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'Small town' evangelist to speak in Clinton

Sunday, August 17, 2008

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Clyde Dupin
CLINTON -- Twenty-two years ago, North Carolina evangelist Clyde Dupin visited Clay County delivering his message.

On Aug. 24-25, Dupin will return to the area.

Dupin will be the featured speaker on those two days at the First Christian Church, 649 Blackman St., Clinton.

Church Pastor Danny Caulkins said residents in the surrounding counties are invited to listen to Dupin speak at the event. He will begin speaking at 7 p.m. both evenings.

Some have billed Dupin as the "small town" Billy Graham during his many years of evangelism worldwide.

"Our goal is to bring renewal to the believer and to active the inactive church member," Dupin said. "We seek to break through the spiritual indifference of communities and make Christ known to the unchurched."

In addition to Dupin speaking, Christian country music artist Morris Mott will perform both evenings. Mott makes close to 200 appearances annually nationwide.

A winner of the 2003 Country Gospel Connections New Male Vocalist Achievement Award, he is a charter member of the United States Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians.

On the first night, Terre Haute native and former Indiana University football standout Anthony Thompson will also be present.

Thompson was a two-time first-team All-American in 1988-89 while playing for the Hoosiers and was the 1989 Heisman award runner-up.

A 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, he is pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Bloomington and is assistant director of the Indiana University Varsity Club.

On the second evening, former Clay City High School basketball standout Bob Heaton will speak before Dupin. Heaton, currently a Terre Haute businessman, also played basketball at Indiana State University, teaming with Larry Bird to help lead the Sycamores to the NCAA Tournament Final in 1979.

In 1986, Dupin conducted an eight-night crusade in Brazil that attracted close to 10,000 people.

The event is free to the public but freewill offerings will be accepted.

The nursery will be available and there are activities planned for youngsters.


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We will certainly be there! I have a book by Bob Hill about Pastor Dupin and it mentions several Brazil connections, i.e., Rev. Boone Murphy and Bro. Ralph Oden, both former ministers of the old Pilgrim Holiness Church on West Jackson Street.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 1:11 PM


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