Worship and evangelism are central to the Christian faith, but worshiping God is much more than attending church on Sunday, just as evangelism is much more than saying religious words to an unbeliever. As artists, our missionary strategy needs to employ every available means of communication—speaking, listening, playing music, storytelling, using parables and proverbs, dancing, drama, visual arts—as we seek to make men, women, and children worshipers of God.
The list of accomplishments achieved by Billy Graham during his fruitful life is too long to itemize. What can be said with certainty is that from publishing to mass media to education, he has used every tool at his disposal to spread the Gospel. The result is that an estimated 100 million people have heard him preach and over two million have made a commitment to Christ.
George Whitefield (1714-1770) was one of the great names in evangelism. He was born in Gloucester, England, and entered Oxford in 1733.
Reuben Archer (R. A.) Torrey (1856-1928) was a renowned Congregational evangelist and author. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey and studied at Yale University.