Chairman: Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett (United Methodist Church, USA)

Director of World Methodist Evangelism (staff):  Rev. Dr. Kim Reisman (United Methodist Church, USA)

Director of World Methodist Evangelism Institute (staff): Rev. Dr. L. Wesley de Souza (United Methodist Church, USA)


World Evangelism was launched in 1971 when the World Methodist Conference in Denver, Colorado declared: ‘It is time for all the people called Methodists to go on World Mission and Evangelism together! We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ’s Commission to His church to preach the Gospel and to make Disciples is the supreme business of the Church. God through the Holy Spirit is calling the Methodist people everywhere to a strengthened and sustained thrust in world mission and evangelism.’

World Evangelism seeks to be faithful to the vision in the following key strategic areas of ministry: Connecting Congregations in Christ; Multiplying the Witnesses of Christ; Training Leaders in Evangelism; Developing Resources for Evangelism; To see the Methodist Movement alive, vibrant, growing and yearning to spread the good news of Christ Jesus throughout the whole world through word, deed and sign!

During the 1970′s, leaders in the World Evangelism movement began envisioning an institute which would raise up a new generation of faithful evangelism leaders around the world. At the World Methodist Council’s meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii in July, 1981 the World Methodist Evangelism Institute was established as a ministry of World Evangelism, World Methodist Council and Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. For over thirty years now, the World Methodist Evangelism Institute has worked to broaden and connect pan-Methodist leaders through its seminars.

World Methodist Evangelism website: www.worldmethodist.org
Mailing: P.O. Box 8142, Lafayette, IN 47903
Physical: 3072 Hamilton St, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: (765) 413-2966
Email: info@worldmethodist.org

World Methodist Evangelism Institute website: www.wmei.org
Address: 1531 Dickey Dr., Ste #416, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-6344
Email: wmei@emory.edu


Honoring the Ministry of Evangelist Billy Graham

The World Methodist Council mourns the loss of a great preacher, evangelist, and friend. The Rev. William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr., who died today (Feb. 21) at the age of
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