World Methodist Evangelism

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A new message from World Director H. Eddie Fox focused on celebrating that the LIGHT, “the true light which enlightens everyone” (John 1:9), has come into the world. Read the message here...

News Release from
Bishop B. Michael Watson
President of
World Methodist Evangelism

The Reverend Doctor H. Eddie Fox, World Director of World Methodist Evangelism, has decided to retire after having served in this position for 25 years.  He began serving as World Director on January 1, 1989, following the service of Dr. Alan Walker of Australia, who was the first person to serve in this global Methodist/Wesleyan evangelism ministry. Dr. Fox made his intention known during a recent meeting of the officers of World Methodist Evangelism in Nashville, Tennessee.

World Methodist Evangelism encourages unity in witness in the member churches of the World Methodist Council and develops the ministry of evangelism in the World Methodist communion, which is the family of Methodist, Wesleyan, Nazarene and all churches with roots in the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition.  World Methodist Evangelism is dedicated to advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ by means which include evangelizing, training leaders to evangelize, connecting congregations in the World Methodist family, relating to evangelism leaders in denominations of churches in the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition and developing evangelistic resources for the purpose of multiplying the witnesses of Jesus Christ.  The ministry is committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world so THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW JESUS CHRIST that more and more persons will come to saving and transforming faith and live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in the reign of God.

Bishop B. Michael Watson, on behalf of the officers of World Methodist Evangelism, expressed deep appreciation for Dr. Fox’s many years of effective evangelism ministry and leadership in the World Methodist family.  Bishop Watson acknowledged that Eddie Fox may very well be the most well known Methodist preacher in the world.  He said that “Dr. Fox has offered the gospel of Jesus Christ to people on every continent and in over 90 countries around the world.  Few people have made a greater evangelistic impact since the Wesleys.  We will be eternally grateful to God for the remarkable ministry of this outstanding Christian leader.” 

Bishop Watson said that plans will be made to celebrate the lifetime ministry of Eddie and Mary Nell Fox at an appropriate time in the future.  He also announced that the search for a successor to Dr. Fox will begin immediately, and appreciates that Dr. Fox has agreed to continue serving until his successor is in place. 

A job description for the position of World Director (click here) or contact the office of World Methodist Evangelism, P.O. Box 8388, Hermitage, TN 37076.  More information can be obtained from the office by calling 615-885-5020.  Recommendations and applications are also now being accepted.

From every continent, pilgrims in the World Methodist Communion followed Christ Jesus in the steps of the Wesleys to celebrate and gives thanks for the life and witness of the Wesleys.  In London May 24, 2013, they worshiped in St. Paul’s Cathedral Evening Song just as John Wesley on May 24, 1738.  Prayers of thanksgiving for the Wesleys were raised in the historic cathedral. Tracing the steps of John Wesley, they continued to Aldersgate street where at the very same place that evening at a prayer meeting Wesley described his experience, “I felt my heart strangely warmed.  I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation.” 
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First Sunday In Advent
November 30, 2014


On the first Sunday in Advent, the World Methodist Family on every continent will observe a sacred time of fervent prayer for peace and for all humankind.  From the dawn of this day in the Kingdom of Tonga until the end of the day as the sun sets in the South Pacific, the Methodist/Wesleyan family around the world will be praying for peace in many languages. Click here for Pray for Peace Resource Booklet and many other Pray for Peace Resources to help you make your First Sunday in Advent celebration a Prayer for Peace!

Message of the World Director of Evangelism, H. Eddie Fox: "The EvangeBells Are Ringing Out the Message Peace on Earth!"

The kings were tired of war and invited the evangelist to preach the good news.   The evangelist crossed over the river to ring the bells of peace and healing for all.  (more…)


A key ministry of World Methodist Evangelism is to multiply the faith-sharers of the gospel who have confidence and competence to witness to the name of Jesus Christ. The Faith-Sharing Initiative was launched at the World Methodist Conference in 1996 in Rio with the release of the Faith-Sharing New Testament.  It is a primary ministry of World Methodist Evangelism and thousands of Methodist have been trained in the “graceful pattern” of sharing faith the Wesleyan way.  The key resources are the Faith-Sharing New Testament and Faith Sharing textbook.  The most recent release of these key resources are in the Spanish language. more…

First Worldwide Bible Study Still Available in English, Spanish and Many Other Languages!
The worldwide Bible Study, That The World May Know Jesus Christ! by Brazilian Methodist Bishop Paulo Lockmann -- part of the World Methodist Evangelism Emphasis -- is still available from WME Press in English and Spanish. Order an Introductory Packet today and lead your church or group to join thousands of Methodists around the globe who are simultansously studying the powerful final message of Jesus on evangelistic outreach and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit from chapters 14, 15, 16 and 17 of John.
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