“I evaluate many organizations by: 'Do they have compassion?' 'Is their message Jesus?,' and 'Do they train and multiply?'."
      “I'm so thankful for Oasis, 'cause they’re doing it right. They're doing a biblical model.” —Josh McDowell


Ted Lyke


Director Training Events


Ted Lyke is partnering with Evangelist Tom Elie and Oasis World Ministries in reaching for 40 Million decisions for Christ as he shares his faith and helps others do the same through the Five Star Evangelism seminar training the ONE MINUTE WITNESS tool.

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View/save Ted's Brochure, click/tap photoBorn and raised in Minnesota, Ted committed his life to the Lord at Jesus People Church in Minneapolis MN, 1976. He joined the pastoral staff in 1979, where he served as a National Crusade Director for Roger Vann Ministries, and he was ordained in 1980.

In 1980-82, directing crusades took on an International perspective, first with Roger Vann Ministries, and then in 1982 with Nicky Cruz Outreach. From 1979-82, nearly 180,000 persons made decision for Christ in crusades Ted supported or directed in countries including USA, Canada, Mexico Central America, Africa, the Philippians and India.

In 1983, Ted Lyke and Mark Anderson (YWAM) founded the Camden Church in North Minneapolis, MN. It quickly grew to 400 persons, and many local and international evangelistic outreaches where completed.

In 1985, Ted and his family moved to Colorado Springs Colorado where he spent 14 years as a Lay Minister. Ted also served two Christian schools boards (President; Chairman of Fundraising), served as a church Elder, Men’s Bible study leader. Additionally, Ted seved the board for a Contemporary Christian radio station in concert promotions and even evangelism outreach in a secular, teenage dance club.

In November of 1999, as empty nesters, Ted and his wife Nancy moved to Florida and joined Christian Life Fellowship Church (CLF) in Cape Coral, Florida, where he served as an Elder and Missions Pastor.

2011 was a year of divine change for Ted's life and ministry in three ways:

-First, after serving on the Board of the Christian Outreach of Southwest Florida (COSWFL) for 7 years, Ted became the President of the COSWFL Board.
 -Second, after 10 years at Christain Life Fellowship, Ted resigned from the church board to pursue the world evangelism calling that the Lord was again stirring in his heart.

-Third, that same year Ted was reunited with Evangelist Tom Elie and Oasis World Ministries.

As Tom and Ted began Five Star Evangelism training the ONE MINUTE WITNESS tool to the regional Pastors, Evangelists and Teachers in the city of Jeremie Haiti, it resulted in an invitation from the President of the Association of Protestant churches of Haiti. Many doors opened as they were invited to come and train every Pastor in Haiti (10,000) with the seminar and the ONE MINUTE WITNESS tool.

From that starting point, the call to train whole nations was born and the goal to see 40 Million people being led to Christ in a decade was born. As of 2015, we are currently training ministry leaders in 17 countries with a goal to train in 50 countries by 2020.

We clearly see that by following the biblical directives of Eph 4:11-13, training the ministry leaders of countries to train their congregations, to share their faith in the market place daily, and by making disciples (2 Tim 2:2) who make disciples, who make disciples... the goal will be reached. Pray with us for visionary partners who will help send us and spiritual trainers who will join with us, helping to train more nations.

Ted has been married to his wife Nancy for 44 years; they have three adult children who all love God and want to serve people with their lives.