Open-Air Preaching

“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15

“Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled”

Luke 14:23

“Proclaim all these words in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them”

Jeremiah 11:6



Interview on Open-Air Preaching, 9 min., Rev. McCurley shows that open-air preaching is Biblical and answers some questions about it.

Rev. Rob McCurley Preaching on the Street, 24 min.



A Street Preacher’s Diary

The Chronicles, being the street preaching diary of Rev. Travis Fentiman, with various pictures and videos 




Spurgeon, Charles – Open Air Preaching: a Sketch of its History and Remarks Thereon, 30 paragraphs

Spurgeon, in his characteristic style, shows open-air preaching to be throughout scripture and the best of church history.  He also gives some reasons for it along with a few pointers.

Murray, John & Cummings, Calvin – ‘The Open-Air Meeting’  1954  18 paragraphs, being ch. 6 of Biblical Evangelism Today: A Symposium, by the Committee on Christian Education of the OPC




Taylor, William – Seven Years Street Preaching in San Francisco California, Embracing Incidents, Triumphant Death Scenes, etc.  1857  394 pp.

Flockhart, Robert – The Street Preacher: being the Autobiography of R. Flockhart  1858  170 pp.  ed. Thomas Guthrie of the Free Church of Scotland




Travis multitudes middle

Rev. Travis Fentiman preaching to the multitudes, Matt 9:36


McCurley preaching SaturdayRev. Rob McCurley preaching the gospel to every creature




“No sort of defense is needed for preaching out-of-doors; but it would need very potent arguments to prove that a man had done his duty who has never preached beyond the walls of his meeting-house.”

Charles Spurgeon

“Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words… Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”

Acts 2:14,21





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