The One Minute Gospel: Gavin MacLeod (from The Love Boat!)


This will be a new event at the beginning of the week: a featured person giving the Gospel in about sixty seconds.

Over the next several weeks I will  have prominent Christian speakers doing their best to give a concise Gospel message. After that, I’d love to hear you do it. All you have to do is film yourself giving a one minute Gospel message and send the link to my email:

Why a one minute Gospel? People these days are on the move. It’s good to get a quick message out than none at all. Of course, you want to be friendly and considerate when explaining life and death in a Starbucks line as you pay for your coffee, or as you pick up a kid’s meal at Mickey D’s. The possibilities are endless!

Here’s Gavin MacLeod giving his Gospel message! Remember him, your Captain from that old 70’s show, The Love Boat (1977-1986), and for those who are a little bit older, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)? He played Murray Slaughter.

How did he do? What did he leave out? What would you have said to make the Gospel clearer?


  1. I used to attend the same church that mr. macleod did. i don’t by any means judge his sincerity to his relationship with Christ but, i do know that the church he attends is extremely non excistent to the Gospel message. I don’t ever remember the word SIN in their sermons. As you heard, he left a whole lot of the the Good News!

    Did you recap w/Gavin? Hope you did!

  2. Is Gavin McLeod any relation to Duncan McLeod?

  3. Wow, that’s great to hear! I did not know he was born again. that made my day!

    Thanks for the post.

  4. No death, burial, resurrection of Christ = another gospel.

  5. Finding it very hard to accept that anyone who understands and believes the content of 1 Cor 15:3-4 is the power of God unto salvation could fail to share it in TEN seconds, much less 60.

    But if a person has believed the crossless “accept Jesus” false gospel (as was always preached on TBN, probably still is) then it makes sense.

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