Podcast: Street Preaching

Boldness in evangelism is typically not second nature.  We are fearful, afraid of what people might think.  Even the apostle Paul needed the prayers of the saints in this regard.  Read again what he says to the Ephesians,

“[And pray] also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Eph 6:19-20)

Listen in to our conversation with Gary Van Keppel, a man who has been given much grace to proclaim the gospel along the streets and sidewalks of Broad Ripple, a place in Indianapolis known for its nightlife.  He is what one might call a street preacher.  With both a winsome spirit and grace-filled boldness, Gary takes to the streets nearly every Friday night in order to tell people about Christ’s love.

It is a topic everyone should consider, as it may be the case that our hearts need freshly charged with evangelistic zeal.



  1. Brennan McCafferty March 22, 2014 at 3:46 am #

    I was really encouraged by this podcast…thanks for the upload. It’s definitely good to see street preaching in action by ordinary Christians. It reminded me of a recent sermon by Steve Lawson at the National Ligonier Ministries Conference on George Whitefield, which was very eye-opening & convicting for me. Talk about a man of God with evangelistic zeal! I pray God would raise up more men like Whitefield.

    • Barry York March 23, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      Glad it was an encouragement, Brennan, and Amen!

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