The Harry Denman Evangelism Award recognizes a person whose life and ministry exemplifies the teaching of Christ and the Great Commission. Recipients of this award were nominated by individuals, churches or districts and were selected by the Indiana Annual Conference Denman Awards Committee chaired by Ben Boruff.

Recipients live their call to “Offer Them Christ” daily. For more than thirty years, The Foundation for Evangelism has been privileged to work with annual conferences to celebrate outstanding personal evangelism ministry of United Methodist clergy, laity and youth by sponsoring the prestigious Harry Denman Evangelism Award.

Since inception, more than 2,500 individuals have been honored. Think of the multiplying impact on the lives of others these folks have made through their efforts to help people experience God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ!

The Award is named for the founder of The Foundation for Evangelism. Dr. Billy Graham wrote, “Harry Denman was one of the great mentors for evangelism in my own life and ministry… the thing people will remember above all about Harry Denman was his love of Christ and his desire to see others come to know Him. He truly was one of those rare individuals whose impact will continue for generations to come.”

This award is made possible by partnership with annual conferences across the country. This year’s Indiana Conference 2013 Denman Award recipients are Gabrielle Pruitt (youth) a member of Mount Pleasant UMC in Terre Haute (West District), Dennis Pickard (lay) a member of First UMC in Sheridan (North Central District), and the Rev. Robert H. Miller, Jr. (clergy) of Mt. Comfort UMC, who lives in New Palestine (Central District). They were announced during the Laity Session on Thursday afternoon, June 6.