David Stockwell Evangelistic Association
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nations

What Others Are Saying


A Word From Outstanding Christian Leaders


Dr. Ed Young

"Amy and David Stockwell are uniquely gifted for evangelistic ministry.  David is a strong biblical exegete who has a real heart for lost people.  Amy shares her husband's heart for the lost, and has a lovely and gifted singing voice.  God has honored their ministry and used them in remarkable ways.  The Lord will make an impact in your church and community through this gifted couple.  It is my privilege to recommend to you David Stockwell Evangelistic Association as you seek to reach the least, the last and the lost of this world."
Dr. Ed Young, Pastor
Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

The Honorable William "Mike" Richards, Sr.

"In over forty years of involvement in various ministries and churches, I have yet to see anyone more passionate, tireless, focused, and responsible as is David Stockwell, with the evangelistic outreach opportunities God gives him.  He is the epitome of a  soul-winner for Jesus."
The Honorable William "Mike" Richards, Sr.
Chairman of the Board, David Stockwell Evangelistic Association and Biblica (Formerly International Bible Society)

 Testimonies From The Field

Shayne Russell - Saved at Youth For Christ Rally, Houston, Texas, 1971

Dear David,

My name is Shayne Russell, and although it has been a long time, if I am not mistaken, I believe I was saved under your ministry in 1971.  I was a freshman at J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston, Texas and on March 3, I attended a Youth for Christ Rally in which you were the speaking Evangelist. It was the first time for me to hear the Gospel and I came forward that night to give Christ my life. From that night forward, my life was radically changed and now my wife and I are missionaries in Kenya and have been serving in Africa since 1992. As a missionary and a pastor, I so look forward to the day when I arrive in heaven and am told by people that they are there because of my ministry. I thought you might like a little preview of that day. God bless you for your faithfulness to Him, and may you increase in obedience and fruitfulness. 

Unworthily His,

It was my privilege and a blessing to me to contact David [recently.]  I'll never forget the night I came to Christ. It was the first time for me to hear the Gospel.  Honestly, I went because I knew a cute brunette that said that she would be there.  She didn't show, so I thought that I might as well sit down and listen to what this guy had to say.  Man makes his plans but God directs his steps. When David gave the invitation, I think I was the first to stand.  Three years later, God called me into ministry and I met [my wife] at Bible College."

Shayne and Tari are former full-time missionaries  with The Master's Mission, in Kenya, East Africa.


Dr. Robert Lee – Saved at Westside High School Rally, Anderson, South Carolina, 1983

Dear David,

My name is Bob Lee and I serve as a local pastor in Mechanicsville, VA which is outside of Richmond. This Sunday (Jan. 13) is the 30th anniversary of the day I became a Christian.  I was looking back in the Bible that I received that night and I wrote in it that I was saved at one of your rallies.  It was in Anderson, SC. You came to speak at my high school (Westside) and then I went to hear you that evening and responded to the invitation.  I was baptized that March. I responded to the call to ministry and enrolled in seminary at age 28 and have been serving here at New Highland for over 14 years. I just wanted you to know the difference you made in my life.  In my sermon this Sunday I am going to share my conversion experience and will share about the part you had in it. I am so glad to see the vast ministry that God has done through you. I am preaching a new series on Galatians and the passage in v. 15 where Paul states "But when God" -- reminded me of when God saved me. So thank you for your ministry. I look forward to keeping up with you. May God bless and prosper your ministry.

In Christ, 
Bob Lee

Jess Jennings - Saved at Fort Payne, Alabama Crusade, 1983

Brother David, my name is Jess Jennings.  I received the Lord on March 3, 1983 at one of your crusades in Fort Payne, AL.  I am now a missionary with the International Mission Board and have been serving in the Philippines with my family for 14 years.  I wanted to say thank you for presenting the Gospel to me.  I have talked about you for years and am so glad I found your information.  I noticed you are doing some work in the Philippines.  We are working in several unreached areas all over the country.  Maybe we could partner in the future?  Our main ministry is now mobilizing and training students to do church planting.  Our website is www.nehemiahteams.com

God bless you. 

P.S. One of my best friends, who is a doctor in Fort Payne, Alabama was also saved at one of your crusades in Mississippi in the late 70’s.  He has come several times to help us here in the Philippines.


Tara Robertson - Saved at School Rally, Groves, Texas, 1982

I met you, David, in the Spring of 1982.  You came to my middle school in Groves, Texas. We had an assembly, during school, where you told us about the meeting you were going to have that night at another school that just happened to be one street over from where I lived at the time.  I lived with my grandparents at the time.  My grandparents said that I could walk over and see what it was about.  I was nervous about going in the building.  I did not realize it at the time, but God was there with me every step of the way.  I sat on the right side of the auditorium about six rows back and in about four people.  I was extremely interested in everything you and to say or sing about that night.  One thing I remember you saying was that God is always with us even when our earthly father is not.  I accepted Jesus as my Savior that night.  When I got up to go to the front, made my "step of faith", I remember I felt as though I "floated" to the front.  It ended after dark.  My grandmother was outside to pick me up when it was over.  There is so much more that I would like to say...most of all I wanted to tell you, "thank you" for allowing God to use you. Without you, who knows where or what I would be doing today. God is my rock and will continue to be.  My husband, my daughters, and my son are all Christians.  My husband and girls are baptized; and my son is going to be baptized soon. 


Greg Hill - Saved at Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, Texas, 1981


Dear David,

When I was a sophomore or junior in high school between 1981 and 1982 you presented the Gospel message to me and my fellow students at Jacksonville High School in Texas. I didn't walk the aisle that day, but I prayed to receive Christ in my heart.  I never forgot your name and after 30 years I looked your name up on the internet, today.  I never took the opportunity to say thank you, so ‘thank you.’  It changed my life and the lives of my family that were far from God at the time.

I've been involved in church ever since and now attend [church] in Oviedo, Florida, where I live with my wife and two kids. Thank you for having the courage and commitment to walk onto campuses throughout America and abroad.  Every time I give my testimony I proudly talk about how God brought this man named David Stockwell to my public school, of all places, and how he lead me to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.  God is doing much in my life and I believe I'm on the threshold of serving him in an even greater capacity. God bless you, your family and your ministry.

Love ya, brother,

Cindi Kent - Saved at City-Wide Revival, Leonard, Texas, 1972

Dear Mr. Stockwell,  

I never hear or read Philippians 1:3 that I don’t think of you and what your ministry has meant to me.  I was an 8-year old little girl when you came to our town in 1972 for a city-wide revival in our high school auditorium.  

I was one of a great many that accepted Christ at that revival, but I waited until the last night.  I remember being so scared to stand when you asked us to do so, but was so much more terrified of dying without Christ in my heart.  My pastor was waiting for me in the classroom (Algebra when I was in High School) to which I was assigned.  He told me to shake his hand and then to try to let go.  He didn’t let go.  He told me that’s what it’s like with Jesus as my Savior---He’ll never let me go, even if I try to let go of Him.  And He hasn’t.  And I’ve never been without hope, no matter what circumstances surround me.  

I know you’ve heard thousands of stories like mine, but I wanted to send you a thank you when I found your website.  Thank you for hearing the call and being obedient.  Thank you for spreading the Gospel throughout the earth.  And most of all, thank you for coming to a little-bitty place like Leonard, Texas and showing a little 8-year old girl The Way to heaven.  

Please know that you can count on my support through prayer always, and through financial means when possible.

Your Sister in Him,

Cindi Kent

Debbie Ball – Saved at Haughton High School Rally, Haughton, Louisiana, 1975

Dear David,

I have been meaning to contact you for years.  You came to Haughton High School in Haughton, LA in 1975 when I was in the 10th grade; you spoke at an assembly during the day and invited us back that night….in my high school gym.  I gave my heart to Jesus because of you and your ministry.  I have never forgotten that night.  When I went home, I shared your message with my mother and younger brother and they both got saved and the following Sunday we were all baptized in church.  I am 47 years old now, married with kids and grandchildren.  My husband and I serve as an elder couple in our church, Church at Red River, and have been involved in marriage ministry for years.  And it all started with you coming to my high school… thank you for obeying God and being bold enough to minister to our campus. 

God bless you abundantly,
Debbie Ball

Gary Lain - Saved at High School Rally, Hamlin, Louisiana

Dear David,

I’m glad to know you are still in ministry!  I wanted to thank you for leading me to Christ when I was 13 years old!  We had a rally at our football field and I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior.  I am still in Hamlin and still love the Lord!  May God bless you and your ministry! 

Because of Christ, 
Gary Lain

Denise Koetting - Saved at Youth Rally, Spearman, Texas, 1973


In 1973, I attended a gymnasium rally in a very small town in the Texas panhandle, Spearman, Texas, to be exact.  On that night, the course of my life was changed.  Although I grew up in church and always believed, that night I became filled with the Holy Spirit.  Although I have gone my own little hard-headed way many, many times, God always takes me back… [God] had a plan for me.  I believe I am fulfilling that plan now…I have worked as an ICU nurse, Hospice nurse and now I work as an organ transplant recovery nurse.  Whatever that purpose continues to be, I wanted you to know my life changed that night in that hot gym in Spearman.

Today kids need you badly.  It scares me to see what some of our children are exposed to.  You and your ministry will be in my prayers.  You have meant much to many.  I run into people all the time that were at that rally in Spearman.  Amazing how we all actively look for our Savior now.  You made a difference. 

Thank you.

Lynn Hokanson - Saved at Church Revival, 1971

Blessings!  My name is Lynn Hokanson and I accepted Christ at one of your revivals in 1971.  I had the huge blessing of seeing you both in December of 2006 at [a Christmas celebration.]  I pray that you have both been healthy and blessed in the year since then!  God has given me the opportunity to serve on the advisory board of a ministry in Victoria, Texas…I look forward to hearing from you and to get together with you both someday soon!” 

In His arms, 
Lynn Hokanson

Mindy Henson, Saved at Youth Revival, Alief Baptist Church Houston, August 1971

David Stockwell! You preached a youth revival at Alief Baptist Church in Houston August 1971.  I accepted Christ that Sunday morning!  I have never forgotten you or your message. My husband of 38 years is a minister and we [go on missions in] Romania...Thank you for your obedience to God's calling. Your message that day changed the path my life would have followed -- alcoholism, abuse, and bitterness. I think of you often and pray for your ministry!


Bruce Ammons, Renewed Commitment at City-Wide Revival, Spearman, Texas, 1972

David, while you do not know me, you had a huge impact on me when I was in junior high school.  The year was around 1972 in Spearman, Texas.  You did a city-wide revival and many of my friends were saved.  I renewed my commitment to the Lord as well.  The entire environment of Spearman, Texas changed.  It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life!
I am thrilled to hear about the thousands saved in [Africa!] To God be the glory!  And great job letting the Lord use you.  Keep up the good work...I would love to see you again, and meet your family.  May God continue to bless your ministry!