This event is a training event for men who want to learn how to preach the Gospel in the open air. Tommy Waltz of Gospel of God Ministries is the lead trainer for the three day outreach. If you have never open air preached before or want to learn specific methods of open air preaching then this event is for you.
Tommy will cover these topics:
Lesson 1 – Introduction and the history of Open Air Preaching
Lesson 2 – Fundamentals of Open Air Preaching and Open Air Dialogue
Lesson 3 – Common Objections A
Lesson 4 – Common Objections B
Lessons 5 – Dealing With Police Officers
Lessons 6 – Importance of Personal Holiness
Lesson 7 – The Engine of Prayer
Lesson 8 – How to Disciple Evangelist and People in Evangelism
Lesson 9 – The Benefit of being a Church Member and Submit to Church Leadership
Lesson 10 – What Tools to Use During Open Air Preaching
The practical ministry training will be conducted at the Coca-Cola 600 event held in downtown Charlotte, NC. The official name of the event is Speed Street.
Location of Event: Charlotte, NC
Event Leader: Tommy Waltz
- Thursday: Arrive by 10:00 AM. Then the day consists of: teaching – Lesson #1; ministry – six hours of evangelism and practical application of Tommy’s teaching at Speed Street; teaching – Lesson #2.
- Friday: The day begins at 7:00 AM with prayer and breakfast. Then teaching – Lessons #3 & #4 ministry – six hours of evangelism and practical application of Tommy’s teaching at Speed Street, teaching Lessons #5 & #6.
- Saturday: The day begins at 7:00 AM with Prayer and breakfast. Then teaching – Lessons #7 & #8, ministry – six hours of evangelism and practical application of Tommy’s teaching at Speed Street, teaching Lessons #9 & #10. The day concludes at 7:00 PM.
Accommodations: Best Western 242 E Woodlawn Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28217. Two men to a room.
Meals: breakfast is served at the hotel Friday and Saturday. Lunch and dinner are on your own during the training.
Airport pick up: You will be picked up if you fly into Charlotte. Simply email Hannah your itinerary at: email@example.com
Speakers: Tommy Waltz
Registration Information: Men only. Limited to sixteen total.
Cost: $150. Includes accommodations, breakfast on Friday and Saturday and transportation on the light rail to and from our destination. You can make payments here: Coca-Cola 600 Payment.
Next Step: Register by clicking on the SFOI logo below. Once you register and are approved you will receive further information including but not limited to an event waiver and payment information. You will also be asked to submit a bio and picture to be posted on the event pages.
Questions about how SFOI works: If you have not previously participated in an SFOI outreach then visit these pages to help you understand the work of the ministry: SFOI Distinctives; the goal of SFOI; what to expect at an SFOI event; SFOI Vision and Mission statements; Registering for an event.
Coca-Cola 600 Evangelists
Bill Adams – Chattanooga, TN
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 29 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 four children. He is a commissioned evangelist of the Diocese of the Central States of the Reformed Episcopal Church which is part of the Anglican Church of North America and is presently enrolled in the Masters of Theology program at Union School of Theology headquartered in Oxford, England. You can read Bill’s personal theological thoughts here: Bill Adams’ Theological Writings: Views from an Evangelist.
David Doerman – Cincinnati, OH
Dave Doerman is a Biblical evangelist in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a sinner saved by grace. I am a member of Providence Bible Fellowship in West Chester, Ohio. I host local outreaches and encourage local evangelists on my website: evangelizecincinnati.com After retiring from a 35 year career in technology sales, I am a full time lay evangelist.
My primary ministry is one-to-one evangelism at the Greyhound Bus Station and local universities including the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Miami University. I also proclaim the gospel with amplification at local sporting events and other popular venues.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I stand on the shoulders of Christian teachers including: Ray Comfort and Mark Cahill (evangelism), Frank Turek, Greg Koukl, Sean McDowell and Ravi Zacharias (apologetics), and my local church Elders along with other Reformed Christian theologians including Alistair Begg, RC Sproul, and John MacArthur. I covet your prayers for God’s power and boldness in sharing the gospel.
Jamie Hall – Myrtle Beach, SC
My name is James Hall. I’m from myrtle beach, south Carolina. I’m 6’10” tall. I started a company of my own last year. It’s call Praise The Lord Paracord. I work for a company called IGA, as a Custodian. I am also a Street Preacher for The 5 Solas Outreach Ministry. We evangelize around or area and neighboring states. Been evolved in Super Bowl Outreach. And it wouldn’t have been possible without Jesus Christ.
Stephen Morris – Raleigh, NC
Thank God for Jesus! I go by Stephen Morris, and I’m thankful for God’s grace that has brought me into His family as His son by Jesus’ blood and resurrection! I made a profession of salvation at age 5, but doubt and sinful living were consistent during my childhood and adolescent years. Many times when troubled about my eternal life/death, I prayed for salvation. There still remained doubting, and when I hit puberty, my bent toward sin grew. At age 15, while with my family at a revival, camp meeting in Georgia, my brother Samuel asked my dad, “How can I know I’m saved?” In that moment the Spirit began deep conviction in my life, and 2 days later as my dad preached on “Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift” the LORD God called me to Himself and saved me!
The doubting returned that same evening I was saved and the rest of the summer was heavy with spiritual struggle. The Lord testified through His Spirit in my life that I was born again by my changing heart and ways, even though sin still messed me up and disobedience to Jesus as the Lord of all of me hindered my growth in grace.
Since the Lord Jesus revived a heart that wants to know and follow Him about 4 years ago, He has grown me in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. His uniting me to His church by my fellowship with His church at Imago Dei Church here where I live in Raleigh, NC has blessed my soul. I was baptized there on Easter Sunday 2013 and have been a member since Fall of that same year. By the edifying of my church and the Holy Spirit, God the LORD has deepened my love to my Savior and my love to my neighbors. My prayer is “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Seth Richardson – Rougemont, NC
Seth Richardson is a husband and father of 3 from Durham North Carolina. He works full time in the field of Network Security but his heart is Evangelism and he desires to make that his vocation.
Seth was raised in the umbrella of the Watchtower Society and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1997. Seth served as a faithful teacher and Evangelist for the Watchtower for 17 years until witnessing certain events within the organization led him to question the Watchtower claim to authority among other doctrines. In December 2013, Seth stepped down from his role in the organization and formally dissociated himself. After a few months, Seth heard a full and clear presentation of the Gospel by Todd Ellis of Make Sure Ministries in a Youtube video which led him to repent and put his trust in Christ. Seth contacted Todd and Betty Ellis who conducted a Bible study with Seth and his family weekly for several months by phone until Seth and his family came under the discipleship of First Baptist Church of Durham North Carolina. Seth and his wife Linda were baptized August 10, 2014.
Seth became active in street evangelism and open air preaching in the fall 2015 and shares in this work on a weekly basis in Durham and Raleigh North Carolina. Seth is currently being discipled in Evangelism by Tommy Waltz and Gospel of God Ministries.
Chris Teal – Dillsburg, PA
My name is Chris Teal. I am 36-year-old living in Dillsburg, PA. I have been married for eight years to my beautiful wife Melissa and we have two boys with a third on the way. I work for the Department of Defense. I came to know Jesus Christ after returning from having spent two tours in Iraq for the U.S Army. Coming home I hooked up with a healthy church, which is where I also met my wife Melissa. I have had a recent burden for reaching the lost. I had reached out to Tommy Waltz and have had nine weeks of discipleship training with him through a program he offers. Tommy had relayed me to Bill Adams and now I have had chances to talk to Bill and he encouraged me to go out and profess Christ in my local city. I am really looking forward to this upcoming Super Bowl trip to be amongst fellow brothers in Christ and to lift up our Lord and Savior to football fans.
Tommy Waltz – Raleigh, NC
I grew up in a family with no religious background. The leaders in my life were alcoholics and loved pornography, so this was my influence. I was born a twin. While I was in the womb, my position did not allow my right side to develop properly. I entered the world partially paralyzed and developed a speech impediment when I started talking. In the fourth grade I was diagnosed with a learning and reading disability. I was picked on a lot in school and was told that I was slow and dumb. During my late teenage years my father told me that I was not going to work on his farm because of my slow comprehension. I found work in Columbia, South Carolina as a personal trainer and my idol became my body. I also joined several rock bands. With my last band we produced a CD and toured the Southeast. This life was from the pits of hell. The longer I lived, the more I hated my life. I had no purpose, no meaning, and no direction.
At the age of twenty-three, a lady invited me to a play on the life of Jesus. It explained His life from birth to His resurrection. This was the start of the whole transformation. I didn’t give my life to Christ that night. I continued running for a year. As I read God’s word, deeper conviction of sin grew. I was on the verge of taking my life, but through God’s grace He spared my life. The night I was going to take my life I found a card in my room from a person that reminded me of Jesus’ love for me. Turning to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, I repented and placed my faith in Jesus that night in my room. My view of life is simple – Jesus died and came out of the grave for me, so I have to live for Him.
My Jesus found me broken on my bedroom floor not wanting to live anymore. Oh, how can I not share His Glorious Name? He has taken a slow, crippled boy off a farm in South Carolina and given him new life. I type this with tears in my eyes. I am a man who is blessed beyond measure with an amazing wife who has believed in me from day one and three amazing girls.
May we all boast together in what Jesus Christ has done in all of our lives. We serve an amazing God. He saved us and now He deserves our entire lives.
I have had the opportunity to lead a ministry called Gospel of God Ministries since 2009. GGM preaches and teaches the Gospel until faith becomes action.
The faith has a twofold action. First, it is pulling the unbeliever into the kingdom through repentance and faith in Jesus. Second, it is pushing the believer out into the world to share their faith. Find out more at http://www.gospelgm.com
This will be my fifth SBO with New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, and San Francisco under my belt by God’s grace. I look forward to leading my team alongside the other leaders at next year’s SBO. Go and proclaim the Gospel to see a life transformed!
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
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