Head of World Methodist Evangelism to Retire After 25 Years of Service


The Rev. Dr. H. Eddie Fox, World Director of World Methodist Evangelism, has decided to retire after having served in the position for 25 years. He began serving as World Director on January 1, 1989, following the service of Dr. Alan Walker of Australia, who was the first person to serve in this global Methodist/Wesleyan evangelism ministry. Dr. Fox made his intention known during a recent meeting of the officers of World Methodist Evangelism in Nashville, Tenn.

Bishop B. Michael Watson, on behalf of the officers of World Methodist Evangelism, expressed deep appreciation for Dr. Fox’s many years of effective evangelism ministry and leadership in the World Methodist family. Bishop Watson acknowledged that Eddie Fox “may very well be the most well-known Methodist preacher in the world”.  

“Dr. Fox has offered the gospel of Jesus Christ to people on every continent and in over 90 countries around the world," said Bishop Watson. "Few people have made a greater evangelistic impact since the Wesleys. We will be eternally grateful to God for the remarkable ministry of this outstanding Christian leader.”

Bishop Watson said that plans will be made to celebrate the lifetime ministry of Eddie and Mary Nell Fox at an appropriate time in the future. He also announced that the search for a successor to Dr. Fox will begin immediately, and appreciates that Dr. Fox has agreed to continue serving until his successor is in place.

A job description for the position of World Director is available from the office of World Methodist Evangelism, P.O. Box 8388, Hermitage, TN 37076.  More information can be obtained from the office by calling 615-885-5020.  Recommendations and applications are also now being accepted.

World Methodist Evangelism encourages unity in witness in the member churches of the World Methodist Council and develops the ministry of evangelism in the World Methodist communion, which is the family of Methodist, Wesleyan, Nazarene and all churches with roots in the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition.  World Methodist Evangelism is dedicated to advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ by means which include evangelizing, training leaders to evangelize, connecting congregations in the World Methodist family, relating to evangelism leaders in denominations of churches in the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition and developing evangelistic resources for the purpose of multiplying the witnesses of Jesus Christ.  The ministry is committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world so THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW JESUS CHRIST and more and more persons will come to saving and transforming faith and live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in the reign of God.