I was once the in-your-face obnoxious evangelist, but I’ve grown in skill and grace. I would talk with everyone whether they wanted to hear me or not, but I now have more fruitful evangelistic conversations that help seekers move closer to Christ.
I’ve lost the fear that stops me from talking about my faith.
You’ll often find me spending time with people outside of church and talking about my relationship with Jesus.
You can too.
As an evangelist, I want to help seekers and believers connect with a local church so they may grow in grace.
Yet many churches are not welcoming, and many don’t seem to care about their visitor.
A church can always improve it’s welcome experience to help newcomers learn about Jesus and find a place to serve.
Your church can too.
I’m Chris Walker, the writer behind EvangelismCoach.org. I’ve studied evangelism and church growth ever since answering phones for a Billy Graham crusade over 20 years ago, and have led countless training seminars throughout the Americas in many different denominations.
Denominations vary from independent, Presbyterian, Christian Reformed, Church of God, Foursquare, Evangelical Covenant, Greek Orthodox, Salvation Army, Church of God General Conference, United Methodist, along with other flavors of Pentecostal and Charismatic independent churches.
My experience as a first time church visitor in all these different contexts helps me bring you fresh ideas on how you can welcome church visitors into your midst. My conversational experiences with people from all different places in their journey to faith always brings me fresh insight to help you.
What can I do for you?
I want to help you:
- Lead more church visitors to Christ as they get involved in your congregation.
- Remove the unnecessary barriers to a church visitor getting involved.
- Have awesome conversations about Jesus with people who need Him.
- Celebrate more baptisms of new believers this year.
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Chris Walker is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is the principal writer for Evangelism Coach.
He has studied evangelism and church growth ever since answering telephones for a Billy Graham crusade over 20 years ago, and has led countless training seminars throughout North and South America in many different denominations.
Chris was involved in youth ministry for 15 years, was associate pastor at Christ Presbyterian in Richmond VA, and in 2001 helped to launch Eternity Church, an international church focused on gathering the nations to worship Christ.
He earned a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield IL, and a Master of Theology from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond VA.
In 2004, he was Millard Scholar of Evangelism at Union PSCE in Richmond.
Currently he serves as Pioneer Faculty for Missions and Evangelism in the Americas with The Dunamis Insitute, a ministry of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International and is involved in a new church plant in the city where he lives.
Chris has taught evangelism for local mission bases of Operation Mobilization, Youth with a Mission, and HIMF (based in Costa Rica).
Chris has taught evangelism and church renewal in 8 different countries: United States, Austria, Panamá, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.
Chris and his wife Brenda have two children, Brandon and Anakarina. As a family, they enjoy vacations in Latin America and have visited places like the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, and Macchu Pichu in the Andean mountains of Peru.
Chris also serves as the evangelism specialist for the Celtic Hound Network (CHN), developed to specialize in spiritual life coaching and organizational development resourcing for church leaders.
Chris is a member of the Internet Evangelism Day speakers bureau.
Chris has written two books:
What has Chris done and why should you consider him?
If you are wondering why you should bother with Chris and if he has any skill, consider some of what Chris as done in the past that might be relevant:
- Studied Evangelism since 1988
- Moderated Presbytery’s Evangelism Committee
- Conducted Multiple workshops at Presbytery events
- Published in Net Results Magazine
- Launched 4 other businesses
- Consulted on the development of new evangelism curriculum
- Taught evangelism and mission conferences in 8 countries
- Taught on expository preaching in 2 countries
- Taught on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit in 4 countries.
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