Gene Wiseman to speak Tuesday at United Christian
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On Jan. 21, local evangelist and missionary the Rev. Gene Wiseman will be ministering at the United Christian Church (headquarters church for the United Christian Church and Ministerial Association).

Pastor Leonard Hodge and UCCMA President Don Warren invite everyone to attend this one-night event.

Wiseman was born in a small coal mining town in West Virginia. He often jokes that he comes from a long line of thieves and preachers, but truly, he does have a godly heritage, with a mother and grandparents who demonstrated the power of God and prophetic gifting as though they were living right in the book of Acts.

As a young boy he preferred to stay in the sanctuary with the adults rather than go to the classes for his age group, because “that was where things were happening.” He wanted to be around the “move of the Spirit.”

Wiseman said he feels privileged to have inherited such a spiritual legacy, and to have been able to sit as a child under the anointing of powerful ministers such as his mother, Irene Leadingham Wiseman; his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. R.E. Leadingham; and the Rev. H. Richard Hall, under whom he was eventually ordained into ministry.

While in his 20s Wiseman felt the call of God upon his life to preach the Gospel. He started in the ministry preaching on courthouse lawns, in town parks and on street corners. There were times he would even park his car in the middle of a crowded parking lot, jump on the roof of the car and preach at the top of his lungs.

Wiseman wasn’t waiting for platforms and microphones, he just preached the Gospel wherever and whenever he could.

As he preached, Mrs. Wiseman would walk amongs the public, pointing to him and saying, “Listen to that man, he has something important to say.”

In the early 1980s, the Wisemans served as pastors of a church in Daytona Beach, Fla., where Catholics, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Charismatics and even a few Pentecostals were knit together into a church family.

They eventually moved back to North Carolina, the place where they had met and married, and focused their ministry efforts on evangelism and missions.

The Wisemans founded Miracle Missionary outreach, a ministry that has reached all around the world. They have held crusades in the islands of the Bahamas, and in Jamaica, Canada, Russia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Ghana, England, Scotland and in Colombia, South America, preaching the Gospel with signs following, feeding and clothing the poor and helping to support resident pastors and missionaries.

Wiseman has a heart for all people of all races, and exemplifies “becoming all things to all men” for when he ministers to the Hispanics, they wonder if he isn’t of Spanish descent, yet when he ministers to the Africans they feel he’s just one of them, a church representative said.

The gifts of the Spirit operate freely through Wiseman, the representative said. Many testimonies have been shared with him of the works that God has done through his ministry. God has performed many miracles over the years especially in the overseas crusades. Blind eyes have been opened, deaf ears have been opened and the mute have learned to speak.

For every meeting Wiseman always says, “Come expecting a miracle!”

Wiseman and his wife, Lorene, reside in Cleveland.

The service begins at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2200 Peerless Road NW.