Evangelist: Church where you make it

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 11, 1999

Evangelist Wanda Ware says her faith isn’t bound by the walls of a church. She’ll preach anywhere.

&uot;I’m going to preach the Gospel wherever I am whether it’s in a church or on my porch,&uot; Ware says as she explains what she and four young relatives are doing on the porch of her Lafayette Street house.

And preaching on the porch is exactly where The Democrat’s Dart found Ware on Sunday.

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Ware’s two daughters, Frances Wright and Kelsea Wright, along with their neices, Kenisha Dunlap and Ryvonda Dunlap, sat quietly listening to the lesson.

In the mild, cool morning air with white plastic chairs as pews, the group sat and listened as Ware spoke the Gospel.

The self-taught evangelist holds weekly Bible study classes out of her house and holds daily sessions for her daughters.

Ware says one of the biggest goals in her ministry is saving children.

&uot;We (as a community) have lost our kids,&uot; she says. &uot;I tell my daughters to start your day off with prayer and keep praying all day long.

&uot;We have to keep focused on our children since there’s so much going on in the world,&uot; she says. &uot;The Bible says train the children while they are young and they will never stray. We stay in the word so we don’t stray.&uot;

Ware says the key to her life can be found in one book – the Bible.

&uot;It’s the roadmap of life,&uot; she says. &uot;I’m a prayer warrior. Prayer can change anything and any condition.&uot;