The Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Faith Community Church, located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road in Great Bend. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said everyone is welcome.
Hinkle, an evangelist now headquartered in Dallas/Forth Worth, says he once lived a life that pointed to only one direction – prison and ultimately an early grave. In a Larned parking lot in 1970, his life was drastically rearranged as he was told of and experienced the life transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Today, this one-time Jewish heroin addict raised in New Jersey is leading a charge with a direct and radical message that is having profound effects for the kingdom of God across our nation, sponsors said. He has been known for his practical, challenging and sometimes humorous Bible based messages.
Along with his wife Nancy, they founded Scott Hinkle Outreach Ministries. In 1984, a grass-roots revolution began through their “National Conference on Street, Inner-city & Evangelistic Ministry” (A Passion for Souls), which has trained and ministered to thousands of evangelistic workers, leaders and pastors through the years. Hinkle, an author of two books, has also written a column for Charisma magazine.
Beyond conducting rallies, outreaches and conferences they lead an annual multifaceted evangelistic invasion of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Their ministry continually stretches across geographic, social, age and cultural lines.
Scott and Nancy are married with two children. They are both graduates of Christ For The Nations Institute and are ordained ministers with the Foursquare Church in Los Angeles, Calif. As a family and ministry they were a part of Phoenix First Assembly pastored by Tommy Barnett in Phoenix, Ariz., where Scott also served as a church evangelist.