Top Tip: If you want to start a conversation, give yourself an unusual ministry job title that gets people intrigued! Today’s guest tells us about the fantastic opportunities his unique position affords him in the armed services. What is it like sharing the gospel amongst service personnel?
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Lee McDade has worked with SASRA (Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association) for 13 years, based at Wattisham Flying Station near Colchester. His official title is “Army Scripture Reader”, an archaic phrase which he tells me goes back to the Napoleonic Wars, when the readers literally read the Bible to the illiterate soldiers in the lines. Having served in the military himself, including deployment to Bosnia, Lee became a Christian after leaving the Army in 1999.
Read another interview with Lee from 2021 here.
About PEP Talk
The Persuasive Evangelism Podcast aims to equip listeners to share their faith more effectively in a sceptical world. Each episode, Andy Bannister (Solas) and Kristi Mair (Oak Hill College) chat to a guest who has a great story, a useful resource, or some other expertise that helps equip you to talk persuasively, winsomely, and engagingly with your friends, colleagues and neighbours about Jesus.