If Billy Graham had come on the scene in 2013 instead of 1949, Phil Waldrep’s not sure it would’ve been the same story.
Back then churches thought nothing of holding two-week revivals. But now that kind of mass evangelism is “a component, not a priority” of a church’s evangelistic focus, said Waldrep, speaker, author and founder of Phil Waldrep Ministries in Decatur.
“When I was younger, I got some very good advice from some wise men who saw the trend changing,” he said. “They saw a day where a person might not be able to make a full-time living as a mass evangelist.”