Summer Speaker Series — Foltz to speak July 16

Jul 02, 2014
Photo by: Donated SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES — T.J. Foltz will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Long's Chapel.

The second speaker in the Long’s Chapel UMC Summer Speaker Series will be T.J. Foltz, youth pastor, adjunct professor and founder of Humankind Water. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the church, located at 133 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville.

Learn about how Humankind Water has defied all odds in the bottled water industry.

Foltz is an international speaker who communicates clear, simple biblical truths to students and adults alike. He will tell the story of how a handful of former youth pastors have become social entrepreneurs in finding a way to use water and compassion to save children’s lives.

Humankind Water entered and won a national Wal-Mart completion, receiving more votes than any of the other 4,000 products to earn a place on the shelves at Wal-Mart.  Humankind Water gives 100 percent of its net profits to fund wells and filtration systems in parts of the world where children are literally dying for lack of clean water.

After serving as youth pastor at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania, Foltz was an adjunct professor in the youth ministry department at Eastern College. His greatest gift in ministry is his ability to communicate. He strongly believes that humor helps people to understand what’s really important. Foltz has two sons and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Summer Speaker Series at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church is an opportunity for Western North Carolina to hear nationally and internationally recognized speakers. These outstanding pastors, theologians and youth leaders will bring insights that will education, inspire and challenge. They represent a broad spectrum of leaders who are making a difference in churches, schools and the world.

The series, sponsored by the Generous Living Team at Long’s Chapel, is designed to help the community to grow in faith and knowledge. These speakers will encourage and equip listeners to be more active and involved in using their time and talents to make the community a better place to live. The series is free.