In the Scripture passage of Ephesians 4:11- 13 we read: “It was [God] who gave some… to be … evangelists … to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God [Jesus] and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.)”
In this radio recording, available for anytime listening, toward the conclusion, a God-called and authentic evangelist summarizes, from the Scriptures how to each can be Biblically be assured that (1) every one of our sins is forgiven, (2) how we can have wonderful peace with God, and (3) how we can have abundant life on this earth and eternal life in Heaven with Jesus Christ!
What an offer from God’s word!
Some who have used the title “evangelists” have been far from qualified for such a good title, especially in the last generation or two.
But that does not mean that God no longer calls Evangelists. The passage above from the Word of God says that true and genuine evangelists are definitely selected by God.
Evangelist Wayne Bristow is a longtime friend is a genuine, authentic, evangelist. He received that call decades ago … and has been faithful to God in his call ever since … preaching in nearly every state in the USA and in scores of foreign nations.
And he has been faithful to the dear wife, Robbie, that God gave him … and now is her caregiver in her notable health limitations.
Many will know the names of his longtime evangelistic team members with Wayne, Jimmy Hodges and Felix Snipes. On a very personal note, Felix, my dear high school friend, was standing beside me in the Billy Graham Crusade Choir in “Tiger Stadium” of the last service of the 1952 “Greater Jackson (MS) Crusade with Billy Graham.” During the “Invitation” by Mr. Graham, toward the end of the meeting, Felix, standing beside me, leaned over and said: “Harold, come go with me. I want to rededicate my lie to Christ!” Of course I went with him.
Felix later told me that event was when he really received Jesus in true conversion and was “saved!” (Acts 16:31) This was to lead him into a great ministry of music and emceeing evangelistic services … working with such men as John Edmund Haggai, Dr. Charles Stanley and Wayne Bristow!
Careful “journaling” by Wayne for 50 years or so enabled him to write a terrific and moving book, recently published, on his life and faith “adventures” .. Each Step of the Way. It can be ordered from Evangelist Bristow by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A humorous note: Wayne Bristow led tours to the Holy Land and Europe. On one I took with me young son, David Hendrick. At one point we were touring the Vatican in Rome, looking for Michelangelo’s world-famous statue of the Old Testament’s King David. In looking around, trying to locate the great art sculpture, Wayne called out to those around him: “Where is David?”
Our son David, age 11, responded: “I’m right here!!”
Related links regarding God-called Evangelist …
To hear … “Faithful Evangelist Wayne Bristow; 50+ years of ministry, marriage; ‘running the race’ with ‘style’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/04/06/faithful-evangelist-wayne-bristow-50-years-of-ministry-marriage-running-the-race-with-style/ ;
To hear … “Felix & Patsy Snipes … ‘How Charles Stanley got to Atlanta….’ June, 2008” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2008/07/03/felix-patsy-snipes-how-charles-stanley-got-to-atlanta-june-2008/ (Felix and Patsy eventually made their home in Atlanta where Felix would travel to lead evangelistic meetings through the United States … and even beyond, many of those with Evangelist Wayne Bristow. The couple became a part of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Felix, in time, was asked to serve on the church’s “search” committee in seeking a staff minister to serve under the senior pastor. In that role, Felix asked his earlier partner in evangelism, Charles Stanley, to consider “something you had never thought of …” With Charles’ permission, Felix recommended him to the FBC Atlanta. Charles was invited by the committee, and then by the church, to accept the church’s invitation as a staff minister. Charles accepted. In those early weeks in Atlanta, Charles and his family … including son Andy Stanley … lived with Felix and Patsy before moving into their own house. So God used Felix Snipes (saved as a high school student in the Billy Graham Crusade in Jackson, Mississippi in 1952) to get Charles Stanley to Atlanta … which led to his nationwide and worldwide ministry!)
To hear … “Evangelist Rob Welch to proclaim Christ to thousands in Tanzania, Africa; See www.forhisglorymin.org” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/07/03/evangelist-rob-welch-to-proclaim-christ-to-thousands-in-tanzania-africa-see-www-forhisglorymin-org/;
To hear … “Evangelist Ron Hutchcraft regarding spiritual stirring among Native American youth; see www.oneagleswings.com” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/07/15/evangelist-ron-hutchcraft-re-spiritual-stirring-among-native-youth-see-www-oneagleswings-com/;
To hear … “Evangelist Rob Welch preaches in Africa; ‘Festivals’ there saw 90,000 respond to the Gospel of Jesus! … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/10/18/evangelist-rob-welch-preaches-in-africa-festivals-there-saw-90000-respond-to-the-gospel-of-jesus/. And …
To hear … “Patsy Snipes; re the death of husband Felix Snipes; their remarkable ministry; Charles Stanley connection” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/06/17/patsy-snipes-re-the-death-of-husband-felix-snipes-their-remarkable-ministry-charles-stanley-link/
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