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Kentucky Derby ’16

The annual Kentucky Derby weekend is scheduled for May 6 – 7. SFOI has been at the last ten Derby’s and Lord willing plans to be in Louisville, KY in 2016.

Ministry dates: May 5 – 8.

Accommodations:  Cedar Ridge Camp.

Speakers: Dr. Tom Schreiner.

Cost: $130. Includes accommodations and transportation to and from Churchill Downs.

Pictures from last year: Derby ’15.

Schedule

May 5

Noon – 5:00: Registration

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner on your own.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dr. Tom Schreiner. The James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology; Associate Dean of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Schreiner’s topic is: “The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law”. Here is an excellent article on Dr. Schreiner being both a pastor and scholar:  “Can I be both a Pastor and a Scholar”.

May 6

6:00 AM – 6:50 AM: Prayer

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Travel to Churchill Downs

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Churchill Downs Ministry.

May 7

6:00 AM – 6:50 AM: Prayer

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Travel to Churchill Downs

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Churchill Downs Ministry.

May 8

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Prayer

8:00 AM: Depart for home.

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Outreach Team:

Bill Adams – Atlanta, GA

Bill Adams

Bill Adams was raised in the church, Baptist and Methodist, and has never in his life not known of or considered God in his life.In 1988 upon graduation from Belmont University’s Masters in Business program the Lord personally entered Bill’s life and called Bill to follow Him. That began a 27 year journey of following Jesus Christ and growing in the grace and knowledge of Him.

In 1995 the Lord called Bill to begin to go into the highways and hedges to preach the Word and in 2000 Bill became a full-time evangelist.

In the early years Bill preached at seemingly every concert, sporting event, parade and festival in Atlanta and simultaneously the Lord led him to travel to major sporting events like the Super Bowl, Final Four and Olympics to preach.

In 2007 Sports Fan Outreach [SFOI] was born as an effort to bring more Saints with him to preach at these sporting events and now through the SFOI George Whitefield program Bill is seeking men who believed they are called into full-time evangelism to join him to saturate the Western World with the Gospel.

Over the years millions of souls throughout the Western World have heard the Word through Bill’s preaching and the great delight of his life is knowing and preaching Jesus Christ crucified.

Bill is married and has three children. He is a commissioned evangelist of the Diocese of the South of the Anglican Church of North America, is a member of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA and is presently enrolled in the Masters of Theology program at Wales Evangelical School of Theology [WEST]. You can read Bill’s frequent theological thoughts at his blog: Anglican Evangelist.


Adam Cutshaw – Manchester, TN

Adam Cutshaw

Adam Cutshaw is an unworthy slave of Christ and knows obedience to God’s commands is merely doing what an unworthy slave should do (Luke 17:10). Adam was raised in a Christian fundamentalist home and made multiple false professions of faith throughout his life. For several years during and after college God brought much sadness, despair and a sense of guilt that continued to cause conviction of sins and a reality of being lost. After several years of searching, God graciously revealed to Adam the truths and realities found in the Doctrines of Grace. Adam began to understand even the faith to believe in Jesus for salvation was a gift of God (Eph. 2:8). One morning while alone and under the moving of the Holy Spirit, Adam cried out to God for salvation and God graciously saved a self-righteous, unworthy sinner. Adam is married to his wife of nine years, Whitney and has a daughter Karaline (4) and a son Kalel (2). He has been a city police officer, a semi-professional football player, a body guard and diamond transporter, a federal government security contractor and is currently a Master Barber. Adam is on an “elder track” in his local church, is enrolled in Ekklesia Theological Seminary, is currently teaching through the book of Hebrews to the adult Sunday School and teaches/preaches weekly at the government housing projects in his home town. Adam and his family live in southern middle Tennessee on the banks of the Duck River. Adam desires to be used by God however God directs.


Dan Davis – Seymour, WI

Dan Davis

Saved by the hand of God shortly after my wife was saved some 21 yrs ago now.  We have been married for 24 years and have had one daughter who’s recently married to a godly young man.  I’ve worked for Wisconsin in the highway department for about 20 years and now serve in the area of roadway maintenance.  I currently serve in our new local home fellowship “Word from the Barn” as the Life Events Deacon for the last 3yrs.   I’ve been sharing my faith through testimony and tracts for about 20 years but only 3 years of experience in open air preaching.  I’m looking forward to laboring alongside my fellow brothers and sisters in the faith in a much larger venue SBO 16 and declaring the Glorious Gospel of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Steven Ely – Newnan, GA

Steven Ely

My name is Steven Ely, I’m 25, I’ve been married to my wife Summer for a little over three years. We have one 2 year old son, Greyson, and one more on the way, Asher. I’m nobody special, but the Lord has done an amazing work by saving me through the shed blood of Christ Jesus. I wasn’t raised in a Christian home, but we went to Catholic church on some holidays. I was saved at the age of 16 after the bold witness of my high school art teacher, who brought me to a good solid church and personally discipled me before and after school. Soon after being saved, the Lord put the burden to witness and evangelize on my shoulders. Since then, I’ve been doing all that I could think of to share the glorious gospel of Christ to my coworkers, peers, friends, cashiers, and anyone else that I could build a relationship with in order to do “friendship evangelism”, but then I met Lady Wisdom in Psalm 1:20 and George Whitefield. God then opened my mind to the biblical wisdom of street preaching. So, now I have started preaching the good news of the Good Savior and Lord Jesus Christ in from of my local abortion mill and some other random places with faithful brother. I hope all that come into contact with me forget my name, but may they never leave my presence without remembering the beautiful name of Jesus, the only name by which man can be saved.


Ricky Gantz – Elyria, OH

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If I was to start from the beginning I would probably need more then one page. I grew up in Church from a very young age and continued to attend until I was in my last few years of high school and my family pretty much stopped attending. In my life there was never a true change, no transformation, I had no salvation whatsoever. I was trusting in the sinners prayer I said a few times in youth ministries and a Christian camp, not trusting in Christ! I spent nine years in the Army living just like the rest of the world but all the while believing myself to be a Christian, even had it on my dog tags. Once I came home from the Army I tried to attend Church every so often but mostly because my daughter was playing basketball in a league the Church sponsored. Plus I was playing basketball with the men from that same Church which also was a reason I would attend but not because I was born again, rather for the activity of playing basketball. It wasn’t until I was 32 years old at three o’clock in the morning when the Lord brought me to my knees, broken over my sins against a holy and just God. The Lord brought me to repentance and faith in His Son Jesus Christ and from that day my desires changed. I was and am a new creation, the old has passed away all things become new. 

My desires changed and I wanted to know more and more about Jesus Christ, so I listened to so many sermons to hear God’s Word preached, also listening to Christian audio books, lectures and the Audio Bible. Just wanted and desiring to know more and more about the things of the Lord. Also from the very beginning of my conversion, I was sharing the Gospel with everyone in my family and friends. I didn’t know much in the beginning but what I did know I shared it with others and as I began to learn more from the reading and preaching of God’s Word that to I would share with my family. Facebook had been around for sometime and I refused to get one but when my brother was going back to Iraq for his second time I created a Facebook account to stay in contact while he was away. Once I was on Facebook and reconnecting with people I went to highschool with as well as Army buddies, and many other people I really don’t know so well but have connected with. So I began to use Facebook as a place to also do ministry. Sharing verses, sermons and biblical messages on my page. Even getting into many “online debates” over the evidence of God being true or is scripture reliable, also calling out false teachers. Which eventually I was booted from Facebook. They allowed me to get my page back but then again I was blocked, reported for hate speech because of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And so that became the beginning of what is now called G220 Ministries. Initially I was just starting a Facebook page to promote and share the Gospel under the name of Disciple-Making Ministries, the more I began to be out witnessing and through the internet, I was able to meet many other brothers and sisters who were also compassionate about sharing the Gospel and as things started to go the ministry began doing more. 

At the beginning of 2014 my friend Chris and I began a Christian internet radio show called Berean Boys Radio, which lasted for two months. We had to break away from the show due to my friend having many other ministry obligations to handle. So that became the beginning of G220 Radio. A Christian internet radio show that deals with a wide range of topics from a Christian worldview. It has been a blessing to be able to run G220 Radio and all the wonderful guests that have been on to share their wisdom and knowledge from the Word of God on different issues. Also during this time of running G220 there have been opportunities to attend conferences and meet many more good brothers and sisters in Christ. Also during this time I wanted to condense the things I was doing ministry wise into one single ministry. And that is when I changed the name of Disciple-Making Ministries to G220 Ministries. 

My prayer and hope in all of this is that The LORD BE GLORIFIED through the ministry and radio show. I would never claim to be an expert or assume I have everything all figured out. The Christian life is a process of continued growth, being conformed more and more to the image of Christ Jesus, as we await the Glorious return of our KING of kings and LORD of lords. 

G220 Ministries is here to, by God’s sovereign grace see those who are lost come to faith in Jesus Christ, and to help and assist believers in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace and Peace
Ricky Gantz
SOLI DEO GLORIA


Bobby McCreery – Athens, GA

Bobby McCreery

Bobby is the husband of an excellent, devoted, and prayerful wife and father of three wonderful daughters and one son. Bobby was raised in a Christian home, and around age 8 prayed a “sinner’s prayer” and was told if he meant it then he was saved and would always be saved.  He walked in darkness loving his sin for over 20 years until God granted him true repentance and faith and made him a new creation in Christ in January of 2009.  Glory to God alone!

Bobby attended Living Waters’ Ambassador’s Academy in August 2009 and is also grateful to God for the mentoring he has received from experienced evangelists around the world.  This will be his sixth Super Bowl Outreach and fourth as a team leader.  He has also had the privilege of speaking  and/or leading outreach teams at events like Jeremiah Cry’s Herald Society and East Coast Tours, The Kentucky Derby, Fall for Greenville, London’s 2012 Summer Olympics, and Wimbledon 2013 to name a few.

Bobby is the founder of To the End of the Earth ministries and left his secular job to respond to the Lord’s call to full-time evangelistic service in January 2011.

His main mission field is Athens, GA, where he preaches on the campus of the University of Georgia, in downtown Athens, at a nearby abortion clinic, and anywhere else people can be found.

He is an ordained gospel minister and deacon at Cleveland Road Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist congregation, and holds to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.

His great desire is to by the grace of God is to honor Christ by loving his wife and children first while serving, encouraging, and equipping the local church.  He also prays that God would be pleased to revive and awaken the city of Athens, GA and the University of Georgia.  Bobby also serves on the staff of Jeremiah Cry Ministries and works closely with Sports Fan Outreach International and Revival USA.  Contact Bobby via email at bobby@totheendoftheearth.org


Jason McGough – Loris, SC

Jason McGough

My name is Jason McGough. I am from Loris, SC. I have been married for 10 years to my lovely bride Missy. I have 3 children. Morgan (17), Jayce (8) and Lillie (5). Lord willing this June I will be welcoming another child. (Knox) I am a Co-leader in a ministry group called the www.fivesolasoutreachministry.com. We typically meet once a month for various outreaches including abortion clinics, festivals and college campuses in our local area. I also have the opportunity to preach 1 to 2 times a week in a small busy downtown area nearby my workplace with my brother Jamie Hall during my lunch break.

This will be my 2nd Kentucky Derby. I also have had the pleasure to labor with SFOI during the 3 previous Superbowl outreaches and the dogwood festival in the past. Lord willing, I am looking forward to this year’s Derby to be able to have fellowship with the saints who will be attending, and labor with them to reach the lost with the heralding of the Gospel.


Heath Pucel –  Green Bay, WI

Heath Pucel

My name is Heath Pucel. I’ve been married 12 years a wonderful wife who keeps me humble. I live in Green Bay Wisconsin, and I’m a trainer for a large health insurance company. The Lord graciously granted me repentance unto salvation and from my false conversion in 2004 when I was praying in my naivety for how to share my faith biblically. I had attended a lot of witnessing training in the past but it was more lifestyle evangelism; but in 2004, not only did he show me how, He also brought me to repentance in faith through the ministry of Living Waters. Since then, I’ve had a desire and burden to share the Gospel in Green Bay, around the country and abroad. My past experience with evangelism has opened up opportunities for me to attend outings such as: 2008 Ambassadors Academy #3, the 2012 ,2013, 2015 & 2016 Super Bowl Outreaches, 2013 and 2014 Kentucky Derby Outreaches, OAC SET 2012 and 2013. The Sweet Auburn Festival, ministry at ASU, UW Stevens Point and Madison campuses and numerous local events such as Walleye weekend, Wisconsin State Fair, Jehovah’s Witness conventions, and Green Bay Packer Games. God has given me the privilege to meet up with faithful saints locally and across the country to labor and minister His word in the open air and all praise, glory and honor to His name.


Joshua Richards – Columbus, OH

Joshua Richards

My name is Joshua Richards. I am 29 years old and I live in Columbus, Ohio.  The goodness of Jesus led me to repent of my sin and trust in Him alone for forgiveness at age 6.  I have had quite a Spiritual journey, involving many struggles with sin and self, doubting my eternal standing with God, and church hopping, among other things.  I’m far from perfect, and I thank God for His sovereign grace and loving heart to save a wretch like me and encourage me with His eternal Word!  My favorite verse is Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.” (KJV)  I attend Linworth Baptist Church in Worthington, Ohio, where I sing in the adult choir and serve as an Awana leader.  The Lord has given me a burden for the untold millions who are dying without a Savior, so I began to pursue full-time evangelism last year after leaving my job of ten years.

I have been involved in many local outreaches at fairs, festivals, college campuses, statehouses, bars, street corners, malls, grocery stores, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, a cemetery, a local abortion clinic, and at Ohio State college football games.  Besides Ohio, I have shared the Gospel in eight different states and Mexico.  When I’m not doing outreaches, I enjoy playing and listening to music, going for long walks, and spending time with friends and family.
I am very excited to be attending my first ever Super Bowl Outreach! I am grateful for having met Michael Coughlin at Ohio Fire in 2014, who invited me on this adventure and has been one of many people God has used to help me draw closer to Him.  My primary goal for this trip and afterwards is to love God, love people, and share Christ MORE!


Steven Stanley – Morehead, KY

Steven Stanley

My name is Steven Stanley and I live in Morehead KY with my wife and two sons. I have worked in the operating room for 18 yrs.

I was saved late in life and was a false convert for about 2 years before God granted me genuine repentance and faith and He immediately placed a burden on my heart for the lost. Over the last 6 years I have grown by God’s grace in my evangelism endeavors from at first being terrified to hand someone a tract to now open air proclamation of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!

I have attended the Super Bowl Outreaches in New Orleans, New York, Phoenix and also the last three KY Derby Outreaches.  I live in a college town so I try to make it to campus to open air preach and hand out Gospel tracts as much as my work schedule will allow. If I can get a Thursday or Friday off work I also travel to Lexington, KY for abortion clinic ministry.

It is a privilege and honor to preach Christ and Him crucified and I look forward to laboring with my brothers and sisters in the Lord! SDG!


Ivan Town – Allen Park, MI

Ivan Town

My name is Ivan and I live in Michigan near Detroit.  I was born in a much more rural section of the state eventually got my BS in computer science.  But don’t think I’m a math pro – I had to make up for serious slacking by summer classes, a 5th year and tons of grace. (that I was unaware of at the time)

I got married and we moved to Maine for her med school adventure.  It’s a beautiful place.  Be sure to stop through there if you can.  In Maine I was hired by my current employer.  I mostly do website programming.  They even let me work from home now that I’ve had to move away!  It’s been a tremendous blessing from the Lord to have this job which I love.

Our first son was born in Maine and our daughter was born while in residence in Quincy, Illinois.

All that time, I thought that I was a Christian.  I had no idea how ignorant and foolish I was.  During a difficult marital time, the Lord opened my eyes and commandeered my life.  Romans 8:28 burned it’s reality into my soul soon after.  Although my marriage dissolved, our Master was leading me somewhere I never imagined.

I thank and praise the Lord for transforming an introvert like me into someone who is completely willing to be a fool for Christ.  As it seems to be our Lord’s custom, He continued to astound me by raising up some like-minded evangelism crazies like me at my church!

I’m grateful to be able to serve the body as a foot.  I’m so happy to be saved from myself.  I pray that I’m able to love Jesus more by loving his church.  I look forward to spending time with you in service to our Captain.


Dennis Vance –  Springfield, MO

Dennis at Route 66 Website Pic

I am Dennis Vance and I live in Springfield, MO. God has blessed me with my godly wife – Polly. I grew up going to church and I said the sinner’s prayer when I was 11 years old. But there was no change in my life after I asked Jesus to save me. I lived as a false convert for the next 33 years until God graciously saved me while reading the Bible in the Fall of 2007. He convicted me with Matthew 7:21-23 and then He converted me with Romans 8:1 when He revealed to me that for all those years I had still lived in the flesh instead of walking with Christ in the Spirit. Immediately I repented and put my faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Thank You Lord for saving me!

Then in the beginning of 2009 God convicted me that I needed to share my faith in Jesus with others. I didn’t know how to share the Gospel until a Christian co-worker loaned me the first season of Way of the Master and after the second episode I was on the phone ordering tracts. I’ve been street witnessing ever since. There is no greater privilege or honor than lifting up the name of Jesus Christ in the open-air. My hope and prayer is that God will allow me to do this kingdom work until the day I die.

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