Have you ever heard some great news? How long did you keep it to yourself? God’s love for us, shown in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, is the best news we have to share with the world. It is news that will change lives today and for eternity.
The work of evangelism and congregational development is to intentionally widen the reach of individual Christians and the church in sharing this good news. Every church can put systems and processes in place that assist people in sharing their faith and inviting others to claim that for themselves. That’s the work of the Evangelism and Congregational Development teams. We’d love to tell you more.
For over 40 years, Pastor/Evangelist Stephon Reed has been active in full-time ministry, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom throughout the United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Ireland, England, and Mexico. Stephon is a noted preacher with a passion to see people experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. He regularly is a featured speaker at revivals, camp meetings, and special outreach services.
Pastor Stephon has a BA in Religion from the University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. He graduated with his M-Div. from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, PA, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He also is a graduate of Hood College, Frederick MD, with an MA in Thanatology.
Pastor Reed’s wife, Shirley, is Pastor of First & Jane’s UMC in Keyser WV and is often active with Stephon in the Evangelistic efforts.
Pastor Reed’s contact info is: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 185
Springfield, WV 26763
304-492-4144 Home 304-676-1507 Cell
“Pastor Reed's messages were inspiring and spirit-filled. I feel that God works through him in powerful and drawing ways. I had many comments on the messages, and especially the power in which they were delivered. There were several responses to his invitation for a closer walk with the Lord and three gave their hearts to Christ.
Just as I had many comments on the messages, I had many comments on the music also. Pastor Stephon and Pastor Shirley work together synergistically, with the music and message, to create an environment where the Spirit can touch hearts. They both helped to make our revival a great success.”
Rev. Cindy Skinner, pastor Riverton Charge
Harry Denman Award
The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards honor a United Methodist clergy, youth, and lay person in each annual conference who has exhibited outstanding efforts in Wesleyan evangelism by faithfully carrying out the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ.” Those eligible for this prestigious award practice the Great Commission. This can involve personal witnessing, speaking, and inspiring individual persons or the local church to be actively involved helping people to experience the transforming love of God through Jesus Christ.
Neither the size of the local church with which the person is affiliated, the age or gender of the person, nor the length of their service should limit one’s eligibility. What is important are the people whose lives have been changed by the life and ministry of the nominee. Nominations are due by April 15th. Nominate someone now.