Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship

“And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

- Mark 8:34

Rick Light

Robert Thompson

Joshua Light




Dear Ones,


Many of you follow the ministry of D.A. Carson - Reformed evangelical at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  His theology is similar to that of Wayne Grudern except on charismatic issues, where his view may be described as "open but cautious."  Carson's tendency is to strive for balance and amicability in disputes BUT IS UNCOMPROMISING ON THE ESSENTIALS OF THE FAITH.  I came across one of his quotes recently and wanted to pass this  Click Here to read more


    by Dr. Rick Light


"The plainest words are the profitablest oratory in the weightiest matters."

Baxter, Works, II, p. 399


This quote has long been a blessing to me in my preaching ministry.  I am convinced that  the "plainest words" can only have a profound impact upon your audience if they have first had a profound impact upon you!  What do I mean by that? Let me explain it in the following steps that I take in sermon preparation... Click Here to read more


    By Joshua L. Light


The world is tough. Who told you it was easy? Jesus didn't, in fact He said that it is going to continue to be tough as long as you're here, so get used to it. :0) Well ok, He only said part of that. That's our verse for this devotional, and I apologize in advance for its length, but you need this and I do too...more often than I want to admit. Our Great Shepherd says in John 16:33, "In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart; I have overcome the world." Click Here to read more


    by Dr. Rick Light


William Carey, who many say is the father of world missions, blazed a trail to India in 1792 and saw his mission as a miner penetrating into a deep mine, which had never been explored, with no one to guide.  He said to Andrew Fuller and John Ryland and his other pastor friends:  "I will go down, if you will hold the rope."  And John Ryland reports:  "He took an oath from each of us, at the mouth of the pit, to this effect - that 'while we lived, we should never... Click Here to read more


    By Joshua L. Light


"Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete."  John the Revelator didn't have access to Social Media Platforms as we know them today. It is so easy to catch up with the world around us with the push of a button. In those days, a letter was very welcomed, and still is for some.  It meant and still means someone has taken the time out of their schedule to write a note to you... Click Here to read more


    By Paddy Cook


Newsletter of Paddy Cook and Joshua Light’s trip to Norway and Denmark.  Paddy & Joshua went to Oslo & Copenhagen to encourage the Church with books.... Click Here to read more


Luke 18:1-8: Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘ Give me legal protection from my opponent. ’ For a while he was unwilling... Click Here to read more.


A few years back, my pastor, Dr. Rick Light, also our Executive Director here at PEF, preached a sermon in which he mentioned the present Kingship of our Savior.  He gave two Scripture references that struck me to the point that I wrote them down on a piece of paper just so I would remember them.  The first Scripture was Mt. 28:18.  Just before His ascension, Jesus said... Click Here to read more.


    By Stephen Cloud

Two of our grandchildren, one boy and one girl, are now   2 ½ years old.  We have begun to teach them the Children’s or First Catechism.  They picked up the first three questions pretty quickly –

Who made you? God. What else did God make? All things. Why did God make you and all things? For His own glory... Click Here to read more.


on Evangelism

The 1st Annual Samuel Davies Conference, held in Bristol, Tennessee at Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church (PCA), was a great success.  34 men attended to receive world class instruction from Rev. Bill Nikides, Rev. Allen M. Baker, and Dr. Henry Krabbendam, and world class hands-on experience, led by Evangelist Mr. Bill Adams, Executive Director & CEO of Sports Fan Outreach... Click Here to read more.


    By Joshua Light


Genesis 18:22-33 - Abraham Intercedes for Sodom "So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. Then Abraham drew near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the... Click Here to read more


    By Joshua Light


“Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am... Click Here to read more



Paul Hamelryck has come back to the states from Africa to be PEF’s Pastoral and Ministry Executive. Paul and his family have moved to Bristol, Tennessee so that he can be apart of the office staff and Assistant Pastor to Rick Light at Eastern Heights PCA.... Click Here to read more


    by Rick Light


Pastor Linwood Wilkes has been pastor of this small, independent church for over 40 years.  He contacted me last year and told me of his history with PEF and our founder, Rev. William E. Hill, Jr., and the church's history with ... Click Here to read more


    by Rick Light

The Presbyterian Church in America, begun in 1973, due in part to the evangelistic ministry of PEF, "had its beginnings forged out of the struggle which overtly started at the end of the 19th century for Biblical truth and ecclesiastical separation..... Click Here to read more