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Rev. Eddie Fox, Evangelism Pioneer, Dies

By Sam Hodges
UM News | July 29, 2021

 Key points:

  • The Rev. H. Eddie Fox served a quarter century as executive director of World Methodist Evangelism and traveled the world.
  • His tenure coincided with the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and presented opportunities for churches there to revive or begin.
  • A top student at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Fox was ordained as an elder in the Holston Conference, and served churches in Virginia and Tennessee.

The Rev. H. Eddie Fox became synonymous with Methodist evangelism over a long career of sharing the gospel worldwide.

Whether it was delivering bicycles to Cuban pastors, helping local churches in Eastern Europe begin or revive after communism collapsed there, creating a New Testament edition designed for effective witnessing or finding innovative ways for the World Methodist Evangelism organization to do its work, Fox created a legacy that is large and lasting, admirers say.