2012 Olympics Outreach – London

WATCH 2:15 mark – Carl Lewis & Frank Shelton talk about Olympics Outreach – London 2012

July is a special month for me. By God’s grace, I was saved in July 1979 (age seven) and was married in July. It is hard to believe a week from today (LORD WILLING) I will board a plane and fly to London, England to minister with Lay Witnesses For Christ International duing the 2012 Summer Olympics. Nearly two years ago, Dr Sam Mings graciously tapped me the Evangelism Director for this outreach. Lay Witnesses For Christ has done every Olympics since the 1984 games in Los Angeles and has seen scores trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Just over a year ago, Dr Mings called me and shared that our International Evangelism Chairman, Dr. David Allbritton had been ill and died of a brain tumor and went to be with the Lord. After meeting Dr Mings in Dallas, TX alongside “Olympian of the Century” Carl Lewis they overwhelmed me and asked me to fill the role as International Evangelism Chairman for this evangelistic outreach during the XXX Olympiad. No one can fill Dr. Allbritton shoes but I am honored to follow his footsteps as he walked so closely with Christ.

The irony is exactly next week it will be nearly thirty years to the date (July 1982) that I had such a burden for my friends whom didn’t know Christ that I couldn’t sleep (age 10). We had a Vacation Bible School and had a friendly contest in Brandywine, MD – whoever brought the most friends to church would win a prize. It hit me like lightening that the Prize was Christ and everyone needed to know Him. God allowed me to realize early on that what He thought of me trumped what others thought of me and I knew that sharing my faith may cause some conflict. Friends may tease me, mock me, ridicule me and even defriend me but I knew in love I had to share my faith in Christ because Jesus is not a way to Heaven but the only way to Heaven. So I elected in my mind that win or lose, sink or swim, popular or un-popular and even live or die I was going to go down LIFTING JESUS UP. That week (thirty years ago) God used me to bring 22 friends to church. Go God! We won the prize! He that winneth souls is WISE. God only knows how many came to Christ that week but I do know the Lord allowed me a front row seat to watch 23,000 trust Christ in Jamaica last year on Praisefest Cruise With a Cause. In the words of Dr Johnny Hunt – I can relate: “I can honestly say I have never got over being saved.” AMEN!!

Only God could write this script because exactly three decades later (July 2012) – God in His grace is now allowing me to minister with Olympic greats from the past to minister to world champions today plus preach to fans from around the globe. The Bible is clear – “if we are faithful in small we will be faithful in larger matters.” It was five years ago on July 27, 2007, I stepped out in obedience and left my Capitol Hill job and forfeited a secure salary, retirement, 401K and health insurance and left BY FAITH “to do the work of an evangelist.” Ironically, I left Washington, DC on July 27, 2007 but next Thursday on July 26, 2012 (nearly five years to the date) I am scheduled to board a plane from Washington, DC and fly to Heathrow Airport in London, England to be present for 12 days while the whole world watches the Olympics serving side by side with Dr Mings, nine time gold medalist Carl Lewis and other friends. As most are cheering for others to win gold – it is my prayer and privilege to point people to God.

THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP. As you know, it takes money to pay the bills and the cost of this trip is $3,000 (not counting the two weeks I will be ministering) that I will not receive a dime for my contribution. Would you prayerfully consider making a one time gift today to help make this outreach possible. Some Preach, others Teach but all of us can REACH others for God’s Kingdom. Today, you can make a one time or monthly donation on my website under the DONATE link on www.FrankShelton.com Kindly, pay on a secure server with PAY PAL or write a check to Frank Shelton, PO Box 742, Waldorf, MD 20604. We are TOTALLY trusting God to make this possible. The Lord has not failed yet and He won’t now. Our entire journey is BY FAITH and no amount you give is too big or too small.

Please keep us in prayer and during the 12 nights I am overseas. By God’s grace and Dr Ming’s leadership I’m scheduled to speak 15 times in less than two weeks (not counting my day to day duties). On opening night, Dr Sam Mings asked me to be the MC at the largest evangelical church in London and they have over 23,000 people attend weekly. As I am ministering abroad your gift will help minister to my family at home. Thanks for your prayers and we treasure your faith and friendship. This is not a sight-seeing trip but a soul saving opportunity to usher many into God’s saving grace. We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us and thanks to Calvary and an empty tomb this trip overseas is MISSION POSSIBLE. God bless you as we go with God.

Frank Shelton @ FOX NEWS LIVE on Capitol Hill w/ Lauren Green in NY

Frank speaking to 1,300 @ LWFCI TX Christian Athlete of Year Award in Dallas w/ Carl Lewis

CHECK OUT Olympic chaplain Alex DeMateo in El Paso, TX shout out to Frank on Channel 9 NEWS


About the Author:

Part author, comedian & visionary but FULL communicator of Biblical Truth, Frank Shelton travels the globe pointing people to a personal relationship with Jesus. He shares HUMOR, celebrity impressions and powerful life stories that Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Saints and Evangelizes the Sinner desiring to build God's Kingdom not his. Frank has a God given gift to "dial in" to those disconnected from God and hung up in life. He is an evangelist and encourager and ideal for students, singles and Sunday services speaking over 200 dates per year at various venues.


  1. Mary K July 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Praying with the knowledge that God has gone before you to prepare the way. He will do a good work through you, Frank!

  2. Clark Crawford July 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Frank, I bless you going out, and I bless you coming back in, in the mighty name of Jesus! You WILL experience the Supernatural in London, in a way like you never have before my friend! Proud of you and prayers daily for you and the team from Dallas, TX

  3. Craig Church July 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I will be praying for you….wish I was going with you to spread the Gospel

  4. Jimmy G July 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I feel a revival coming on in the UK! Blessings from Nashville bro!!

  5. Pastor Rick July 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Frank, you’re doing an awesome thing!! The Daily Bread reading is from Acts 2 where the Holy Spirit descends on the disciples. May that same Holy Spirit come upon you and your team as you journey and testify about our Lord Jesus Christ! May God speed.

  6. Garth Wright July 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    May the Lord prepare you with His messages, holy boldness, and at the same time godly humility.

  7. Carla Akin July 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I will be praying for you Frank and for the entire team!

  8. Jay July 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm - Reply


  9. Dawn S July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Safe travels and can you bring me back a souvenier?, like a pen or key ring or a ‘fridge magnet or an Olympic gold medal (silver or bronze is good too) oh to heck with it, you decide…Im not picky – xoxoxo

  10. Willow Sanders July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    What an amazing blessing. Cannot wait to hear the stories that will unfold while you are there!!

  11. Kandi M July 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    How exciting! Keep us posted

  12. Kmbaddle Richard July 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Daniel 12:3
    Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
    God bless you bro Frank! With love all the way from AFRICA. Praying for you

  13. Stevan S July 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    It was great seeing you again here at WRXY-TV Frank in Fort Myers. We’re looking forward to Olympic reports from London.

  14. Jocelyn C July 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Awesome, Frank! What an honor–and an honor you deserve!

  15. Paul Berry July 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Frank, since you are going and I am staying home, least I can do is pray for you and your team every day you are there, team work is the best..I will plan a prayer call for every day, can you give me dates and we will start next Thurs and every day till you return safely home. I will announce details so others can join us on PBM Alive..

  16. Doris Thompson July 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    “WELL DONE, Frank!” It was a treat last month to hear you preach at First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, NC!! DO COME AGAIN….the welcome mat is ALWAYS out for you at church! Your sermons were wonderful both morning and night but our senior adult Sunday School class LOVED you and your message when you showed up un-announced and preached our class in between morning services. The Lord has both hands on you and we pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your family. The Olympics outreach is at top of my prayer list. You got A+++ for preaching!!

  17. Jay G July 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Frank I tried to friend you on Facebook but I’m sure you know you are at the limit for friends. It was a joy and pleasure getting to meet you as well as hear your message this past Sunday at FBC LaBelle, FL. Brother you have been greatly blessed by the Lord to present a powerful Word for the Lord. Bev and I both really enjoy your message but more important it touched us. As you know, we drove over 120 miles RT to meet you and it was worth every mile.
    Thank you for giving us your new book. We have a dear friend who needs a touch from God and we are planning on giving it to him. It will be PERFECT for him. He needs to claim God’s victory in his life and stop dealing with the embarrassment and live the victorious life. Thanks for sharing the book and the message with us. I am looking forward to seeing you again real soon in the mean time we will be praying for your time in London as you witness for the athletes and the spectators. God Bless and be strong. You brother in Christ

    Jay Gillette

  18. Krystal B July 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the message Sunday night at Suncoast Baptist church in Port Charlotte, FL. I really enjoyed your message as did my husband. I think you really inspired him and me. Great impersonations too btw!! 🙂

  19. T.T. July 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Brother Shelton – It was a delight to meet and hear you preach Sunday morning at FBC LaBelle, FL. Our family adores you! I am 87 years old and have been a member at my church for over 65 years. However, I have never seen such a crowd go forward at the invitation as I witnessed last Sunday when you came back to preach. What a blessing you are and we can’t wait to come back. Thanks for your kindness to my son. He really heard from the Lord when you preached. God bless you

  20. Stevie Prather July 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Go Frank! Who knows, they may need you to join the 2012 Dream Team!!! LOL

  21. Dianne Ayers July 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Frank~So excited & blessed to pray for You & the team ~ as time allows send out requests ~ yet know we’ll be praying at all times without ceasing ~ Diane

  22. Brenda Russell July 21, 2012 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    You will be a blessing to everyone you come in contact with! Just imagine the lives that can be changed by Christ thru your ministry! Praying for a safe trip for everyone.

  23. T.L. July 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Your message this past Tuesday at the SW Christian Chamber of Commerce event in Fort Myers, FL was brilliant. Thank you for your passion! I have never seen anyone say more in 20 minutes than I did when you spoke. I have not been to church in 40 years but if you moved to FL and started a church I wouldn’t look any further. What a blessing

  24. Judy Sylvia July 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    WOW! What a blessing!! POWERFUL MESSAGE. Thank you for sharing your heart with us last week at the Christian Chamber in SW Florida. Blessings and have fun in London!!

  25. Bill Brown July 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Frank, it was a delight to meet you last night at The Fellowship Church in Maryland. You were excellent as a MC at the Gospel Concert. My wife and I drove two hours to meet you and we saw your website and wanted to compliment you for speaking the truth on FOX NEWS. Too frequently and too many have watered down the message but we both loved how you said Jesus is THE WAY to Heaven (not a way). Look forward to catching up with you in the future. God bless you

  26. Jan Borgland July 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Please, I beg you, cancel the outreach in london during the olympics. There is a good chance that there will be a false flag terror attack in london and many people might die. Please watch “Attack on London Olympics 2012 (Nuclear attack)” on youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvFN1o8thKI Please, I earnestly beg you to consider

  27. Pau Martin July 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Frank, your message was a true blessing last Sunday morning @ First Baptist Church of LaBelle, Florida! I will be praying for you as you continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in your travels. God bless you brother

  28. John Bush July 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you Frank for being on the frontlines! Praying for you as you head to the Olympics! Blessings my friend!

  29. Loretta Wood July 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you Frank you are the Best Friend ever and praying for safe travels to the Olympics. Hope you come back to preach in NC real soon.

  30. Dona Harris July 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Last night was a blessing. You all did a great job. You and Guy are quite the pair. Sorry Ruth wasn’t able to make it. We missed her!

  31. Renee Wilson July 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    God Bless you , your such an inspiration!

  32. Christy Bryant July 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Frank, I think of you often and may the Lord continue to bless you! You are a true encouragement to others! Thank you for leading me to Christ. 🙂

  33. Christy Hinson July 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you for everything you and Bro. Guy did to bring us to MD! We had a wonderful time with you guys!! You did a great job! We can’t wait to do it again!!

  34. Pastor Chris Shelton July 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Frank, LOVED “The Blessedness of Brokenness”! There was so much meat in the first chapter I found myself deeply meditating, but there was so much heart in the last chapter I found myself moved deeply… thanks for sharing and all you do for The Kingdom… God bless in London! Hope to have you back in Arkansas soon.

  35. Rev Bryan Taunton July 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Brother Frank – hold April 27, 2013 – we want you to be a speaker at our MENS CONFERENCE in Alabama. Love to have you back in our neck of the woods

  36. Paul B July 25, 2012 at 1:31 am - Reply

    We at PBM Alive will be meeting each evening at 7pm ET ( starting this Thur 8/26) to pray for our brothers and sisters who are going to the Olympics to minister.

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  37. Pam W July 25, 2012 at 1:40 am - Reply

    I am Paul of LaBelle, Fls’ mother. He was so inspired by your message and so looking forward to going with you to spread the Word of our Lord Jesus.. I live in North Fla and would very much like to be your friend on facebook.

  38. Pastor R A July 25, 2012 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Frank, we are looking forward to you returning to Union Baptist Church on Aug 13 for MARVELOUS MONDAYS! The last time you were here we had 12 saved and over 80 come forward for rededication. You are certainly a harvester and revivalist. God has given you a great gift to draw the net. Dr Frank Cox from GA is preaching the week before you. Looking forward to seeing you again in Hayes, VA soon. Praying for your trip to London

  39. Pastor Edmunds July 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hey Frank, we’ll keep you and the other chaplains in prayer here on Smith Island. May the Lord open many doors to your witnessing!!

  40. Shannon Baker July 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Praying Frank to your ministry over in London. God bless

  41. Jay Edwards July 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply


  42. Romie Sabo July 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Be safe Frank, and we pray traveling mercies upon you, in the mighty name of Jesus!!! Blessings from VA

  43. Wayne Moore July 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Frank, I wept like a baby when I saw that you had the guts to give an altar call for folks to trust Christ as Savior at the Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce last week in Fort Myers. God was all over you. Thanks for being obedient to God. I would like to go to Haiti with you next summer

  44. Pastor Michael July 26, 2012 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Mr Shelton – I just saw your interview 30 minutes ago on CONNECTIONS with Paul Ladato on CTN in Florida on my local cable company. I am from California and just had to let you know that it blessed me tremendously with your interview on tv. I was shouting “glory” the entire time and I was impressed. It is obvious that you are the REAL DEAL! Thanks for speaking truth

  45. Rev Scott E July 26, 2012 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Hey Bro. I’m praying for you, Chris and your team. May the mission be accomplished and may our Lord be glorified. God Speed! Scott Eadie

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