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  1. 1. arolina BUSIN Local Pastor Builds 'Foundation' Ralpl in N.C. and Beyond By Ralph Cv Citizen Joumalia rfcwik47@beilsa By Pamela Edmondson Citizen Journalist Apastorcaresforandministers to his church members day-in and day-out during his tenure. Evangelists do not. Evangelists travel from place to place sharing the gospel and leading people to make a commitment to follow Christ—you could call them quot;revivalistsquot; or quot;fishers of men.quot; One such evangelist is Darrel Davis of Garner. Davis was reared in Northeastern North Carolina and attended a Baptist church there with an uncle. Although he made that trip to the altar in his teen years, he did not make Darrel Davis chats with a man he met on Carver Street in Raleigh. Photo a quot;heart commitmentquot; to God. courtesy of Darrel Davis. During high school he suffered from depression and had suicidal thoughts. He was miserable and working in that.quot; from First Baptist Church of searching for answers. Nondenominational Garner where he attends, Davis After high school he attended Foundation Ministries was reaches out to the homeless and college, hoping to have a career founded in 1999 with the those who may feel alone and in architecture. He went to work following mission: quot;To out of touch with God. introduce people to Jesus Christ with an aluminum manufacturer When Darrel is not out as a draftsman and there met a and to equip his followers to do of town, he extends an open the same.quot; man who mentored him in the invitation to services at Moore Christian faith. It was during Davis has ministered in nine Square on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. different countries including El that time that Davis really Salvador, Uganda, Columbia formed a personal relationship Foundation Ministries equips with God and surrendered his and Tanzania. Revivals may others to introduce people to be outdated, but Foundation life and future. Christ through training seminars, Ministries helps churches Davis and his wife, Penny, events and materials. One facet plan events for outreach and were married in 1996 and of training is quot;FriendFluence,quot; witness. He has been involved which teaches church members jointly made a commitment to how to expand their boundaries go wherever God led them. In with International Community Evangelism events in 12 beyond their church friends. 1997 Davis was laid off from different states. Penny Davis, Building relationships first may his job and made the decision in addition to being a full-time later provide an opportunity to return to college, pursuing a later for religious beliefs to be mom to Jeremy and Rebekah, degree in religion. shared effectively. is a music evangelist and works quot;God was working in You can read more about the alongside her husband when she that situation; God is in Davis family, their mission and can. control,quot; he said. Darrel offers available resources on the Web Local outreach is an important encouragement to those going sites onlyfoundation.org and facet of Foundation Ministries, through tough times: quot;Even friendfluence.com. too. Partnered with the quot;Church when people are in situations in the Woodsquot; or with a group that look difficult, God may be Faith Calendar Every Sunday Monday, Feb. 23 Sunday, Feb. 8 Fellowship Service: St. Clergy Appreciation Night: Crown Financial Seminar Ambrose Episcopal Church The Civitan Club of Garner Informational Meeting: holds a jazz service, a hosts a Clergy Appreciation Ten-week study to help you traditional service and a Night. RSVP with Randall understand Biblical principles contemplative service. Johnson at 919-906-7225. for handling your money and Location: Garner Civitan Club, Location: St. Ambrose help you to experience financial Episcopal Church, 813 Darby 1005 Poole Drive freedom. The event itself St., Raleigh Time: 7 p.m. s on the same time and Time: 8 a.m. for contemplative, on on Sunday, Feb. 22 Sunday, Feb. 26-Sunday, 9:15 a.m. for jazz, 11:15 a.m. through Sunday April. 22. To April 26 for traditional peg stei For this event or for Crown Biblical Financial more information, please reply First Fridav of Everv Study; Life-changing 10-

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