On November 10, 1970, Judge Milford Anness, an original founder, walked into the courthouse in Columbus, Indiana, and left carrying the official incorporation documents for the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism. The vision for FAME actually began years earlier, in the heart of Dr. Dennis Pruett, who foresaw a medical mission organization that would reach around the world.
FAME’s first mission project was in India with missionary, Art Morris. Dr. Pruett and Judge Anness visited Madrapakkam and agreed to build a hospital, principally for the 35,000 lepers in south India. Dr. Bob Reeves joined FAME as its Executive Director, to complete that project and help find the funding needed to build and equip the hospital.
Bob served FAME until his death in 1999. During his two decades of leadership, FAME grew from struggling to build one hospital in India, to an organization that helped build 70 facilities in 29 countries around the world – hospitals, clinics, feeding centers, church buildings, housing for medical staff, and mobile medical units. During Bob’s last year of life, FAME saw a new church planted somewhere in the world every other day, and over 10,000 people came to Christ.
To be a Global Leader in evangelism through healthcare.
Evangelism – Taking Christ to the unreached and underserved by integrating spiritual and physical healing.
Compassion – Providing medical supplies and facilities for the developing world.
Empowerment – Training and encouraging nationals to become healthcare providers and educators
Sustainability – Promoting health through disease prevention and community development
Partnership – Creating relationships with missionaries and indigenous churches in medical evangelism
FAME - What We Do
Our core activities:
Supporting sustainable (healthcare) projects
Sending medical supplies and medicine
Mobilizing short term trips