Denman Awards

HARRY DENMAN EVANGELISM AWARD

The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

Evangelism happens in many contexts and many settings; impacts and engages all generations; and requires relationship among a variety of persons.

What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings. Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new Christ Followers who credit encounters with this person as critical in helping to start or reignite their faith journey.

Each year Annual Conferences and the Foundation for Evangelism recognize one youth, one clergy, and one lay person in each conference.

Nomination Process

Send completed nomination forms to:
The Office of Church Development
P.O. Box 2757
Huntersville, NC 28070
Or email the forms to Candy Caron at: ccaron@wnccumc.org

Please do not send nomination forms to The Foundation for Evangelism.

Western North Carolina Conference Award Recipients:
2019
Clergy - Rev. Lynda Ferguson
Laity - Laurie Little
Youth - Torey Haynes
2018
Clergy - Rev. Donnie Mitchem
2017
Laity - Aaron Pardue
Clergy - Rev. Josh Sherfey
2016
Clergy - Rev. Luke Edwards
2015
Laity - George Eubanks
Clergy - Rev. James Grant Allred
2012
Laity - Haley Melton
Clergy - Rev. Duncan Overrein
Clergy - Rev. Chris Westmoreland
2011
Laity -  Emily Hatley
Clergy - Rev. James Hamrick II
2009
Group - Camp Tekoa
Laity - Peggy Correll
Clergy - Dr. Charles Kyker
2008
Group - Ministry TeamKidz Jam Sidewalk Sunday School East Flat Rock NC
​Laity - Elizabeth Montgomery Greensboro
Clergy - Rev. Hubert Clinard
2007
Laity - Katie Fralic
Clergy - Rev. Robert Fuquay Jr.
2006
Group - Disaster Response Center, Clyde/Volunteers Clyde NC
Laity - James Williams 
Clergy - Rev. Steve James 
2005
Group - Grace UMC Youth Kings Mountain NC
Laity - Samuel H. Smith Jr. 
Clergy - Rev. Kelly P. Carpenter 
2004
Group - Flag Springs Youth 
Laity - Virginia Caple 
Clergy - Rev. Andy Lambert 
2003
Group - King's Angels, King's Kids, King's Academy Greensboro NC
Laity - Lola Anne McAdoo 
Clergy - Rev. Paul Christy
2002
Group - Crossroads United Methodist Church, Concord NC
Laity - Trudy Gordon                                                    
Clergy - Rev. Cathy Cook
2001
Laity - Dale Barrier
Clergy - Rev. Jeffrey Johnsen
2000
Laity - Everett Brim
Clergy - Rev. Jeffrey Johnsen
1999
Laity - E. Warren Bowden
Clergy - Rev. Hector Millan
Clergy - Rev. Alan Rice
1997
Clergy - Walter Farris
Clergy - Charles Wilson
1996
Laity - James Windham Jr.
Clergy - Dr. Michael Brown
1995
Laity - L.F. Mims
Clergy - Rev. Leonard Stadler
1994
Laity - Elizabeth Provence
Clergy - Rev. Lowell McNanney
1993
Laity - Charles Streetman
Clergy - Rev. Donald Haynes
1992
Laity - Patsy Craver Stamey
Clergy - Rev. Lane Hurley
1991
Laity - Gerald Broome
Clergy - Rev. Sara Elliott

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