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 99. Known as “America’s Preacher,” Graham ministered worldwide, bringing the gospel message to billions. His Crusades, along with radio and television broadcasts encouraged millions of people to decide to follow Christ. He counseled presidents dating back to Dwight Eisenhower, and was one of the most influential evangelists of his time. World Methodist Council General Secretary Ivan Abrahams reflects, “Billy Graham was a man of his time, an evangelist par excellence
The World Methodist Council celebrates with Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell on his retirement following 25 years of leadership to the World Methodist Evangelism Institute. Dr. Winston Worrell retired last June (2016), but will be honored on 1 May 2017 at the World Methodist Evangelism Institute Founders Dinner in Dunwoody, Ga. USA. The Institute will also celebrate 35 years of ministry. WMC General Secretary Ivan Abrahams stated, “We wish Dr. Worrell only the best in his retirement and give thanks for his many years of dedicated leadership, helping the World Methodist Evangelism Institute grow and flourish.” The WMC President and officers also
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Rev. Dr. H. Eddie Fox, World Director of World Methodist Evangelism, announced his retirement after 25 years. Dr. Fox, who has been affiliated with the World Methodist Council since 1976, made his intention known during a recent meeting of the officers of World Methodist Evangelism in Nashville, Tennessee USA.