“Chalk Art Made Me Listen to the Message!”

“Honey, I’m a changed man!  I’M saved, totally new inside!  I accepted Jesus as my Savior…” The man exclaimed to his fiancée in the church parking lot.  That evening R came to revival because his girlfriend told him he needed it.  He entered the building angry with himself and the world, determined not to listen, He had been to church before and knew how to tune out a preacher!


But, the artwork surprised him.  As he watched Rev. Haynes drawing, he began to listen to the Scripture and message wondering how the picture would develop. R thought, “I want to be like that Evangelist, have his joy, live a happy life with a loving family…. I want to be a changed man like the Apostle Paul.”

R began to cry during the invitation and left the building as quickly as possible after the pastor dismissed the service.  Crying in the car, his fiancée told him that he needed to go talk with the Evangelist and get right with God.  R came back in, and said through tears, “I’m Lost! I’M lost.” God used the artwork to make R hear  THE WORD of salvation!  Good News Chalk Talks…worthy of consideration in your ministry.

Learn Chalk Art in 2 Hours

Sponsor a Paint Party hosting Master Chalk Artist Dwight Haynes at your church.  This shorter version of the 6-hour course makes Chalk Art Ministry more approachable for all ages.  Dwight teaches every participant to draw a single Chalk Drawing and share it’s message in 2-hours.  Everyone goes home with their very own artwork! Possibilities include: Pre-Revival Fellowship, Youth Mixer, Senior Adult Activity, Teacher Training, Holiday/Seasonal Event….  The possibilities are endless!  Call 540-230-5782 or email Dwight@ChalkTalks.net for details.

Good News Chalk Talks

Good News Chalk Talks

Myth of the Vacationing Evangelist

The Mythical Statement:  “So, traveling in full-time evangelism must be just one big vacation for your family,” says the concerned non-supporter.

Yes, indeed, we travel to many different places (all around the globe) in these 25+ years of ministry.  Our family travels broadly in the U.S.A. Engaging all ages with the Gospel, Enriching believers with Bible teaching, and Encouraging Christian leaders.  When we arrive in one of our nearly 200/year venues, we set up chalk equipment, fellowship with church and community leaders, deal with preliminary and post-meeting paperwork and scheduling, as well as take care of a family regarding home-school and parenting.  We also maintain a home in Pulaski, Virginia, just like any other working family, in addition to maintaining an RV which gets used year-round.  Dwight must develop Bible messages and drawings according to God’s leadership which requires spending time in prayer and study.  Ann develops new music for our ministry as well as manages our missions display materials, set-up, and tear-down at each ministry location.  So, we work diligently to keep the ministry going throughout the year.

Do we see wonderful sights in our beautiful America?  Yes, traveling allows us to see and experience this remarkable country like few others can.  Our family tries to stop in small towns as well as big cities to explore the historical and contemporary educational opportunities available as we are going into all the world to preach the Gospel.  We also witness to many along the way, often praying and sharing resources with people we meet.  Amid the travels, Dwight continues to keep up with correspondence and paperwork for the ministry–a never-ending task.  And, as parents, Dwight & Ann take time with their two daughters to talk, eat meals together, and play as any parent should do.  But, we are by no means on “vacation” when traveling for ministry.  We are meeting the needs of a community, working mainly with small churches, church planters, multi-ethnic congregations, and community events and organizations to further the Good News of Jesus Christ.  And, over a third of the year is spent in local churches, camps, revivals, and VBS ministry in Southwest VIRGINIA, giving back to our home church and surrounding communities.  We maintain a relationship in supporting our local church, tithing, and working when possible locally to minister the Gospel and shine the light of home-missions.

What about VACATION?  We discovered that we do have to schedule a vacation into our calendar.  We tend to plan this during Virginia’s snowy winter season of January or February.  We are not extravagant, but we do emphasize family and find a very enjoyable venue.  This being the off-season in many areas, we can plan ahead to make very economical plans as wise stewards of our missions support.  So, we feel we are not “taking advantage” of those who sacrificially give to support our family in ministry.  Electronics and Internet are put aside for a couple of weeks so that we can just enjoy the time together wherever we choose to go.  It’s a rest, a change of pace, and a much needed break from the routine just like in anyone else’s life.

If you could see, hear, and experience a single chalk-art service, you would say as Pastor Wayne Graves said about our time in Ada, Oklahoma:  “Your Ministry has so touched our small community that we will never be the same again!”  To do that kind of ministry, we must maintain a healthy balance mentally and physically in our family.  We enjoy the work of evangelism as a full-time ministry, and God chooses to use this unique ministry for His glory to draw many to Christ.  As missionaries to America, we appreciate the support of churches and believers to keep us in ministry as a family.

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Dispelling Myths of “Creative Evangelism”


Many Christians and church leaders remain skeptical of bringing art into the pulpit.  I have been preaching for 25 years now, and using art to illustrate many of the messages for over 20 years.  I also sing and play the piano and accordion at times to further exalt God’s precious Word in a service.  All of these are tools in my ministry toolbox.  But, as an evangelist and Bible teacher, it is the simplicity of the preaching of Scripture that God uses to impact souls.  A skilled tradesman knows the usefulness of various tools for each job, and yet the consumer often sees the result with little knowledge of the tools.   Allow me to dispel a couple of myths about the tool of chalk-art in ministry:

Myth #1:  Chalk-Art Is Not Preaching

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In fact, the focus of chalk-art ministry is the teaching and preaching of God’s Word.  Some artists, like myself, talk and draw at the same time, thus the title of my ministry, “Good News Chalk Talks” (www.ChalkTalks.net).  Sometimes we play a musical background while we draw and share a Bible-centered message before or after the drawing.  Either way, chalk-art simply provides a creative and interactive illustration of the Bible message that God has placed on the heart of the evangelist, teacher, or pastor.  I personally hold two degrees, a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Religious Education, both of which emphasize the practical preaching of Scripture.  Chalk-art has become an effective tool to open doors for ministry as well as a means to interact with the audience so that the message of the Bible is remembered for years to come.  I am a preacher using the effective tool of art to interact with broad audiences.

chuck thomasMyth #2: Chalk-Art Only Appeals to Children

This pastor stated the following after we held revival services:  “Dwight Haynes blends his understanding of God’s Word and his artistic talent. His messages speak to the hearts of all ages. Dwight’s articulation of biblical truth brings Christians and seekers face-to-face with the Savior. God worked through this ministry to bring about a powerful time of refreshing and revival.”  There is no question that there is a special appeal to children, because they are often active learners.  However, we also realize that adults need more activity in learning the Word, since many a dreary eye haunts the church pew during adult Bible studies.  With Chalk-Art, people of all ages actively engage in creating the drawing in their minds, connect the message with a picture, and thus retain much more of the teaching.  In reality, chalk-art is a tremendous resource to minister to the entire church family.  Thus, the chalk-art ministry draws the church body together to receive Scripture like no other medium for times of refreshing and renewal.

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An interest in creation comes from God’s image embedded in our humanity.  Animals do not stop to watch an artist in a park, and yet humans take a keen interest in that creative action.  So, the artistic illustration of a Scriptural message that comes together in front of the observer provides a powerful tool for God to use in ministry.  May our Lord impress upon you ways to incorporate a chalk-art evangelist into your ministry.  If you would like more information, please contact me, Dwight Haynes, 540-230-5782, Dwight@ChalkTalks.net.

Host An Evangelistic Drug Prevention Night with Good News Chalk Talks

Host an Evangelistic Drug Prevention Night 

 An evangelistic DRUG PREVENTION NIGHT is a fun event sponsored by the church(es) to reach the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The DRUG PREVENTION NIGHT is designed to catch the attention of parents of elementary & middle youth in a community by appealing to their interest in keeping their children away from the destruction of a life of drug and alcohol addiction. The key to a successful evangelistic DRUG PREVENTION NIGHT is to BE INTENTIONAL!

 Our Goal at Good News Chalk Talks is to assist you by providing an effective Gospel presentation at the event through the medium of gospel Chalk-Art Ministry and to encourage you in the process of making this an effective gospel event.  We lead the children in character-building songs, bring in law-enforcement officers to show the statistics and results of lives plagued by substance abuse, have a Q/A and testimony session with a converted former drug-addict, and share a Gospel Chalk Talk to challenge youth to follow Christ for truly abundant life.

 HOW DO YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?  Call Dwight Haynes, 540-230-5782 for a planning packet.

Four Homes of the Haynes Family

Rv1993We enjoy our sweet little house in Pulaski, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. Our neighbors, friends, and family help watch out for this property when we are traveling in our second home–a spacious, 31 foot class A Motor Home. The Chevrolet Ambassador carries all of our equipment for ministry and serves as a rolling testimony of God’s gift of love in Christ. These are our physical homes on this earth.
We praise God for the churches where we attend Sunday school, assist in ministry, who provide a spiritual home for us wherever we go, including our home church in Pulaski.
Our Eternal Home in heaven, prepared by Jesus, awaits our family as ambassadors for Christ! …John 14


New Easel caters to larger venues


“Drawings Clearly Present the GOSPEL…Thank you”

Dwight D Haynes Chalk ArtistThis Fall’s packed schedule of revival ministries has brought a common comment in several places, “Your drawings and Bible-Strong messages leave no room for doubt, they clearly present the Gospel–Thank YOU!”  Our family enjoys sharing God’s Good News of Jesus Christ, now with new-to-us 1993 RV provided by our Lord.

Thank you for support & prayers as we continue on Our Savior’s Gospel Trek!  This summer 30 souls came to Christ thru ministry in 2 Revivals, 4 Mission Churches, 3 Weeks of Youth Bible Camps, 2 Vacation Bible Schools, and special church services with Gospel Chalk Art.

Our Journeys in the Eyes of a Child

“Dad, I hope we have a flat tire again this year on one of our trips, God may DSC01028have some more people for you to meet.”  I sighed and whispered a prayer, “Thank you Lord, Sara gets it.”  There are no problems, only challenges and opportunities to give God the glory.

On a more serious note, we find daily that we either serve by faith, or we stop in fear.  As a result of meeting a pastor during a flat tire in the Arizona desert in 2013, we ended up planning a ministry trip to Alabama this past November.  We set out to serve a small congregation on a love-offering basis, trusting God to provide our needs.

An open door came to minister in another town, and yet a third town before we left Alabama.  In the end, the love-offerings from those three services provided for all travel and our family needs during November.

We have many appointments for ministry in 2015 that will take us to Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and several other states along the way.  From our experience, more ministries await us beyond the ones we know.  God opens these doors; and, we plan to go to preach Christ, believing that God will provide the means.

Try Chalk-Talks for VBS and Summer Ministries

Rev. Dwight Haynes offers customized programs for your needs, and tailors chalk-talks to existing curriculum for the Bible teaching of combined age groups.