Harry Denman Evangelism Award

Nominations for 2017 are closed.

Please watch ctcumc.org/AC17 for the announcement of the 2017 award recipient the week of June 11-17.
Denise Bell Blakely, recipient of the 2012 Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy Recognizing A Passion for Evangelism
Each year at Annual Conference, we honor those with a calling to "offer them Christ" daily as modeled by Dr. Harry Denman, founder of The Foundation for Evangelism.
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award is given to recognize those whose lives exemplify the Great Commission through word and deed. This Award honors those whose ministry of evangelism consistently brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is their passionate commitment to consistently introduce others
to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new Christ Followers who credit them as critical in helping to start or reignite their faith journey.
Nomination Form and Details

Click here to download the nomination form.

  • Nominees exhibit a passion for evangelism in word, sign and deed
  • Clergy, laity, and even youth are eligible to be nominated.
  • Individuals, churches, and districts can make nominations.
  • The deadline for submissions will be posted prior to Annual Conference each& spring.
  • Nominations must be received by the Smith Center for Evangelism and Church Growth.
  • Submit completed forms by email to tammylindley@ctcumc.org or by mail to:
Central Texas Conference Service Center
Attn: Tammy Lindley
3200 E. Rosedale St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

Previous Recipients
2016: Rev. Patricia Warden, FUMC Nolanville

2015: Peggy Fiveash, Alan Rittinger and Johnny Hernandez, Ballinger FUMC
          Dr. Louis Carr, Harvest UMC

2014: Jimmy Adams, Arlington
          Rev. Betsy Godbold, White's Chapel UMC 

2013: Chris Rowe, Tehuacana UMC
          Rev. Joel Robbins, Ovilla UMC

2012: Seth William Locke, DeLeon FUMC
          Rev. Denise Bell-Blakely, Everman UMC

2011: Rev. Steve Ramsdell, Waco FUMC

2010: Pat Stroman, Central Waco UMC 
          Rev. Leah Hidde-Gregory, Frost UMC
          Dr. John McKellar, White’s Chapel UMC

About Harry Denman
Harry Denman (1893-1976) was once described as the kind of man who could carry the flag at the head of the parade while at the same time beating the drum and setting the cadence for the march. Whether he was speaking to one person or a multitude, he had the gift of making people want to listen. Love for the Lord and his fellow human beings was the keynote of his life. Billy Graham wrote of him: "Denman was one of the great mentors for evangelism in my own life and ministry... the thing people will remember above all about him was his love of Christ and his desire to see others come to know Him." He was tirelessly, dedicated to one objective: to witness for Jesus Christ.

For these reasons, each year the Central Texas Conference seeks to honor one whose life exemplifies the spirit and dedication of Harry Denman with the Denman Evangelism Award. If you know someone who reflect the singleness of purpose in reaching persons for Christ, please complete and submit the nomination form above.

About The Foundation for Evangelism
For more than thirty years, The Foundation for Evangelism has been privileged to work with annual conferences to celebrate outstanding evangelism ministries of United Methodist clergy, laity and youth by sponsoring the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. The Foundation& is a non-profit organization, serving ministries of The United Methodist Church. The mission of The Foundation is to promote, encourage and provide resources for responsible evangelism, enabling The United Methodist Church to bring persons into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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For more information about the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, please contact The Smith Center for Evangelism and Church Growth.