Ministries, LLC
Then Jesus said. . .
"Follow me and I will make you
fishers of men"
Matt. 4:19
Who We Are

Fishers of Men Ministries (Fishers) was founded by Dr. David F. Felsburg in the early 1990's to document work performed and training presented to help people better understand outreach, evangelism and church growth. There was, and continues to be a huge need for a down-to-Earth approach to telling people what an experiential relationship with Jesus Christ could mean for their personal sense of peace.

The materials presented here summarize the work of more than 35 years of ministry for Jesus Christ and His efforts to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). The beginning of the ministries for evangelism was a year spent at Temple Baptist Church in Los Cruces, New Mexico in March of 1974. This was followed by six months in Biloxi, Mississippi; and three years in Ogden, Utah. The work the First Baptist Church (FBC) in Clearfield, Utah was the launching pad for Associational work in the Utah-Idaho Baptist Association working with over a hundred churches in outreach, evangelism and church growth planning and execution.

The work in Utah was followed by ten years in Colorado Springs, Colorado where most of those years were spent at the First Southern Baptist Church. This began the writing and testing of original evangelism training material. The first book, Talkin' about Christ-- Over the Back Fence, was written during this ministry period. The humble beginning of a single class for evangelism training expanded rapidly into four classes in that church and others in smaller churches. Dr. Felsburg was ordained into the Gospel Ministry at this church and served for 5 years as the Minister of Outreach and Evangelism. The church grew from 350 people to over 1,500 and received five successive awards of the annual Southern Baptist Convention Eagles in recognition as one of the fastest growing churches in the world.

Dr. Felsburg's secular work resulted in a reassignment to the Boston area where he served several churches including Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts. This work included support of the Minister of Evangelism to start a new small group emphasis in neighboring churches regardless of denomination and starting new churches in communities with no evangelical work. One church started a small group effort that involved ninety percent of its membership in weekly small group meetings. This church, Faith Church in Melrose, Massachusetts later asked Dr. Felsburg to serve as Interim Pastor. During this period the church established new single-church records for salvations, new commitments, baptisms, and new or recommitted marriages.

The secular work forced relocation to Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. Dr. Felsburg was asked to be the interim speaker for the Bon Air Baptist Church and later became their Pastor. The evangelism training continued and work in the Northstar Association of Churches followed. The local church prospered and the Associational work moved into support for emotional and psychological health and welfare for the 174 pastors and as many other ministers and support staff across that area. The evangelistic struggles of many of these highly educated and experienced ministers resulted in the idea for a Doctoral Dissertation on the frustration and attrition of Christian evangelists.

Dr. Felsburg designed and administered an original instrument to survey the felt experiences of hundreds of evangelical pastors. The results fortified the need for new contributions to the body of knowledge available for understanding the process of recognizing God's work in bringing people to Himself and our role to support His work rather than taking the leadership away from Him. The survey and its results are published in the dissertation entitled The Business of Evangelism: A Phenomenological Study of Frustration and Attrition among Christian Evangelists. The reporting of findings requiring further study drove a need for four more studies and resulting books on the mechanics of outreach, evangelism and church growth. The first four of those books are described herein. The fifth will be entitled The Ecclesiastic System: Understanding the Complex Interdependencies of Modern Church Growth and is scheduled for release in Fall of 2013.

Now, the CEO, President and Founder of Fishers of Men Ministries offers seminars and training for churches of any denomination. The fresh approaches to understanding the hearts and minds of the target populations for church growth will provide new insight into the needs of the un-churched and new ways to help them find a path to peace in their personal, business and church lives.

Copyright © 2005 Fishers of Men Ministries, LLC. All rights reserved.