Harry Denman Evangelism Awards

By WV UMC Admin

The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

The awards are named for Harry Denman, a noted lay evangelist and Christian leader, who believed that each person must live their call to make disciples of Jesus Christ through relationship, mission, and faith-sharing.  He once said,

“Today…the only way we can see Christ is to see him wrapped in a person…We need to become a package of love, a package of faith, a package of Christ.”  Harry Denman

What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings.  Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new Christ Followers who credit encounters with this person as critical in helping to start or reignite their faith journey.

Awards are given in three categories: Pastor, Laity, and Youth.

If you know someone whose life and ministry helps to introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ, please consider nominating them for the Harry Denman award.  Please specify whether your nominee is a pastor, layperson, or youth.  Nominations open on March 1, and the deadline for nominations is April 15, 2024.