Faith Encounter is the ministry of John David Hicks as an evangelist and Bible teacher. He is now over 80 years old and has been in full time ministry for over 55 years as a pastor, college and seminary professor, Network Evangelist with Luis Palau and the Next Generation Alliance. He is also a commissioned evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene and was an Area Representative with Billy Graham’s MY HOPE America. He works now as a Chaplain with the Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission in McMinnville, OR and is prayer chairman of the McMinnville Ministerial Association. He is a mentor to pastors and writes articles and study guides on victorious living. He fills pulpits in local churches as the opportunities arise. He and his wife June have been married 58 years. They have three married children and eight grandchildren.