In October of 1978, the officers of The Foundation responded to the challenge by asking Dr. Hunter to be in conversation with Dr. Charles Kinder of the Florida Annual Conference about becoming a full time Executive Director of The Foundation.
At the April 1979 meeting of the Trustees, Charles
and Phyllis Kinder were introduced and discussed the future potential of The Foundation.
...In 1979, when Charles Kinder joined The Foundation, assets totaled $185,000.He
began to build a mailing list of donors and potential donors with the help of Harold Hermann and Ms. Lou Dozier, secretary to Dr. Denman.Dr. Kinder
launched two new programs that first year - The Denman Evangelism Awards and "Forward
" (an Evangelism Journal).The Foundation continued to support programs of The General Board of Discipleship such as the Schools of Evangelism
.In 1981, he
began a plan of four appeals a year for specific projects.
In 1982, Dr. Kinder
was led in his
devotional life to Luke 10 as an inspiration in developing "The Seventy" program where persons contribute $1,000 per year to the ministries of The Foundation.
With the encouragement of Dr. George Hunter, Dr. Kinder
began developing the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism initiative.
...Under the leadership of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Miller of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Dr. Kinder, an E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism was established at Boston University School of Theology in September of 1984.
...Dr. Kinder stepped down as President of The Foundation effective June 1989 to accept a pastoral assignment in the Florida Conference.Dr. Kinder
, assisted by Mrs. Kinder
, had increased the visibility of The Foundation and developed many of its ministries, which continue today.