For seventy years, the Judson community has set aside a week during the spring semester to focus on spiritual growth. During the 1943-1944 academic year, junior Mary Essie Stephens asked Judson President Dr. John Riddle if it might be possible to bring special guests to campus to encourage the college community in their spiritual lives. Riddle agreed. With the support of Judson’s faculty and staff, Stephens planned Judson’s first Religious Emphasis Week, which would become the annual event now known as Christian Emphasis Week.
“Christian Emphasis Week gives us a chance to set the spiritual tone for the rest of the semester and the new year,” said Cynthia White, who serves as head of Judson’s Chapel committee. The speaker for this year’s Christian Emphasis Week, which will take place on January 26-28, is author and EvanTell founder Larry Moyer.
Born in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Moyer came to know Christ as a teenager. Upon receiving his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1973, he entered full-time evangelism by founding EvanTell, a ministry committed to studying the Scriptures carefully and presenting the gospel clearly. EvanTell’s mission is to declare the gospel clearly and simply; activate believers around the world; and prepare the upcoming generations to reach the lost.
Moyer is also a writer, having authored numerous evangelism tracts and articles in addition to books such as Free and Clear, Show Me How To Share The Gospel, Show Me How To Answer Tough Questions, 31 Days with the Master Fisherman, 31 Days to Living as a New Believer, and 21 Things God Never Said.
Moyer’s ministry has taken him through the United States and to more than sixty global locations as a speaker in churches, area-wide outreaches, camps, pastors’ conferences, and seminars on evangelism. He is a regular guest lecturer in evangelism at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York and Florida and visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife reside in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.
Moyer will speak in three special worship services in Judson’s Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel at 11:05 on January 26, 27, and 28. These services are open to the public.
Moyer will also be the guest speaker at a special session for pastors, presented by the College in partnership with the Office of LeaderCare and Church Administration of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, on January 26. For more information about this workshop, contact Jill Stokes at 800-264-1225 ext. 316 or email@example.com.
For additional information about Christian Emphasis Week, contact Cynthia White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-683-5249.