Paul Maurer has shared the Gospel in China, Pakistan, India, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, and Africa. He was impacted by the Brownsville Revival, received a word from Christian International about his calling as an evangelist, and learned evangelism during an apprenticeship under Daniel Kolenda. Now he is preaching the Gospel and coaching evangelism students around the world.
How did you get started as an evangelist? Hear the story of how the Brownsville Revival impacted Paul Maurer’s life when he was 16 years old.
How did you get called to be an evangelist? Hear about how Paul Maurer received a prophecy at Christian International about his calling to be an evangelist.
What countries do you minister in? What have you seen God do?
What is your strategy for planting churches after your crusades?
What does Evangelism Coaching look like for you?
What is the key to reaching Europe? “The key to reaching Europe is ministering to the ghettos.” -Loren Cunningham
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Evangelism Podcast Host (00:00):
Paul Maurer has shared the gospel in China, Pakistan, India, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, and across Africa. He was impacted by the Brownsville revival. Received a word from Christian international about his calling as an evangelist and learned evangelism during an apprenticeship under Daniel Kolenda. Now he’s preaching the gospel and coaching evangelism students around the world. 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, where 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. Welcome to the evangelism podcast.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (01:03):
We are excited about telling people about Jesus I’m in Kakuma, Tanzania, and I’ve been preaching this week with evangelist Paul Mauer. Thank you so much for joining me on the podcast.
Paul Maurer: Thank you, Daniel King King. It’s great to be here. And I woke up at two o’clock this morning. I was still jet lagged, but it’s been honored to be here and to work along the side of you and receive a great harvest here in Tanzania. It’s such a privilege to participate in this Christ for all nations crusade that is going on here in Tahoma. And thousands of people have, have been saved this week. Paul, I’ve known you for a while now. How did we first meet you? I think it’s through seek Christ, all nations. I think you came in and did some training at Christ for all nations, for Daniel Kolenda and his his he’s got like a a school evangelism and he’s got bootcamp students and you came in and trained the truck outreaches. And that’s when I was coaching for Daniel for that. And you were training as well. And I think that’s how our paths crossed a few years ago.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King: Now you’ve got a great ministry called cover the earth, and you’ve been going all over the world, preaching the gospel, telling people about Jesus, but how did it all get started? How did you come to Jesus?
Paul Maurer: Well, when I was 16 years old, I heard about the Brownsville revival in Pensacola, Florida. And so my family grew up in the church, but you know, as backs and away from God and God for verse went away. So I went down to the church back in 1997, the revival, I mean, back then people wait in line 12 hours to get into church. It was, I haven’t seen anything like even this, this day, but yeah, so I, Steve he’ll preach the gospel and I was so convicted and I had a radical life transformation and my prayer is Lord. I don’t feel like I have much, but I gave you my entire life. I still, I go wherever you want me to go, I’ll do whatever you want me to do. And he went to Holy spirit and sent me all around the world to preach the gospel. So that was when you were 16 and you were really impacted at the Brownsville revival. And then how did you know that you were called to be an evangelist? Because being an evangelist is a, is a unique calling. It’s a special calling. We need more good evangelists in the body of Christ. How did you know that you were called to be an evangelists? Well, I think that’s a great question. I’ve always loved one-on-one evangelism and early twenties impacted by Ray comfort and his teachings, Steve Hill and so on. But really I follow it’s called the youth ministry and it wasn’t until 2003, 2003.
Paul Maurer (03:30):
I had a prophetic word at Christian international who was Tom ham. And he called me out in a meeting of several hundred. People’s a young man stand up and he prophesied everything that I’m seeing right now. He said, you’ve got anointing on your life to be in the nations. You’re going to stand up. You’re going to walk them on a leadership of the nations. You’re going to do crusades, you’ll see signs and miracles and wonders and props and everything that I’m doing right now. And to be honest, I didn’t have the faith for it because a word came way before its time. I thought it’s called youth ministry, but I put the word on the, on the shelf. I said, Lord that doesn’t make any sense, but if that’s you, you have to make it happen. I’m not going to make anything happen.
Paul Maurer (04:05):
You have to do it. And one step at a time. I was a youth pastor at Brownsville for five years and then got open a door to the missionary to China. I did that for about 15 months and then a door opened to be personally mentioned by Daniel clinic Christ for all nations, but did a one-year apprenticeship with him. And it completely changed my life. And then that just led me on this journey that I’ve been on since 2013. And and now I do what I do now. I do crusade evangelism. And so you’ve had the opportunity to go to many different countries. Now, what are some of the places that you’ve been going and what have you seen God do in those places? I’m often in places like Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, bulk area, many different places in Africa. And I don’t know, my heart is not one country.
Paul Maurer (04:53):
It’s really the world. And I feel certain areas. I want to keep building. What’s been established there and what’s happening, but yeah, some special place, or like in Sri Lanka, we find some places in the middle of nowhere where there’s no Christians. I’ve had some crusades that there wasn’t one Chris, the whole meetings, all that gets me really excited. So we’re going to unreached areas. There’s only Hindu temples and we call it like a healing meeting and I can do is come from all over the area. We bust them in. And it’s, we always see a great harvest, usually 95% or more come to Christ. And then I work with the locals. We planted church and these unreached areas on Sunday morning, a few minutes walk from the crusade grounds. So it’s really special what’s happening there. And part of the crusade budget, as it were raise money for the passenger side for one year, as well as rent on the new church garden for a year to get the church started.
Paul Maurer (05:41):
And that’s my investment into the work and the church plan. So I’ve had five crusades there in Sri Lanka over the past couple of years. And five crusades then planted the five churches as well. And so I’d love to do at least 20 or 30 in my lifetime. And that’s one area I love what’s happening Bulgaria with the, you know, God’s pouring out his spirit. You know, I met Lauren Cunningham a few years ago and I said, what’s the key to reaching Europe. And he said, Paul, the key to reaching Europe is through the ghettos and through the, the bad part, parts of your development goal for the wealthy. But he said the poor are the ones that open the gospel. And then once they come to Christ grad, she goes higher in society. And I’ll never forget. He told me that, but God led me towards Bulgaria and some doors started opening there.
Paul Maurer (06:23):
And I started working with the gypsy serine to see a great, great harvest there. Churches are getting started, church growing, and many, many people are coming to Christ and it’s really fun cause it’s kind of raw, it’s kind of street style in Bulgaria. It’s not like really sophisticated. It’s not like a nice stage and lighting. It’s just really raw street style. And I love it. It’s a lot of fun and you’re reaching the gypsies, a group that needs Jesus. Yeah, they’re wanders. I mean, they’re, they’re very, very poor. A lot of them don’t work. They’ve gotten them no motivation and really the gospels, what they need because once they get the gospel, it brings value to them as a person. And all of a sudden they desire to work and they desire to become something of themselves because they see who they are in Christ and who God made them to be.
Paul Maurer (07:05):
And it brings great value and value to them. So yeah, I mean, sometimes they’re very small. Like sometimes there are a thousand people, sometimes 150, 200, like we a quick testimony. I think it, last year I had a small crusade about to, in about one, 150 people and we had some great harvest scouting, great things about the feelings in there. And the host church was a, a path that a group of 10 people in his living room and then said, song, people came to Christ and they got plugged into his church. So his church grew from 10 to 70 and all those people were from the living room. Oh, absolutely. And then they had a, actually had a build a new church and there was a new church project. And so that was really neat. So I came back the next year they had a church established and they were able to grow from that.
Paul Maurer (07:51):
So it’s really, I love doing things like that. Love building the church. I love attaching church planting onto crusades so that people can be discipled. Talk about evangelism coaching this year, you’ve been coaching the evangelism boot camp graduates. I had the privilege of spending some time teaching them last year and now they’ve come here to Tanzania and been going out on trucks and preaching the gospel. What does that coaching look like? Well, you know, Daniel has poured so much into me and I did a one-year apprenticeship at Christ for all nation Daniel Kolenda. Yeah. And I said to Andy Cohen, but Daniel, then I say, Daniel, you didn’t say, okay. And I just wanted to be clear, it’s Daniel Kolenda. That’s been born. And you know, he’s taught me the ins and outs of crusade evangelism. So really it’s, it’s coaching and the CFM model of how to do crusades.
Paul Maurer (08:42):
And basically it’s a very similar to how you do it. You know, the model that you use as well, and a certain model of how to preach the gospel, how to do an altar call, how to pray for the sick, how to take up testimony. It’s very, very practical. So I’m there to kind of remind them, kind of implement what Danielle teaches in the bootcamp I’m on the ground. So my job is it’s the, on the ground initiation, how to do it on the streets, how to do basically like a mini crusade, take what Daniel does and a big crusade, a big case when they escalations crusading to about half hour or an hour. I’m very excited about that because I think these evangelism bootcamp students will go on to lead millions of people to Jesus, that this training is so invaluable and a little bit of coaching can help them figure out the right way to do it much quicker than if they did it by trial and error.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (09:30):
You know, I think they can learn 40 years of experience and a period of a couple of months. I really believe that through, you know, see fans been doing this for 40 plus years and why, why reinvent the wheel? They have a model that works and we’re going to, we’re going to keep teaching that and keep using it. And yeah, it’s been an honor to do it. So the name of your ministry is cover the earth over the earth. And if someone wanted to donate to you or to help you with your next crusade, that’s coming up, how would they be able to do that? Yeah, they could go to, and that would be a huge help because the Lord knows my needs, but yeah, you could go to my website. Covertheearth.Tv/Donate and the harvest is great.
Paul Maurer (10:11):
And I’ve got a vision to lead a million people to Christ the next couple of years. And so that’s my big vision right now. And yeah, God willing, it’s gonna, it’s going to happen. Wonderful. I encourage you. If you’re listening, go to Paul Mauer his website and give him some money to help him lead people to Jesus because he’s in a Vangelis who is passionate about leading the lost to Christ. So brother Paul, it’s an honor to serve God with you and thank you so much for being on the podcast. Thank you, Danielle. Thanks for having me. God bless you
Evangelism Podcast Host (10:44):
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