Are Commencement Speakers Memorable?

May 11, 2018 ...

In April, evangelical leaders in the United States were asked whether they remember who gave the commencement address at their college graduation. Only 28 percent remember who the speaker was, according to the monthly Evangelical Leaders Survey. Of those who remember who spoke at their commencement, only half can recall something the speaker said. “Education …

Prisoners Can Become Pastors

March 30, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals believe that the gospel transforms lives. When former prisoners serve in ministry, we are reminded of the redemption and restoration that all Christians enjoy in Christ,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, shared that his father served as a Pentecostal …

Evangelicals Call for Prayer for Peace on Korean Peninsula

March 27, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals have long been concerned about religious persecution and other human rights violations in North Korea, as well as the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s nuclear program,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Now we face the possibility of a war in which many thousands, and perhaps millions of civilians, …

Billy Graham, Champion of the Gospel, Dies at 99

February 21, 2018 ...

“Billy Graham has been the best known face and voice of evangelicalism for more than half a century,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “With Christian graciousness, he transcended political and religious differences to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Graham is credited as preaching the gospel to nearly 215 million, not including those reached …

Billy Melvin, Past NAE Leader, Dies at 88

February 7, 2018 ...

“Billy Melvin led and loved the National Association of Evangelicals during the rapid expansion of evangelicalism in America,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “He blessed and encouraged me as the once youngest member of the NAE board, in our travel together across developing countries of Africa, and more recently as a supporter of the NAE …

Evangelicals Leaders Don’t Want Partisan Political Identity

February 5, 2018 ...

“Interesting commentary flowed in with the responses to this survey question,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is angst over media coverage and popular thought that identifies evangelicals with this or any president. Evangelicals are so many and so diverse that leaders are wary when media gives the impression …

FEMA Should Help Rebuild Faith-based Groups, Too

January 4, 2018 ...

“Studies have shown the vast economic benefits that churches and other faith-based groups bring to their communities — through food banks, recovery programs, English language classes, childcare and more,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “The government should help churches and other groups that are positively impacting the communities around …

Pastors Should Know Who Gives to the Church

November 27, 2017 ...

“Among their many responsibilities, pastors are entrusted with shepherding and discipling those in the church. They also play a significant role in calling others to leadership in the church,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) who served as a pastor for over 35 years. “These two pastoral responsibilities seem to …