At the turn of the last century the leadership in the body of Christ wrote
books, and preached at conferences and held church services like they
do today. They also preached the gospel in the streets and in public
places to sinners that were not saved. Spurgeon at his pastors college
trained his students to preach in the streets as one of there duties as
pastors. D.L. Moody was a regular preaching on street corners when the
crowds were thick enough. The Salvation Army had many veteran street
preachers and this was one of there main ministries in there first years.
Many think it was John Wesley, and George Whitefield that the Lord used
to restore this ministry. The truth is the Protestant Reformation from its
infancy preached the gospel from the roof tops. John Bunyan the author
of 'Pilgrims Progress' preached in the streets. Frank Bartleman one of
the main leaders of the famous Azusa Street Revival preached the
gospel in the streets weekly.
Gospel tracts were also used on a large scale. Frank Bartleman wrote
many gospel tracts that he handed out by the tens of thousands on the
streets. The Lord's leadership at the turn of the last century all promoted
the use of gospel tracts big time! Its hard to even find good tracts today
unless you know were to look.
The Lord is in the process of restoring biblical evangelism to the church.
It's a movement that is growing rapidly by His hand. Living Waters is
holding conferences in large churches all across our Nation teaching
folks the does and don'ts of street ministry. There are others also
promoting and teaching the fundamentals of evangelism.
The best way to break into this ministry is to start hanging out with
others that are doing it. We need boots on the ground for Jesus!
Obstacles are to be expected in street ministry.
There's a lot of teachings out there for
Christians to learn how to share there Faith.
What were really missing is the info on how
to deal with the obstacles that can wear you
down and take the fun out of this ministry.
The two biggest issues out there are the police,
security guards and hard-core hecklers. This
ministry is a blast and I love it, but the truth is if
you don't learn how to handle these two things
you will look for a different ministry in time.They
will wear you out and take your passion away.
I didn't invent this ministry, it was taught to me
by others and books that I have read. I don't
claim to be an expert I'm still learning myself. We
should all be teachable! There are brothers
and sister's in Christ out there that have years
on me in this ministry. I'm very grateful to be
apart of the street preaching movement!
From e-mails that I get and through checking out
other street preacher's web-site's I can see that
there's ministries out there that are having a
hard time with the police. The Bible Believers
have been preaching in the streets for 30 years!
I don't know of another group that is more
equipped to handle police problems than them!
They have been preaching for decades and they
are one of the oldest groups in this ministry.
I learned this info from the Bible Believers.
Before they target an event weather it's the
Super Bowl or Mardi Gras there lawyers
contact the local police station in the area that
there going to hit and inform them of what there
plans are. It's that simple!
As you long as you are on public property your
legal. It's illegal for them to stop you from
preaching or handing out gospel tracts! If they
stop you they are breaking the law! The Bible
Believers has one many law suits and have sued
many cities successfully. The key here is that
anyone that tries to shut you down runs the risk
of being sued. One of my Baptist friends tells
the cop thats harassing him that if he or she
breaks the law by stopping him from preaching
that he will sue them personally. Because he
records the conversation with a video camera
and gets the officers badge number its very
effective! It works.
This brings up another point. It's important that
you know for sure that your on public property. If
its private property your in trouble! I'm not trying
to be disrespectful when I say this but the truth
is police officers will lie and tell you anything to
get you to leave. Thats the truth and if your not
prepared you will have wasted your day or road
trip for nothing! Know if it's public or not.
Sometimes the police force sees you as
disturbing the peace, causing unnecessary
problems and it's there job to keep the peace so
we don't want to make them out to be the bad
guys. The facts are recorded in scripture in the
book of Acts that when a evangelism team hits
the streets there will be problems. Open-air
preachers stir the pot, they create controversy.
When we hit certain area's in Houston with signs
the police station gets flooded with phone calls
with folks complaining. The corner can get
heated up at times and the police don't see this
as a blessing to the community. In Bible times
and church history when a evangelism team hits
the streets it creates problems. Jesus shook
Jerusalem to the core! It is what it is..There was
no greater street preacher than the Master and
He stirred the pot big time!!
1. Contact a lawyer this will give you the
confidence that you need to be bold when talking
to the cops. Weakness invites attack when it
comes to hecklers and if you don't talk with
authority with the police they will send you
2. Make sure your on public property.
3. Bring a good video camera and record your
conversation with the officer and ask for name
and badge number. This is what I was taught by
other evangelists and my attorney told me the
same thing. Make sure that the officer knows
that your using the video camera, make it
obvious! Same with hecklers let them see you
using your video camera. Having a video camera
is huge! It keeps folks accountable. There was a
street preacher that was almost in hand cuffs
one time because some hecklers told the police
some lies. When the preacher showed the
officer the video footage the hecklers went to
4. Stand your ground! I had a police officer one
time tell me that if his supervisor came out that I
ran the risk of going to jail. I was recording the
conversation with a video camera and politely
told him that I would gladly talk with his
supervisor. About 45 minutes later his boss
showed up in another car. When he approached
me he said sir your not breaking any laws please
stay out of the road. I responded with a 'yes sir'
and thanked him for serving our community.
There was 2 other friends with me watching to
see how the whole ordeal was going to pan out.
Another time I had one officer threaten to write
me a citation if I didn't leave and I would have to
appear in court. I told him no problem I would
gladly go to court. I was very respectful and at
the same time firm with him.
As he was in his car another police car pulled up
and this officer was telling me that I should just
leave before I ended up in jail. I recorded both
conversations. As I was talking with the second
officer the first came back informing me that his
supervisor told them to let me proceed with my
ministry. I thanked them and they left, but the
whole ordeal lasted a half an hour.
One time 2 cop cars pulled up on me and a
friend while ministering and they were rude and
totally walking all over our rights as Americans to
preach the gospel. As this was happening my
friend pulled out his video camera and started
recording what was happening. Immediately they
were smiling and polite! There whole attitude
changed with in a few minutes they were in there
cars and gone! This works!!
Some officers will allow there egos to kick in.
There not used to this for the most part and I
always inform them that I have been doing this
for a long time and I know what my rights are. If
you inform them that you have a lawyer and you
know your rights and its illegal for them to stop
you its a check mate for you. They might bluff
with you but ultimately the commanding officer
will let you proceed if you hang in there.
5. Be polite. It's in your best interest to make
friends with the police force when ever possible!
Remember they risk there lives daily for us they
6. Have phone numbers of friends in your wallet
in case you do go to jail. Be prepared! My lawyer
told me if at all possible stay out of jail and let
them send in warning letters informing the city of
a law suit if they continue to shut me down.
7. Make sure your vehicle isn't parked on private
property, ex especially if its the owners parking
lot that is calling the cops. I had one officer one
time call a tow truck for my car. Thank God for
the 3 senior Christian women yelling at the police
to leave the Christians alone. Were God guides
8. Train your self to look for the Lord's provision
when things start looking rough! If God has
called you into this ministry He will grant you
9. Keep your cool! You can ruin your reputation
if you don't handle things right. Try to program
your self to how you will respond to
circumstances before they happen so when they
do happen your response will be instinctive.
10. When your dealing with the cops don't let
there pressure get to you. Its there number one
goal is to scare you. Stand your ground! Stay
calm.Trust the Lord!!
11. Don't fall for the you need a permit trick
either! Even when you target a event were
others did get a permit as long as the public is
invited and it's free your legal. When they fence
off a park (or area) and charge to get in you will
have to preach and pass out tracts to the folks
going in. Only on pubic property.
12. If an officer tells you that you need a permit
explain to him your rights as a American to
practice freedom of speech with out a permit. Me
and a friend one time were ministering on a
street corner and there was a shift change with
the police officers and because we were planning
on leaving at 4:00 my friend reminded me of
what time it was. The officer assumed that our
permit was up at that time, and because his
sergeant had been out helping with hecklers at
the shift he figured we had a permit. I politely
explained to him that his sergeant was well
aware that we didn't have a permit and that we
didn't need one. (Don't count on police
protection it's not the norm.)
13. I'm trying to keep this short I could write on
and on. If you don't get good at this security
guards, bouncers, business owners, will shut
you down. They will tell you, your on private
property when your standing on public property.
I went through this at Minute Maid park here in
Houston, and many other locations.
14. You can check with the city to find out whats
public property and whats private. I can usually
tell by looking at things, but by all means don't
ask if your on public or private property. Do
some home work before you get there.
Sidewalks and public parks are freedom of
15. 1st Amendment - Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging
the freedom of speech, or of the press.
16. Your rights to freedom of religion are
stronger even over freedom of speech! You
don't need a permit or permission to share the
gospel! I have a friend that has won a lot of
battles standing on freedom of religion!
17. For the pastor that wants to use Romans
chapter 13 as a argument against my position on
this subject my response will be of simple
hermeneutics. First I agree that we need to
honor and respect all governing officials. As
Christians we should honor everyone.
Remember it was the apostle Paul that wrote the
epistle of Romans and there wasn't to many
people in the Bible that stirred the pot more than
him! When the Sanhedrin told Peter and John to
stop preaching the gospel they told them that
they would obey God not man!
18. A friend gave me a 6 page e-mail "notification
letter" that has all of the laws and facts about
street preaching on public property. When I go
into a new area I e-mail this notification letter to
the mayor, chief of police, and city attorneys
office. Its signed by 2 law firms. It's a game
changer! Get your ducks in a row.
19. Lots of folks have bled and died for our
America to be free! Fighting for our rights is
honorable. Do it with the right motives!
For the glory of God.
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Paul wrote this letter in jail. Paul totally lived
life on the edge of death. Study the life of this apostle; he was reckless he started riots were ever he
went. When Peter and John were beaten for preaching the Gospel they counted it a blessing and they
rejoiced! There was a time when John Wesley went 3 days with out receiving any persecution and while
he was riding his horse he was broken before the Lord searching his heart for any sin that might be in his
life that would stop the persecution that he figured should mark his life. He climbed off his horse and
began to pray and someone from a distance yelled out "hey are you one of those followers of John
Wesley?" John responded with a yes I am, and the man threw a rock and hit him in the head and the blood
flowed. John couldn't have been happier! He jumped back on his horse and headed into the next town to
preach. John from his youth was a student of the Bible and he knew that from Genesis to Revelation that
when the Lord commissioned some one to open air preaching that there would be a price to pay.
Another point here. John Wesley was not a big man! His heart was larger than life but the truth is he was a
and skinny man.
I remember during the Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002 helping Larry Craft one night handling hecklers and
holding his banner. It took everything in me. I was watching Larry preach to tens of thousands of people
that were getting drunk and he was preaching like John the Baptist. I didn't think me or Larry or my brother
had any chance of survival. Larry is a veteran street preacher and I wish I was just half the evangelist of
this man of God! I have seen video clips of him preaching open air at outlaw biker rallies with banner in
hand and his daughter by his side like he was in a church service. Larry was on Beale St one time
preaching to the crowds and drunks and a football player asked him if he could hold his banner. Larry told
him no and the man picked him up and carried him down the street with Larry holding his banner. Larry
is not a big man. He's been caught on fire and jailed numerous times.. I'm keeping this short, Larry is
100 percent ready to die for the Lord! He does this kind of stuff weekly.
William Booth the founder of the Salvation Army had 2 daughters that were reckless in the streets when
they preached. They were dead game for the Lord! There was grown men that were afraid of hanging out
with them. They called Kate 'the marshal'. One service they had a rented hall and threw invitations they
filled the hall full of drunks and street people and gang members. They lost control of the crowd and they
started throwing bottles and getting violent. The team came to the conclusion that they had better get out
of there before it was to late, but Kate refused to stop preaching and her mom had to drag her out. When
they got to the door they pulled knifes on them and Cathrine Booth, William's wife pushed them out of the
way. Jesus freaks! Eager to die for the Master!! You can't work this up. Your either ready to die for the Lord
or your not! Bravery can fail you! It is what it is! Me and brother Luis were driving into the heart of a
homosexual community one time to hold signs about what the Bible teaches on the subject. He asked me
why I keep a discharged bullet in my change holder and I told him it reminds me that any trip could be my
last trip out and I need my thinking straight. To die is gain!
There was a season for the Salvation Army when the violence towards them was so heavy that General
Booth held back the Lord's Army. Martyrs, jailing's, the whole city was in a up-roar. William wasn't safe
walking down the street. (America how far we have fallen from real Christianity!) After a month or so the
Army was chomping at the bit ready to march and preach! When William released his first platoon to march
against the street gangs that were getting paid by bar owners to beat up anyone wearing a Salvation Army
uniform he put Captain Ada in charge of this group. He put a women in charge? Captain Ada was a veteran
street preacher eager to die for her Lord. The Salvation Army wouldn't have been if it wasn't for Cathrine
Booth. She was raised in the non-conformist churches of her time's and she had heard the stories of
Wesley, John Bunyan, Luther, Calvin, Tyndale, etc. William said it regularly "some of my best men are
A mans ego can be a hindrance. What will people think of me if I can't handle this situation? The facts are
that in many places your life is totally in the hands of the group that your targeting. All the Karate and
boxing will not give you the authority that you need. True authority comes from a healthy willingness to
die for the Lord. When your in a bad situation and in the back of your head your praying Lord let them take
me out I'm ready to come home. Then you will have the authority that you need.
If I was counting on my abilities and talents to be able to handle every situation when driving into a days
ministry I would be a nervous wreck! What free's me up is I take the pressure off of myself! So what if I
look like a fool, so what If everyone starts laughing at me, If I look nervous so what its not about me. The
truth is I still fight fear regularly! There is always someone out there thats more talented than you! The
truth is I can't handle everything, I make mistakes, I just do my best.. Deflate your ego.. You will be
humbled in this ministry and if your motives are not right you will stop. All the hero's of the faith had very
humbling experiences. If you go into this ministry for a prop in life you will not last long. Your motives have
to be right.
Is there not a cause! This exactly what God is raising up right now in America, old school street preaching!
Note: If you go out and tell sinners that God love's them just the way they are you will be safe just like the
false prophet's in the Bible! It's only dangerous if you tell them the truth!
Way of the Master
You can read the "Street Preacher's Manual" on this link.
Sin is done in darkness both spiritual and, many times, literal. When someone shines
a spotlight on the activities of sin, the rats tend to run and hide.
I know from many years of experience on the street, that sin can be hampered, stifled,
kept in its hiding place, and at a bare minimum, if the light of the glorious gospel of
Christ is consistently shined on the public streets.
Many Pastors have complained to us about the spiritually cold conditions of their
cities, and that the blatantcy of sin is so prevalent. My reply, drawing from
experiences pastoring a church with a street ministry, is that we preachers have been
given charge of the spiritual heaters and lights. We will be held responsible for the
amount of spiritual warmth and visibility in our communities.
I have seen many bars closed as a result of consistent public witness against them. I
have seen lesbian bars and queer bars boarded up for Jesus. I have personally
witnessed a demonstration of 150 homosexuals against the laws and legislation of the
State of Florida foiled and squelched because there were some preachers willing to
stand in the gap. I have watched the activities of homosexual churches be drastically
altered as a result of public preaching. I have seen governors, legislators, and
supreme court judges forced to publicly choose whether to identify with Jesus Christ
or to deny Him.
Do you have a particular problem in your community? What have you got to lose by
trying to solve it with a public witness?
Lonnie "the baptist" Pursifull
One riot..One ranger..
The Baptists still believe
in taking the battle to the
gate's of the city..
"The Baptist Street Preachers"
That's a bull-horn!
Preaching with sword in hand..
David, why did you put the
They can handle it..They don't
need your atta-boys..There not
used to hearing the words
"thank you for what you do."
Jesus taught that the first will
be last, and the last will be
first..In this world there last..
There used to it...
Woe is me if I'm the one who
tries to soften them up by
putting them on top..
This song is my tribute to the "Baptist Street Preachers"
Ruben enjoying a nice sunny day...
The evangelist that holds a banner or uses
signs will have a "strong presence" and
have more people to talk to..They draw
folks to you! You can still preach and use
This is one of the larger abortion clinics in the Nation.
Please keep this in your
prayers..We are going
to be out here regularly..
Rain, Snow, or Sunshine..
I like the old boy-scout motto, "Be Prepared"
A prayer team
showed up while
me and bro Luis
were holding signs
It would be
awesome to have a
working with the
We need both!!
Prayer ushers in
the presence of
spoken word of
God will not return
void..We need both!
We were out here for 4 hours.
Open Saturdays 8:00 to 12:45
4600 Gulf Freeway, Frontage Rd.
From the side-walk to
the street is legal. Inside
the side-walk is private
property and they will
press charges on you!!
The grass inside the
sidewalk is private
property. They will have
cameras on you. Stand
on there grass and you
will have problems!! If
you bring your kids with
you make sure they stay
off of there grass..
Go.. Stand.. Speak!
We are going
to be getting
signs for the
To stir the pot you
have to keep your
stick at the bottom of
the pot..This is done
with time.. It can be
enduring..There is no
way around this, it's
Texas will see THIS sign!!
Me and a friend were driving down the freeway
preparing for some street ministry..We saw the
abortion clinic to the side and as we talked about
targeting the clinic, the Spirit of God filled the Jeep.. I
didn't for-see this ministry getting involved with this
Were doing some home work right now, and were
going to be getting very involved with the abortion
problem..The cool part is were God guides, He
provides! It will be fun to see the hand of God in this.. I
just watched most of the video that this clip is from
with my brother and its intense! It's pretty much our
2 Peter 2:4-6 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and
delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness,
bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow,
making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; KJV
4 star weekend!
This was a special
presence has really
been increasing on this
ministry...From the time
that me and Angel hit
the above corner it was
on! When Luis and his
family got into town
about 10:00 Saturday
night we took a coffee
break. From 10:30 to
1:30 we had the glory
cloud on the corner as
we held 4 signs and
talked with folks..It was
The goal of this ministry is to
decrease and let Him Increase!
I firmly believe that there is still
hope for America..The Bible and
church history shows that the
Lord can bring restoration!
There wasn't to many people in the Bible that
walked in the power of God like John Wesley did!
If you don't believe me check out his personal
journals written by John himself. William Booth
called John Wesley, God's prophet.. In the early
days of the Salvation Army folks shook under the
power of God! William Booth visited the Welsh
revival that was led by Evan Roberts..
Charles Spurgeon taught that if
you didn't have the Holy Spirit in
your ministry to close up
shop..Jesus made it clear in St.
John 15 that apart from Him we
could do nothing..Check out
George Fox's journal.. It's almost
the same as Wesley's when it
comes to the power of God..
The moves of God that I mentioned
here were out-doors..They weren't
come to us..The Welsh revival and
Azusa was, but they didn't match the
"Great Awakenings" that were out
doors threw open-air preaching!!
Super Bowl Sunday
We hit the bar- district last night
with 4 signs, 9 teen agers and
some Gospel tracts..We were out
here for 3 hours, as usual the Lord
blessed the trip!
Down town Houston
There are things
you can do to
make things safer.
1. Pick a well lite
2. Pick a corner
were the cops
are hanging out
at. Or were there
cars are parked.
3. I keep a large
air-horn in the
back pack that
holds the tracts,
that we lock to a
pole so it can't be
4. Having a video
Stand still, and see the hand of the Lord!!
Cecilia met up with
us today and it was
a huge blessing to
serve the Lord with
She has 2 large
bill-boards on the
freeway (45) next to
the abortion clinic.
They say "Take my
Hand not my Life."
One is in Spanish
and one is in
The cool part is that
she keeps them up
by faith..She can't
afford them and she
trusts the Lord for
finances..My kind of
Christianity! If your
God sent He will
provide!! She is
going to continue to
come out with us !!
I have a missionary
friend, Sandra Bell
who is a Rhema grad.
She has been going
into China for over 30
years..Neat women of
I will never forget one
of her stories of how
the Lord sent her
home from China after
only being there a
very frustrated and
didn't want to leave!!
She is always going
back and forth.
With in a week or 2
after she left there
was a huge earth
quake that hit her
area and if she had
stayed she might not
be here today..
From the bottom of my heart I
want to thank all of those that pray
for this ministry..Thank You!!
We are street
Reformational preaching.. I'm not sure
what this video will call reformational preaching
because I haven't seen it yet..I'm sure the video
will be good I'm looking forward to getting it..
The anointing and mantel on this ministry is
what I would call "Reformational Preaching."
Before I get started I want to explain that most
Christians are going to have a hard time putting
this ministry in a box..I believe in friendship
evangelism, door to door evangelism, working
with the homeless, feeding the poor, teaching
on the love of God, etc. 75% of what we do is
focused on the "big picture" of what is going
on in our Nation at this time.. Example, most
Christians are not aware that most of the big
name churches in America have been visited
by "gay activist" that are trying to get our
leader's to say that homosexuality is not a sin..
The gay activist have been very successful in
doing this! Many now think that homosexuality
is the same as gossip, depression, or other
small sins. 2 Pet. 2:6
1. When I'm standing in front of a nude bar with a warning sign and preaching with a
bull-horn I want them to know why I'm doing this! This is what I would preach on, "Currently
in America the bars are full and the churches are empty, we have reduced our women into
becoming sex objects and our kids are no longer being taught the Bible at home. 1 in 4 girls
are molested by the men that are so post to be protecting them, because pornography has
corrupted there minds and changed them from being men, to perverts.. (That's strong
language? Ya! Thats what it takes some time's to remove there pride and get them to think
every thing threw! Back to the preaching..) In the same way cocaine turns people into drug
addicts, pornography reduces men into perverts! (trust me they can handle this) Currently
the sex trade is destroying the lives of countless young girls that have no father figure at
home to show them a better way.. Human trafficking in Houston is big business with no
conscience what so ever, and it can care less how many lives are being destroyed! Make no
mistake you can't live wrong and die right (By now I'm covered by the Holy Ghost and can
deeply feel the Lord's deep concern for our condition as a Nation and the passion to preach
is increasing!!) Go a head drink another beer, cheat on your wife by lusting after another
women (now I'm targeting there conscience! Conscience means "with knowledge")
Jesus taught that if you look at a women to lust after her you have committed adultery! Jesus
also said it would be better for you to pluck out you eye ball and go to Heaven than to part
Hell wide open with 2 eyes! God is good, and He excepts you to be good to! The Bible
teaches that today is the day of salvation.. God doesn't promise you tomorrow!! Is your soul
right with God?? Think about it my friend!! The Lord gave you the most incredible gift, in that
you will live forever!! God wants you in Heaven, but if you live like the devil you will spend
eternity in Hell! God delivered me from drugs and alcohol and He can do the same for you..
Jesus Christ died on the cross for you because He is more concerned about your future than
your past! It was my sins that put Him on the cross!! The Romans didn't put Him on the cross
you did! Pontius Pilate didn't put Him on the cross my drug problem did! It was the love of
God that kept Jesus on the cross , not the nails.. The Jews didn't crucify the Lord, the sins of
the world did, etc.
2. Mature Christians and pastors can see the big picture of what sin can do to a persons life.
Sin will destroy you in time, and currently sin is destroying our Nation..In the same way a
loving parent informs there kids that bad choice's brings bad consequences, a good street
preacher will want there audience to fully understand also..Smart pastors inform there sheep!
I have been in some churches in the Houston area that can preach the shoe polish off your
dress shoes! Jesus did!! Love tells the truth..I'm not talking about being mean spirited..
3. What about the promises of God? What about the grace of God? These are both biblical!!
Even the hero's of the Faith made mistakes! Noah got drunk after the flood! Paul had to
rebuke Peter one time and for good reason, Gal. 2:11-16. Moses didn't enter the promise land,
thats true! Paul was obviously going threw a hard time when he wrote the last part of
Romans chapter 7. It's true that repentance is one of the biblical steps to salvation. It's also
true that repentance is a life style for the Christian. Only Jesus was perfect!! But to let folks
think that the way to Heaven is easy is misleading! Narrow is the way! Most American's are
convinced that there on there way to Heaven!! We hear it all the time "if what your saying is
true most Americans are headed for Hell.." "Ya, thats why we are out here!" The prophetic
word for America right now is not "God has a better plan for you life!" The word of the Lord is
very simple "repent or perish!" God is good! He expects us to be good to! You can't live
wrong and die right!
4. I'm not talking about shooting our wounded here either.. Of course there is grace for the
person that makes a mistake, or for the fallen pastor, etc. Gal 6:1 Brethren, if a man is
overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness,
considering yourself lest you also be tempted. NKJV
Every one that I mentioned above understood the love of God..They also were well versed in
the fear of the Lord..Jesus is the Lamb of God..He is also the Lion of the tribe of Judah! We
need to understand both in the right balance.
5. To be continued.. :-)
*If your going to come
out with us you need to
Me and Cory were out here for
almost 2 hours..It was heart
breaking to see how many men
brought there famelies
here..Wives and kids..3 police cars
pulled in on us and tried to shut us
down..We had some good
Pastor Ralph Ovadal's group
Titus 1:16 They profess
that they know God; but in
works they deny him, being
disobedient, and unto
every good work reprobate.
Final Four 2011
Teamed up today with Bill
Adams with Sports Fan
Outreach, and Mitch down
town Houston for the Final
Talk about a blood
pumping, on the edge
afternoon! Its what I would
call old-school, apostolic
evangelism, with thick
Together we handed out a
lot of tracts, with Bill
always had someone to talk
“If Jesus had preached the
same message that ministers
preach today, He would
never have been crucified.”
“It is no marvel that the devil
does not love field preaching!
Neither do I; I love a
commodious room, a soft
cushion, a handsome pulpit.
But where is my zeal if I do not
trample all these underfoot in
order to save one more soul?”
“Preach abroad….It is the
cooping yourselves up in rooms
that has dampened the work of
God, which never was and
never will be carried out to any
purpose without going into the
highways and hedges and
compelling men and women to
come in.” Jonathan Edwards
“Could a mariner
sit idle if he heard
the drowning cry?
Could a doctor sit
in comfort and just
let his patients
die? Could a
fireman sit idle, let
men burn and give
no hand? Can you
sit at ease in Zion
with the world
# 1 Danger for new street preacher!!
I got a phone call from a Baptist Street Preacher last night after I got home
from hitting a Astros game inviting me to team up next weekend for a large
event in San Antonio..Right from the beginning of the conversation Phill
told me "David I can't get folks to go with me...Everyone is scared to go.."
During the Final 4 Bill Adams told me pretty much the same thing..
I hit the Astros game with the Holy Ghost yesterday and didn't have anyone
to go with me.. (I get scared to!) I'm not saying that the people that I invited
to evangelize the game that declined were scared!! Everyone gets busy
with life thats normal..
The biggest mistake a new street preacher can make is digesting all of the
books and tapes, dvd's that are available with the game plan of going out
and hitting the streets ready to go.. All of the books in the world can't
prepare you for being on a street corner with 50 people walking towards
you.. Me and Nick were talking about this today.. I still get nervous when I
pop out my cam recorder on 2 police officers that want me off the streets..
I don't want to go to jail, and there is always the "stress test" that they put
Its better to digest the materials that are available while your growing in
experience..About 2 years ago the Lord put it on my heart to start inviting
people to come with me when I go out..Since then I usually have someone
with me if it's not to spontaneous. One thing I have learned from Lonnie
"the baptist" Pursifull is that time alone is golden!! Is it harder? Yes!! Ya its
not as fun going by your self, it can be a little lonely too.. The growth that
you get from targeting something alone is priceless! When the smoke
clears Ray Comfort will be the father of the street preaching movement.
Ray got to where he is by preaching alone..
I recommend starting out going with someone and getting your training
hands on as much as possible.. I have been accused of being addicted to
street ministry and there might be some truth to that..I love it! (The Lord has
used street ministry to carry me threw some very hard times) I like the
adventure of the whole thing! That doesn't mean that I'm fearless..I get
nervous! I'm not Larry Craft, or Lonnie,etc. BUT MY GOAL IS TO BE JUST
LIKE THEM!! I want my life to count for something!!
I have seen cell groups that went threw the "Way of the Master" materials
and everyone was fired up..3 months later leader and group are studying
something else..(There is not a ministry dearer to the Lord's heart than
evangelism) Hands on is crucial..If you have to go by your self go!
Target your fear!! When I hit something by my self I take the first 15 to 20
minutes getting a feel for things and shaking off the jitters..
Find a group in your area and just start going..Make sure its a group or
person that really can get you home safely.. If my friends at work invited
me to play tackle football on a weekend I would decline! As much as i would
like to play I wouldn't want to miss work with a injury.. Back yard football is
dangerous! Street preaching for the most part if you use common sense is
safe! It can look crazy! It can feel crazy at times..I have never missed a days
work from street ministry!! Fear is your # 1 enemy..
I spent a week with the Dream Center in Los Angeles years back and it was
some of the most hard-core street ministry that I have seen.. 7 days a week
they have teams that target the most dangerous areas in the city. One night
they took us to skid row to minister to the street people..The whole area
smelled like urine, 6" rats were walking around, and we shared the Gospel
with 2nd and 3rd generation of homeless people..I was nervous! 2 Christian
ladies led the team!! 60% percent of the (hard core) out-reach at the Dream
Center is led by women! Many go by themselves! This is happening today!!
America needs YOU on the streets like never before!
Fun Sunday afternoon!
Ruben and crew..
"Will I preach out in front of the
funeral ...? No, why preach to
the dead, Jesus said regarding
such “Follow me; and let the
dead bury their dead” so I
recommend that we do not
preach at funerals of sinners or
our military, but to the living as
God as He allowed me to do."
Is confrontational evangelism
for everyone?? NO!! I have
brought my kids into some
pretty hard-core places in
times past..I wouldn't bring
them to something like this..I
have had them on Bourbon
St, but not with signs..Signs
and banners change
Never will this ministry target
someones funeral..Never!! I
believe in honoring those that
have fought to protect our
nation..I'm big on honoring our
police force!! I think Texas loses
around 19 a year..They deserve
I just started using signs in my
personal ministry about 2 years
ago..There perfect for the South
because everyone thinks there
"saved." Most Americans think
there on there way to Heaven
because of unbalanced
teachings from American
teachers.. Make no mistake
these folks on Bourbon St. think
there just fine with God!!
Lil Wayne rap concert
Held a "Warning Sign" and
handed out Gospel tracts..
Didn't have any
problems at this
with 2 police
officers and they
were friendly, 1
asked for a Gospel
I hit a Astros game
right before this
concert and I had a
"big" stand off with
Lord gave me
Minute Maid Park
doesn't like the
Just watched Pat Robertson on CBN sharing about how much
momentum the homosexual movement has right now in America..
Pat thinks they will win America in time.. (We have no voice; battle's like
this are won and fought on the streets)
One of the bosses at Shell was talking with me on this topic and he was
aware of my ministry..He told me that he thought that in a short time
they will win America...I believe him!!
Currently America is at least 60% pro- gay!! I'm not saying 60% of
Americans are homosexual, I'm saying that at least 60% of Americans
favor the gay movement..Fox news is always saying there the minority
and if everyone that is Christian would just vote we would win..They
couldn't be more wrong on this subject!!
If the gay movement wins America will fall..
What about revival?? The promises of God are just like prophetic
words..There conditional!! I pray for revival..I love America..I'm deeply
concerned about the future of our Nation...If you truly love your
Christian liberties you need to be vocal about your Faith publicly!!
Maybe there is a "cause" right now thats more important than our
This is our watch!! We are responsible for what is lost during our
watch!! "We are praying." Faith with out works is dead!! Having prayer
and the Word of God removed from our schools will be nothing
compared to what were getting ready to lose..I don't like to be on the
losing side and were losing this battle by not getting involved..
Like John Maxwell always says "everything stands or falls on
leadership." Currently the leadership in the body of Christ barley has
the courage to publicly teach on this subject from a biblical stand
point..One of the major Gospel tract ministries ( I will not name them on
purpose) out there uses a dummy location to receive there mail so that
there main warehouse of tracts won't get destroyed..They have tracts
on this subject and they know they have to be care full.. Is there not a
"Ya, but David I don't like the way you do it." Thats fine I can handle
that..PLEASE get out and do something your way..Make sure its
biblical!! Please do something...I firmly believe if we mixed reading the
Bible with all of our prayer time it would greatly increase our chances of
revival.. If your praying 4 to 5 hours a day for revival cut that time in
half and spend the second half of your time in the Word..Example,
everyone loves teaching on Jeremiah 29:11 to Americans..What about
the context of the 52 chapters of the book..For a short cut to what I'm
talking about read the book of Lamentations it's only 5 chapters..I dare
you to read the book of Lamentations..Over and out..
Bob Seger Concert
I hit this right after Astros
game yesterday.. 2 birds,
one stone.. Perfect timing
the game was at 6 and the
concert at 8:00
Great locations for a
For to me to live is
Christ, and to die
But if I live in the
flesh, this is the
fruit of my labour:
yet what I shall
choose I wot not.
For I am in a strait
having a desire to
depart, and to be
with Christ; which
is far better:
Mormon out-reach in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake is one of the cities that the
Baptist Street Preachers target..
Hooter's outreach..Everyone came out to get a
picture of the "warning sign" that I was holding...
Mormon & Islam Outreach!!
"Two birds one stone"
2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be
instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all
longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will
not endure sound doctrine; but after
their own lusts shall they heap to
themselves teachers, having itching
And they shall turn away their ears
from the truth, and shall be turned
But watch thou in all things, endure
afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, make full proof of thy
*Note, 1st & 2nd Timothy and
Titus are called the "Pastoral
Epistles" there for leadership..
Motley Crue concert, with "warning
sign" & Gospel tracts..
Gospel tract on tour bus..
Very fun event!! Security tried to
run me off early..Had some
awesome conversations with
folks, and handed out lots of
Gospel tracts.. It's a honor to
serve the Lord!!
We met today at the San Antonio Pride Fest. I was wearing a yellow shirt and we talked for a while about
your ministry. I'm not sure you'll remember.
Fist, I applaud you for being out there. I know that we disagree on things (perhaps many things), and I'm
thrilled that you posted a picture of John Wesley preaching on your Website. Being a Methodist myself, I
have to remind myself that Christian outreach is rarely done in a confines of a beautiful sanctuary. You're
braver than me to stand out there amongst those lease likely to receive you warmly. Perhaps that's
because you're much more physically intimidating than me, but I suspect it's more of a reflection of your
sincere devotion to your cause.
I enjoyed our chat, but something bothered me as I left today. It was the only thing that hurt my feelings
about what you said and preached. When I asked you if I'm am a Christian because I'm gay, you and your
friends, said, "No, that's an oxymoron."
Like you, I have to wrestle with my own sin and demons, and we might even disagree with that that means.
But what I hope that we can agree on is that someone who is a Christian - someone who accepts Jesus into
his life as his savior - does not shed his Christianity because he sins.
For the sake of argument, let's assume that all sin is equal - that everyone type of sinner listed on your sign
is equally as sinful as the next. That being said, I disagree that someone who tells a lie, or gets drunk
looses his Christianity until he repents. Perhaps that sinner looses his salvation until he repents, but I
don't believe he's no longer a Christian.
David, there are many Christians - folks who truly believe in and accept Jesus Christ - who commit sins,
even perhaps live in sin. That is what a community of faith is all about, journeying together to find a life as
close to Jesus Christ as possible. And, I suspect its part your ministry - getting the word out about sin and
encouraging people to 1) become a Christian, or 2) reaffirm their Christian faith by repenting from sin.
But as a fellow, imperfect Christian, it hurts to hear you tell me that I am not a Christian. I guess my point is,
we were both out there today talking to a group of people about Jesus Christ. I focused on his love and
you focused on the need to repent of sins. BOTH are true, and I was hurt by my fellow brother in Christ to
be told that I wasn't a Christian, when I am; it's just that we're in different places in our journeys.
I respect to the death your right to be out there today, and I admire your guts and passion for standing up
for what you believe. I just hope that, as you go forward in your ministry, that you won’t tell a professed
Christian that he/she isn’t Christian at all, but rather focus on telling that professed Christian how (in your
view) to better walk in the way of Christ.
I wish you well on your next mission, and for a safe trip back to Houston. David, I hope we found common
ground today, and I hope that each of us is moved in some way or another, by each other’s passion for
Yours in faith,
Gay Pride Day
Gay pride day in San
Antonio.. Started out with
huge stand off with the
police!! Because we didn't
have any letter's sent in to
the Chief of Police
informing them of our
rights we had to resort to
old school ways of doing
things.. I broke out my cam
recorder and informed
them that they can't legally
make us leave public
property, and told them
that we weren't leaving..
Me and Phill both
knew that our
corner were about
50 - 50..
We went into
prayer asking the
Lord for favor, and
to have the right
people in the right
place to grant us
of God washed
over me and I
knew we would
win.. To God be
The cool thing
about using signs
is that they bring
folks to you..
We went out of our
way to be friendly
and to connect
It was a very
mellow day other
than some mad girl
that side kicked my
Because the Lord
gave us Police
We were out here for
3 and a half hours
and had some great
There was two
brothers with us in
there 70's that
passed out Gospel
This ministry is a
sometimes..Its fun to
be out in the open
air sharing the Faith
and to see the hand
of God working..It's
also heart breaking
to see the trials that
folks are going
We warmed up here before
hitting the gay pride event..
Below is a e-mail that I got from the guy
preaching to us above in the yellow shirt.
I had a man
approach me at
the Motly Crue
concert that I hit
last Friday.. He
told me about all
of the charity
groups that he
helps and how he
is involved in his
church and with
his kids and there
And then he went
on to tell me that
he didn't believe
that God would
send him to Hell
for living with a
girl that he is not
This kind of
thinking is fruit
from folks not
teaching the Bible..
It's true that Christians make mistakes that's a no brainier..
Christians that are living in these times will stumble and fall no
doubt !! Noah got drunk after the flood, king David had a affair, the
hero's of the Faith made mistake's.. But to teach folks that they can
live in fornication and homosexuality and be a Christian is not
biblical.. Standards are a good thing.. America needs the bar raised
higher, not lowered..
There taking pic's of the warning sign..
Gay Bible Teacher..
Houston Gay Pride Day
12:00 to 4:00
By the grace of God we
held this corner for 4
hours.. From the start
me and told me that we
wouldn't hold the corner
until 2:00.. All day we
had thick crowds to
share the Gospel with
and things were always
on the edge.. Intense
would be the best word
to describe the day..For
the most part it went well.
You can't go into a city as big as
Houston is on there big 'Gay
Pride Day' and expect it to be
easy!! It wasn't !! I was very
proud of everyone on the team
for keeping there cool and
staying polite and maintaining
the focus of sharing the Gospel..
Angel and his soon to be wife!!
This sister in Christ is a street
We had some
hecklers hit our
team around 2:00
with a pit bull and
they were very
down and they
sicked there pit
bull on me..
Welcome to street
sometimes it can
No where in the New
Testament do you see
safe Christianity!! The
reason that the church
in America is on the
verge of losing all of our
civil rights is because
we have been playing it
safe for to long!!
Luis and Robert helped
me get back on my feet,
Luis kicked the dog off
of me..By the grace of
God the dog was a
growler and not a
I have a few
bruises but I didn't
I wasn't the only
one that got a
bump or bruise..
Some might say
we shouldn't have
brought females to
a event that is this
16 and you will
see that Paul had
sister's in the Lord
Bro Phil with white hat
The police came right in with
3 cars and we had a big
stand off with them!! At first
they were cold and it seemed
that they took sides with our
hecklers.. If it wasn't for
Liberty Counsel sending in a
3 page letter to the mayor
and chief of police that I had
a copy of, we wouldn't have
finished the day.. Between
the video camera's and the
letter they changed there
tone!! Where God guides, He
provides!! To God be the
glory!! This ministry is about
Him..And for Him!! And we do
it with Him..
Thank You Liberty Counsel!!!
This pic was
taken after the
put together a
detailed, and well
that gave us the
key for staying out
here for the next 2
hours.. Thank you
for putting your
hand on this
ministry in action
and deed and not
presence of the
Lord was on this
corner!! We need
preached from the
roof tops right now
Not in buildings,
not TV, on the
streets... Will it cost
Is there not a
is more important!!
Looking for soldiers for Christ!!
If your interested contact me..
Is it biblical to evangelize by your self ??
No doubt its better to go out in two's! I prefer to.. For some
place's having 3 evangelist's on one street corner can create
a 'traffic jam'. Sometimes there's strength in numbers..In Acts
chapter 8 (read this chapter) the Holy Spirit sent Philip out by
himself.. Me and bro Phil were talking about this at the gay
pride event last weekend..Most street preacher's find out real
quick that if you only hit the streets when you have a friend
going with you, your ministry will be greatly restricted..There
is a tremendous amount of growth that goes with going by
your self.. Is it harder?? YES! You can't get good at this
ministry by reading books, or video's, dvds, cell groups..
For me I was getting ready for work last week and I heard
clearly from the Lord that He wanted me at this event this
weekend!! Where God guides, He provides!!
Guess who got the blame
for the money tracts??
It can be hard to find a place to take a
'water break' with the warning sign..
July 4th Firework show!!
Bro Lorenzo passing out Gospel
tracts in the green shirt..
This is Robert passing
out tracts..Robert also
helped out at the "gay
pride" event and was on
the 6:00 news..
This picture was taken
before the 4 hour mark and
the heat of the day was
starting to take it's toll..Lol
Down town Houston
We passed out
Gospel tracts at
this event.. Just
a drop in the
bucket for the
came out to see
Tracts go fast in
Texas; folks are
down here.. It's
a great place to
I just placed a
order for a
keep these in
that folks will
seed.. To God
be the glory!!
The days of
Lord guides, he
stepping in like
they did will free
up the streets of
Also I got a
e-mail after the
gay pride fest
from a Houston
thats in charge
protests for the
city of Houston.
He told me that
in the future
when we plan on
event that could
bring in counter
contact him and
his office will
explained to him
that we are
I had talked with this officer before about 2 or 3 months ago and
we had a very friendly conversation about Houston ordinances
verses the 1st amendment while me and a friend were holding
signs .. (Thats another topic) Any ways this officer was also at this
event and we had a detailed conversation about police protection
at events that can bring heated opposition.. God is awesome!!
July / 2011
"Any time.. Any place.. At any cost!!"
Robert just ordered
four large signs as seen
on the web-site.. Talked
with Angel yesterday at
church and hes all fired
up about the next
event.. We have a
couple more recruits
that are ready to go
too.. New season!!
Please keep us in your
prayers that we only hit
the events and place's
that HE wants!!
Philippians 1:21 For to me to
live is Christ, and to die is gain.
And they overcame
him by the blood of
the Lamb, and by the
word of their
testimony; and they
loved not their lives
unto the death. KJV
Gospel Tract Distribution
Looking for soldiers for Christ!!
Never a dull moment yesterday!!
We shared the Gospel with lots of
folks and passed out Gospel tracts.
Had some angry hecklers, some
security guards tried to make us
leave.. We need to be out and loud!
Christian lawyers that win!!
Texan's play off game!
It's all about team work!
Frank Bird holding a sign!
Bill Hamilton preaching
with bull-horn and holding
Together we passed out
a lot of gospel tracts.
How To Handle Hecklers!
77 video clips covering 8 hours
of hands on biblical street
evangelism...If you want to get
good at sharing your faith this
link will be life changing!! <//><
Are you saved?
Don't let someone
Eternity is a long time..
Watch the video..
End Times Prophecy!
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat
upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge
and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;
and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is
called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,
clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite
the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the
winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF
KINGS, AND LORDS OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice,
saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather
yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the
flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them,
and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and
against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought
miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the
mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were
cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the
horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were
filled with their flesh. KJV ( Thats the second coming of the Lord)
When Jesus walked the earth teaching about His second
coming He compared those times to the days of Noah!
Matthew 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming
of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered
into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be. KJV
Lets look at a prophecy from the
apostle Paul about the end times.
2 Timothy 3:1-9 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent,
fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly
women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the
truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all
men, as theirs also was. KJV
We need to be preaching about sin! We need to be warning our
loved ones of the dangers of sin.. There is no subject more
important than sin kills. Jesus saves from Hell! Save your soul get
right with God is our message!! Jesus warned in the last days
there would be false teachers and in America a lot of them are
preaching behind pulpits, we call them pastors!
Street preaching is going to explode in the next 10 to 15 years as
the Lord by passes these false teachers in the American churches.
As He has done in the past when the church has failed He starts
over again in the streets.. Almost every denomination was birthed
threw open air preaching!!
Montrose night ministry!
Paul Sluga from Utah!
Robert with banner!
Angel down town Houston!
Strip club ministry!
Anytime! Any place!
At any cost!
Meet Billy! He has been saved
and filled with the Holy Ghost for
years! Ya, he still marches with
the sodomite's, and enjoys a few
cold ones (12) on Bourbon St
during Mardi Gras.
It's true he studies with the
Mormon missionaries and
tampers with the occult!
It's ok! Joel Osteen brought him
to the Lord on the 35% off 20 year
San Antonio Pride Fest / 2012
Super Bowl Preach!
Lord raise up the old school street
preachers that shook nations for
D. L. Moody
Rammstein concert down town Houston. 5-25-12
This picture was taken from the Houston Chronicle
Houston's Gay Pride Festival! 2012
City Hall downtown Houston.
Ruben and crew preaching
to Muslims in Dearborn, MI
The Pleasure Pier in Galveston, TX
The Pleasure Pier
This is a great location for preaching
the Gospel to crowds on weekends.
Shofar Dave's wife made this video!
We are street preachers!
We also get involved with the problems
and issues of our times.
Perversion and abortion are twin evils!
Luke 3:9 And now also the axe
is laid unto the root of the trees:
every tree therefore which
bringeth not forth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the
Lone Star Rally!
Banner's are great ice
breakers at events.
8 hour day!
In God we trust!
If your going to preach the gospel on the
streets of America you better have all your
ducks in a row! Were God guides, He will
2-26-13 / Houston
In God we trust!
Dealing with the police
We passed out a lot of gospel
tracts! People read tracts.
Best friends serving the Lord with best friends!