Evangelist to Discuss Church Growth at FHU

APRIL 2, 2013

Wayne Kilpatrick, minister of the Heritage Place Church in Irondale, Ala., will speak at Freed-Hardeman University’s chapel, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9. Kilpatrick began his work with this congregation eight years ago, following 27 years with the Homewood church in Birmingham.


A 1962 alumnus of Freed-Hardeman, Kilpatrick began his preaching career in Evansville, Ind., shortly after he received his A.A. degree. Over the years he has served as an evangelist at various locations, including Milan, Tenn. When he left his work at senior minister of the Homewood congregation, Kilpatrick founded Onward Rejoicing Ministries.

Wherever he has preached, church growth has been a major focus and the results have been dramatic. A recent article in the Christian Chronicle featured a conversation with Kilpatrick discussing his ideas and methods for increasing church growth.

In addition to speaking in chapel, Kilpatrick will talk with anyone interested in learning more about church growth at 2:30 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium. Both this session and chapel are open to the public.

Kilpatrick and his wife Carolyn, a native of Milan and an alumna of Freed-Hardeman, have two children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in the Birmingham area.