When I first entered vocational evangelism I knew that our meetings needed at least one night in which the church was intentional in attempting to reach the youth in its respective community. However, our efforts were modestly successful at best. I began to ask the Lord for a strategy in reaching this Millennial generation. The Holy Spirit seemed to be directing me toward public school assemblies. At that time every youth communicator pursuing this venue seemed to have a history of being delivered from drugs and alcohol. Never having smoked a cigarette, much less a joint of marijuana; seldom using nose drops, much less snorting a line of coke; seldom drinking root beer, much less a Budweiser; I assumed that God could not use me in this venue. Yet, the Holy Spirit’s leadership became more intense. Today, 34 years later, our Be A Winner assembly program has been acclaimed throughout the nation. Be A Winner has impacted hundreds of thousands of students and is a significant dimension to any crusade effort. The following comments from these officials are a mere sampling of what has been repeated from every geographical section of the nation.
“I was visiting with students in the cafeteria during lunch and overheard numerous students raving about your “Be A Winner” program. Students who missed the presentation were begging for a ticket to the program this evening. Very few speakers can hold the attention of 14-19 year old students for that time period and even fewer can impress them—you did both! I know that your message affected many students and the future decisions they will make. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to come to our school.”
Principal, Killeen, Texas
“Steve hit home runs in each of our school assemblies with nothing but praise from our School Board. We were thrilled with the response as 264 students made first time decisions in our crusade.”
Pastor, Okeechobee, Florida
“Steve Hale’s rapid fire presentation of facts, life stories, and consequences captured the 700-member student body’s attention the entire time. Our students listened intently and many waited to speak with Steve afterwards and ask him questions. The students continued to talk about the topics Steve addressed weeks after the assembly. I also attended the Youth service at a local church where it was packed with students from our assembly. Steve ended with one of the most biblical altar calls I have ever witnessed. I would recommend that you get him on your calendar. His message is powerful”
Deputy Sheriff & Resource Officer, Blue Ridge, Georgia