Area evangelist to host revival in Bangor

Posted May 22, 2009, at 8:16 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:42 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Larry Hansen Evangelistic Outreach will hold a crusade at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Bangor Auditorium.

Fishers of Men, a contemporary Christian country band, and the Roberts Family will provide music throughout the evening.

Hansen, whose ministry is based in Peru was raised by a single parent in what was described in an e-mail to the Bangor Daily News as an abusive home in Southern Maine.

Three years ago, while working in the woods, Hansen felt God’s call to become an evangelist, according to a press release about the crusade. He decided that he would share God’s love with anyone willing to listen.

Shortly after receiving the call to evangelism, Hansen reconciled with his mother, from whom he had been estranged for years.

“I had the privilege of leading her to a relationship with her Savior before she passed into eternity,” Hansen said in the release.

This alone, according to the evangelist, makes everything he has done afterward worthwhile, and motivates him to continue his ministry when some days look dark.

Hansen said he believes that “so many religions, denominations and organizations battle with legalism, fight against self-righteousness, and have struggled with formality that the love of God and our relationship to him gets lost in the shuffle.”

A member of Antioch Baptist Church in Rumford, Hansen described his ministry as non-denominational, Bible-based and Christ-centered.

The six-member, multigenerational band Fishers of Men is based in Exeter. For the past four years, they have performed around Maine at benefits, youth concerts and special events. The band, which spends 10 days in the South each summer working for Habitat for Humanity, is working on its first CD.

The Rev. Joe Roberts and his wife, Angella, both of Rumford, have sung together for nearly 40 years. They will be joined Tuesday by their daughter, April Huston of Mexico.

For more information, call 991-4345 or visit www.proclaimjesusname.org.

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