Fishers Of Men Ministry


Welcome to the Fishers of Men Ministry

Welcome to the Fishers Of Men Ministry. This ministry is a 12-week training course in person-to-person evangelism. There are eleven 2-1/2 hour classes held once a week for eleven consecutive weeks. Students receive their homework at the first class and a graduation banquet is held following the last class. Therefore, the duration of the course is normally about 12 weeks. Each student enrolled in the course is asked to commit themselves to faithfully attending the classes and completing all assigned homework, averaging about an hour each day.

The curriculum is geared to the standard member of the church of Christ with little or no experience in teaching the gospel. The Fishers Of Men (FOM) course entails daily Bible study and training in methods of how to reach and teach lost souls.


Honor To Whom Honor

Benny Stephens has has been a full time instructor with Fishers of Men since 1985. During that time he trained thousands of brethren to be more active and effective in reaching out to others with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Only the Lord knows how many souls will inhabit heaven because of Benny’s efforts in the kingdom.
As of the new year, Benny is stepping away from his full time work with FOM. We are thankful for his diligent service to the Lord through this peerless ministry and wish him and Gayle well in all of their endeavors as they faithfully serve the Lord.

Our History

The Fishers of Men Ministry has been serving the brotherhood since 1977! The Fishers of Men Ministry began with the mission of taking the gospel to "all creation" (Mark 16:16). This would be accomplished by training brethren (Ephesians 4:11-13) in local churches to share Jesus with their friends, neighbors and relatives. Our full-time instructors work under the oversight of the Coldwater Church of Christ, Coldwater, MS. They conduct the FOM Course, free of charge, to inviting churches and students. This is possible because of the generosity of the Coldwater church, plus the financial support of many sister congregations and individuals across the United States and Canada.

Over 20,000 baptized since 1977. More than 100 instructors have conducted about 1100 FOM courses in 40 states with over 26,000 students from 1500 congregations. These 26,000 plus students conducted over 90,000 Bible studies with about 28,000 souls; baptizing approximately 20,000 into Christ. During this time, students of the FOM course have been involved in establishing more than a dozen new congregations. The Fishers of Men course has also been conducted in Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Tanzania, ST. Vincent, Ukraine, West Indies, and more to come. The Search for Truth lessons have been translated from English into Chinese, Indonesian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Telegu. We are also blessed with active part-time instructors throughout the United States.

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