George Verwer Obituary, Death – A tremendously influential figure in the field of evangelism has recently gone away. Yesterday marked the passing of George Verwer, who was known as an evangelist and founded one of the largest Christian missions organizations in the world known as Operation Mobilization (OM). I’ve never met anyone who managed their time as well as he did; he would preach the Good News numerous times per day practically every single day in a different location around the world.
After George’s next-door neighbor, Dorothea Clapp, gave him a copy of the book of John from the Bible and added him to her prayer list, which she referred to as her “Holy Ghost hit list,” he experienced a dramatic change in his life. Then, when George was 16 years old, he gave his life to Christ in a meeting in Madison Square Garden that was being led by my father Billy Graham. Does praying work? You bet it does! George was a great testimony for Christ, and it is stated that within a year, two hundred of his classmates had become Christians.
George’s desire for seeing souls saved never waned, and as a result, he was able to see a significant number of people come to faith in Christ. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is continuing to spread throughout the world as a result of Operation Mobilization. I have spent time with him on multiple occasions, and I will never forget how much I loved the fact that he brought his father with him when he visited me in Boone many years ago. God made mighty use of George Verwer, and he will be missed by many people because of it.