With church doors shut, evangelist finds new ears to hear

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

gasoline pumpsA traveling evangelist who has watched churches shut their doors during the coronavirus pandemic is sharing the Good News – and pumping regular unleaded – as he carries out the Great Commission.

Louisiana-based evangelist Tim Todd is typically on the road most the year, more than 40 weeks on average, and his Revival Fires ministry depends on churches’ generosity to pay his bills and keep doing the Lord’s work. But now that has stopped.

Faced with the difficulty of weeks away from the church pulpit, Todd tells OneNewsNow he was praying about the situation when God put an idea in his gospel-preaching heart: Reach the lost at the gas pump.

“I got a whole bunch of gas cards,” he says, “and I've been going to the Walmart Supercenter and to the Walmart neighborhood store, and I'm offering ten dollars per car to pay for their gas.”

Todd

Knowing that people are hesitant to pump their own gas for fear of the highly-contagious virus, Todd pays for the fill-up then shares the gospel with them.

Gas cards don’t pay for themselves, of course, so the evangelist says he has trusted God not only for the gas cards but for daily living expenses, too. Several pastors have stepped forward to help after learning about his effort, he says.

“And so that has been a real blessing,” he says.

Todd, whose ministry is based in West Monroe, Louisiana, may be better known for his annual effort to distribute Truth For Youth Bibles. 

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