Wesley Putnam, widely acclaimed evangelist, singer, and composer, will be in Muleshoe at FUMC of Muleshoe, 507 West 2nd St, from October 13 – 16, at 7 p.m. He delivers a clear call to commitment through both word and song that has impacted the lives of people of all ages from all walks of life. His ministry includes preaching, storytelling, and music woven together to create a fresh approach to renewal.
Rev. Putnam holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northeast Louisiana University and the Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. An ordained United Methodist clergyman, he pastored local churches for over 8 years before turning his attention to full-time evangelism in the summer of 1981.
The storytelling started as a teaching tool for children, but he soon realized that it allowed him to reach adults as well and combined easily with his music ministry.
Putnam is a prolific songwriter whose compositions touch on virtually every aspect of Christian living, from temptation and suffering to forgiveness and praise. He has cut many albums, and songs from his albums have had airplay on Christian radio stations nationwide and are available on iTunes. Five of the songs from his Heal Our Land album have been published as choral anthems by Lorenz Music. His newest CD, O Come, O Come, has had one song hit No. 2 and two songs stay in the top ten on Christian Radio Chart.com during the 2016 Christmas season.
Part of the uniqueness of Rev. Putnam’s ministry is his dramatizations of Bible stories told through
biblical characters who he brings to life using costumes and dialects as though they were living today. His Bible story videos are available for viewing on YouTube simply by typing in Wesley Putnam.
Rev. Putnam is in great demand for revivals and children’s camps. He has appeared as worship leader and soloist for many national gatherings. He has previously served as president and executive evangelist of the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists and as a member of the executive committee of the Council on Evangelism for the United Methodist Church. He and his wife Felicia, who is heavily involved in the BibleQuest portion of the ministry, live in Bedford. They have three grown sons and nineteen grandchildren.