teaching a Young Adult Sunday School Class in 1983, Randy Davis began to
visualize how artistry could be used along with Bible teaching to convey
spiritual truths. Although he has had no formal training, Randy grew up
with an interest in art. After gaining some basic knowledge of chalk artistry
through a workshop he attended in Michigan, Randy purchased some supplies
and began experimenting with different methods and techniques of communicating
the Gospel. On Easter Sunday night in 1984, he was asked to do a presentation
at his home church. The response was overwhelming, in fact, he received
2 invitations that night to speak and draw at other churches.
1987, Randy founded "Drawing Closer Ministries" and began traveling to
various churches throughout the mid-western United States. The combination
of visual Bible teaching, chalk artistry, and music proved to be so powerful
and effective that after much thought and prayer Randy went into full time
ministry in 1989. The ministry has grown and expanded each year since then.
Randy is now contacted by hundreds of churches throughout America and has
had numerous requests from foreign countries.
purpose of Drawing Closer Ministries is to convey the Gospel message of
Jesus Christ along with numerous other Bible principles to people throughout
America and the world. Our aim is to serve and encourage local churches
and Pastors by providing them a different and unique alternative for Sunday
Church Services, Revivals, Bible Conferences, Evangelistic Crusades, Banquets
and other special church events. Our goal in visually communicating the
truth of scripture is to see men and women, boys and girls 'draw closer'
to the Lord Jesus Christ. We praise God for the many people who have accepted
Jesus Christ personally as their Savior and Lord through this ministry
as well as the scores of Christian people who have re-dedicated their lives
As a general
rule, Randy attempts to share a blend of material that will relate and
apply to Non-Christian people as well as believers. This seminar-style
blend of evangelism and discipleship has proven to be extremely effective
in advancing the cause of Christ.