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Bernie Moore | The Key to Being a Great Evangelist is Humility

Description: Evangelist Bernie Moore has been doing large evangelistic crusades in many countries including recently in northern Uganda. On today’s podcast, you will hear about how he received his call to be an evangelist and about his passion for souls. 

Website: https://berniemooreministries.com/ 

Show Notes: 

Hear the story of how Bernie’s mother prophesied he would be an evangelist when he was eight years old. 

Discover how evangelists Billy Graham and Jessie DuPlantis influenced Bernie Moore. 

You will be amazed at the story of one the greatest miracles Bernie has ever witnessed. 

What were the top four lessons Bernie Moore learned from Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke? 

Key Quotes:

Whether you are eight years old, or eighty years old, or anywhere in between, God loves you. 

Eternity is long time to spend without Jesus. 

If you are called to be an evangelist, stay on your knees. 


Listen to Daniel King, the Evangelism Coach, on The Evangelism Podcast


Evangelism Coach Daniel King (00:00):
Evangelist Bernie Moore has been doing large evangelistic crusades in many countries around the world, including most recently in Northern Uganda, on today’s podcast, you’ll hear about his passion for souls and he will reveal the key to being a great evangelist.

Evangelism Podcast Host (00:19):
Jesus said, go into all the world and preach the gospel. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be welcome to the evangelism podcast with dr. Daniel King we’re Daniel interviews, full-time evangelists, pastors, missionary, and normal everyday Christians to discover how they share their faith, their powerful testimonies and amazing stories that will inspire you to reach people with the good news. And now here’s your host missionary and evangelist Daniel King. I’m Daniel King.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (00:55):
And I am excited about telling people about Jesus. I have a very special guest with me today, mr. Bernie Moore, he is an evangelist been all over the world, preaching the gospel. Thank you so much for being on the podcast.

Bernie Moore (01:08):
Thank you so much for having me I’m honored to be here.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (01:10):
So brother Bernie, tell me some about how you got started in

Bernie Moore (01:14):
Ministry. So I was eight years old watching a Billy Graham gospel crusade, and my mother and I were watching the salvation call take place and people coming out of the stands. And she said to me, Bernie, one day you’ll do that one day. You’re going to help. A lot of people never forgot it. So when I was in high school, fast forward, several years later, I’m in high school. I’m a senior and my girlfriend at the time, who’s now my wife, maid, I want you to come to church long story short. I go to church and evangelist by the name of Jesse Duplantis was preaching that morning. And, he was preaching and I forgot on the subject of how much fun it is to walk with Jesus from then on. I never was the same matter of fact, I went, I went home that night and I started having visions of that moment, huring the Billy Graham crusade years earlier. And my mom’s speaking the words Bernie, one day you’ll help a lot of people. One day you’ll be doing that. And so, um the rest is history. So, uh ot saved, dedicated my life wholeheartedly to the Lord and, um t off to LSU first, then Bible school. And here we are. So

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (02:29):
Word from the, your mother was one day. You’ll do that. And now that word is coming to fruition. You’re doing it. Tell me about some of the evangelistic crusades that you’ve been doing recently.

Bernie Moore (02:42):
Yeah, so we just a few months back, we were in Northern Uganda, in a city called Aurora near the border of Congo and South Sudan. We had a massive crusade. Probably the biggest crusade we’ve had so far in our in our ministry is history. We had 130,000 people surrender their life to the Lord over 200,000, 220,000 ish people come and hear the gospel. It was amazing. It was, it was just amazing. Of course, after that, we went to Nepal to do big pastors training for people in Northern Nepal right next to China. And you know, we were all over India, Africa, we just, we keep going is the life of evangelists. We just keep going to see people saved.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (03:30):
That’s awesome. Tell me about some of the greatest miracles

Bernie Moore (03:34):
You’ve seen in your services. Well, we see a lot of deliverances we see a lot of healings. One that stands out in particular. It was,uthere was a little girl. We were in Pakistan, there was a little girl named Keenan. She was eight years old. She had a tumor on the side of her neck and the last night of the crusade,uher mother brought her to the gospel because they, her father wouldn’t come. They tried bringing her to every doctor, different hospitals, no one could help her. And they really thought, Hey, she’s going to die if she doesn’t get healed. So some of the neighbors said, Hey, you might want to go to this event, this crusade it’s Sunday night, it’s the last night. Umhere’ve been a lot of healings taking place. And so why don’t you bring little Keenan, maybe this Jesus can heal her.

Bernie Moore (04:17):
So the mother reluctantly said, okay, I’ll bring her. W we’ve tried everything else. So the mother brings Keenan, the father stays home because he’s not a part of any, you know, he’s, he they’re devout Muslims. He’s not a part of any gospel crusade or Christian event or Jesus loving event. Nothing. He didn’t want any part of it, but the mother was desperate. Thank God for desperate moms. She brings Keenan, I do the altar call for salvation. And then we pray for the sick and in the middle of praying for the sick and asking the Holy spirit to pour out his presence and power all over those who are dealing with sickness and battling infirmities and dealing with, you know any kind of, you know, issues related to their bodies or the Lord began to just, I mean, it was like a wave Daniel.

Bernie Moore (05:10):
It was a wave of glory all over that field. I never forgot. I still, as I’m talking, I still remember it. And little Keenan pulls on her mama’s shirt and says, mama, mama, the tumor is gone. And I can finally turn my head all the way around. And not only that, but there’s no pain going down my body. And so her mom couldn’t believe it. She’s examining little Keenan and she starts crying. The crowd goes crazy and I’m looking, I said, what in the world is going on over there? So the mama runs up to the, to the stage to testify that crusade was a little bit smaller. I think we had about 15,000 people at that, at that Pakistan event, but she runs up and she goes to testify of what the Lord has done. And she says, Jesus healed my daughter, my baby Keenan is healed.

Bernie Moore (05:59):
And we have given our lives to him, the true God. And I’m telling my husband when we get home, I mean, she turned into a fireball preacher. I’m telling my husband, and when we get home, Jesus healed. He’s the savior. He’s the one. And only,uyou know, and, and so she’s just ecstatic about what God has done and Keenan’s life. But what happened right behind Keenan was unbeknownst to me obviously was a,uelderly lady, 80 years old, carried on a big cut by her three sons. They bring their mama up. She hadn’t gotten off the cot in years. She was crippled. She couldn’t walk. And so they bring the caught up, but the mama walked up the stairs. I didn’t know what was going on. So through my interpreter, they began to say, my mother who’s 80,usuffered some sort of injury years ago. She’s bedridden, God healed her tonight. She got off the bed. This is the cot. We brought her to the crusade on. And here she is his precious little 80 year old, a woman. She had a beautiful face and she just, you could just tell there was something so special about her. And in that moment, the Lord spoke to me. He said, Bernie, I care for the eight year old in the 80 year old and everyone in between. I want to pour out my spirit on all flesh. And it was beautiful.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (07:25):
That’s awesome. God cares about the eight year old and the 80 year old and everyone in between. Where was your largest crusade and how many people came?

Bernie Moore (07:35):
So the largest crusade was probably this last crusade in Aurora. Probably also tied with another one that we did in a city called Koboko. They were both relatively the same. Uwe had, well over 200,000 people over three nights,uattended each, each,ueach of those events and both around the same, as far as salvation are concerned, as you know, it’s very difficult to actually count. Uwe have cards and so forth, but sometimes people fill them out twice, you know? And so for us, we want to use integrity and have character. The Lord spoke to me years ago. I don’t, God takes no pleasure in exaggeration, you know, so it’s just another form of lying. So we do the best that we can estimate. Uand we estimated each of those events, we had over a hundred to 130,000 people conservatively give the hearts to Christ. Now, if you ask the African pastors, the number is through the roof, but we feel confident that that’s,uthat’s a more accurate number for salvation.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (08:40):
So it sounds like you keep really careful records of how many people come. And then how many decision cards are filled out over the course of your ministry. Approximately how many people would you say have been led to Jesus? Yeah, a great question. So we estimate

Bernie Moore (08:56):
Right now, the number is somewhere in between 1.3 and 1.4 million over the last 11 years. And you know, it could be more and it, I mean, I guess it could be less, but w I feel like that’s a good average from where we, from where we started to right now, that’s

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (09:13):
Amazing. The Bible says that when one sinner repents, all of heaven celebrates. And so that’s 1.3, 1.4 million parties you’ve started in heaven. What a tremendous testimony, tell me who influenced your ministry? What have you learned from other evangelists?

Bernie Moore (09:34):
My greatest influence without hesitations run hard. Bonnke was my spiritual father, my mentor. I had a lot of spent. I was able by the grace of God has spent a lot of time with him, traveled with him all over the world. He, he is by far the one individual that has made an eternal Mark on my life. A lot of great pastors, a lot of great evangelists. My dear friend, Daniel Kolenda is another wonderful guy. You, Daniel are an incredible evangelist, has inspired so many, including myself. Ubut Reinhardt by far was the one that marked me the most. And, hn marked my life, my wife, hur ministry, our family. So, yeah.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (10:22):
What are one or two things, the most significant things that you learned from Reinhart

Bernie Moore (10:27):
Monkey, humility, humility, without a question, humility was number one. Uhe lives such a humble life. UI would tell him often, sometimes it would bother me. And I would say pastor Bucky, I don’t, I don’t understand. UI’ve literally sat with him at a lunch table with some of the top leaders in, in Christianity today. And they all sit there and they just listened to him. Ron are tell us what God is saying. Reinhard what is the Lord doing around the earth, Reinhardt T you know, and with just such humility and such grace, he just, he just, he just chats. He just talks the spirit of the Lord, just oozes out of his life and, or, you know, oozed out of his life. Of course, now he’s in the presence of his savior. It’s, you know, but his humility, number one, number two, his passion for the Lord.

Bernie Moore (11:23):
He really loved Jesus. I mean, loved Jesus spoke with him, talked with him, walked with him. I mean, all the time he loved Jesus. So he humility his passion for cry holiness, honestly, holiness never seen a man live as Holy as he was. There’s a lot of things there. There’s, those are the top three or four, you know, his prayer life was, I mean, just so I would say those are three of the four, three, three or four of the things that have really just stuck with me and will never leave me. And I, I strive even now to emulate those things and put those principles in my own, in my own life. So

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (12:12):
That’s awesome. Paul said imitate me as I imitate Christ. So one of the things I really admire about you is you have a tremendous passion for souls and for people who are lost, why is it important for the evangelist to have a passion for souls?

Bernie Moore (12:29):
Well, I’ll tell you I don’t want anybody to go to hell. We, we, there’s nobody. There’s not a lot of preaching on the eternal consequences of rejecting Christ as your savior, God, through all of us, a lifeline in the form of his son, his son through us, a lifeline in the form of the cross. And we’re all drowning in a sea of sin. And some of us have said, no, I don’t want it. And eternity is a long time to spend without Jesus earth, this life on earth. If you’re given 70, 80, 90 years it’s just a vapor. It just comes and goes. It’s, you know, it’s like a blade of grass. It rises in the morning. It’s cut down in the evening, just so quick. And and I just, I don’t want one person on this planet to leave this life without knowing Christ. I want everyone. I want everyone to spend eternity with Jesus.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (13:39):
Amen. What would you say to someone who feels called to be an evangelist?

Bernie Moore (13:47):
I would say amen. And I would say stay on your knees every day. Pray every day, state teachable every day. Let the Holy spirit lead you learn to listen, learn to obey. I think obedience is the biggest key obey the Lord, no matter what, obey him, obey what he tells you to do, where he tells you to where he tells you to go. Don’t fear, man, because, you know, people have their own ideas and their own agendas and their own things. And they will say they’re this or that. But fear the Lord, you know, follow him, give everything to him. And, and, and live a life like Paul said, I’m worthy of your calling, you know, every day, every day, walk, hand in hand with God and let him just lead you down that path.

Evangelism Coach Daniel King (14:41):
Bernie, thank you so much for being on the podcast. I appreciate it.

Bernie Moore (14:45):
Thank you for having me. It’s a pleasure. Love you, Daniel. Love what you’re doing. God bless

Evangelism Podcast Host (14:52):
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