Wesleyan Voices That Inspire

Harry Denman

Methodist layman and evangelist credited with founding The Foundation for Evangelism, Harry Denman was considered a friend by fellow evangelists of the day, Oral Roberts and Billy Graham. He preached the equality of all persons and modeled a life taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

E. Stanley Jones

Widely-known 20th Century Methodist Evangelist and Missionary, Dr. Jones spent 70 years traveling throughout the world speaking for for peace, racial brotherhood, and social justice. He was a constant witness for Jesus Christ.

Helen Kim

Helen Kim broke down barriers for Korean women by expanding their educational opportunities. The first Korean woman to receive a doctorate, Kim transformed Ewha College, a women’s school founded by an American Methodist missionary in 1886, into the largest women’s university in the world. Kim and Dr. Harry Denman became friends after she invited him to preach at a revival at Ewha College

Michael Adam Beck

Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary, Director of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference, and Director of Fresh Expressions for the United Methodist Church. Michael serves as co-pastor of Wildwood UMC and St. Mark’s UMC, Ocala with his wife Jill

Alma Tinoco Ruiz

Director at the Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, Alma’s work centers on the intersection of homiletics, pastoral care, and evangelism, helping preachers respond to the traumatic injuries marginalized and oppressed communities experience.

D.T. Niles

A Ceylonese pastor, evangelist and president of the Ceylon Methodist Conference, Niles considered his primary calling that of an evangelist, a task he once defined as “one beggar telling another beggar where to get food.”

ESJ Professors of Evangelism

The E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism teach in Wesleyan-tradition seminaries and schools of theology around the world. These individuals teach evangelism while also providing experience for their students in a variety of ways that help prepare them for ministry in the local church. Many also teach and speak for denominational and regional conferences bringing their experience to the wider church.

Dr. William "Billy" Abraham

a Northern Irish theologian, analytic philosopher, and Methodist pastor known for his contributions to the philosophy of religion, religious epistemology, evangelism, and church renewal. Abraham spent most of his career in the United States and was the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Eddie & Mary Nell Fox

Rev. Dr. Eddie Fox, together with his wife Mary Nell, dedicated their lives to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. The memory and purpose of this fruitful ministry continues through a partnership with Mary Nell, the Fox family and The Foundation for Evangelism, to award “So That the World May Know Jesus” – Global Grants for Evangelism