The annual Kentucky Derby weekend is scheduled for May 2 – 5. SFOI has been at the last eleven Derby’s and Lord willing plans to be in Louisville, KY in 2018. Here’s a link to Churchill Downs which holds 160,000 fans. Churchill Downs. Pictures from previous years: Derby ’15Derby ’16. Derby ’17. Derby ’18.

SFOI is looking for men who believe they are called to evangelistic work or who have a passion for souls to hear the Gospel to spend four days proclaiming the Gospel to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby  fans as they go in and out of Churchill Downs on 4th Street.

Pray now about joining Sports Fan Outreach in Louisville for three days of fellowship, teaching and ministry to the world of professional horse racing.

Location of Event: Louisville, KY

Event Leader: Bill Adams

Dates: May 2 – 5.

Ministry Schedule: 

  • Thursday: 5:00 PM Dinner; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Speakers
  • Friday: 6:00 AM Prayer; 7:00 AM depart for Churchill Downs; 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ministry at Churchill Downs.
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM Prayer; 7:00 AM depart for Churchill Downs; 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ministry at Churchill Downs.
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM Prayer. Depart for home.

Accommodations:  Cedar Ridge Camp.

Meals: Meals are not provided as part of the cost. Coffee is served at prayer time each morning, lunch is accessible at restaurants near Churchill Downs (they are in walking distance) and typically on the drive home to the Camp we stop at a restaurant or grocery store near the Camp so you can get what you want for the evening. There is a kitchen in one of the cabins where you can keep food, drinks, etc. or you can also bring a cooler for drinks and snacks.

Airport pick up: You will be picked up from the airport if you fly into Louisville. Simple email your flight itinerary to Hannah at: info@sfoi.org.

Speakers:

Dr. Tim BeougherAssociate Dean, Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry & Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Beougher’s message:  “History of evangelism and lessons we can learn from past evangelists for today”.

@tbeougher

Dr. John KlaassenAssociate Professor for Global Studies Boyce CollegeDirector of the Doctor in Missiology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

@peopleteams

Cost: $150. Includes accommodations and transportation to and from Churchill Downs. Payment link: KDO ’19.

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.

Schedule

May 2

Noon – 5:00: Registration

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

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Speaker

May 3

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 4

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 4

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Prayer

8:00 AM: Depart for home.

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Ministry Team

Bill Adams – Atlanta, GABill 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 called Bill to follow Him. That began a 30 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 a confessing evangelical Anglican based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, 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.


Adam Cutshaw – Manchester, TN

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 11 years, Whitney and has a daughter Karaline (6) and a son Kalel (4) 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 and preaching elder of Encounter Life Church.  Adam is enrolled in Ekklesia Theological Seminary, and can be found preaching in both open air and behind the pulpit of the local church. Adam is also involved in weekly Bible study at the local county jail. 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

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.


John Fedock – Austin, TX

I’ve been a Christian since September 2010. (For the sake of space, a longer version of my Christian testimony can be found on my blog at http://www.uncompromisinggospel.com/testimony.html.) Almost from the outset of my Christian walk, it became apparent to me that much (if not most) of the professing “church” in America was not living like the Christians I saw in the Bible – men and women who were wholly committed to Christ and furthering the good news of the Gospel, and of advancing His church, no matter the cost. But still, at first, I allowed myself to think that all of my friends who merely paid lip service to being a “Christian” were, in fact, right with God.

That all changed in the Spring of 2013, or about 2.5 years into my walk. It was in the days leading up to oral arguments before The Supreme Court of the United States on one of the “same sex benefits” cases. Despite most of my friends at that time being people I assumed were “Christians,” there was an overwhelming flood of those red equal signs (for quote-unquote “equality”) in my news feed that day. My friends were, by and large, supporting homosexuality and were making a push for what was evident even then would ultimately become the acceptance and even celebration of homosexual “marriage.”

That day changed everything. The blinders were off, and I began to see the world for what it truly was. Lost, depraved, and completely adversarial to God in all things (or at least in all things that did not happen to coincide with what the culture surrounding them already wanted to believe). That began years’ worth of Facebook conversations and debates, and finally just boldly proclaiming the truth instead of trying to debate back and forth – the latter being the manner which I eventually realized was the more accurate command of Scripture, at least with respect to those who have hard hearts and aren’t genuinely seeking the truth, that being the manner of heralding the Truth of God, rather than “debating it.”

This process continued on for years, and in fact still continues to this day. For much of this time, I felt increasingly like I was “the only one” taking their faith so seriously, “the only one” who really truly cared. I often wondered where the Ravenhill’s and Whitefield’s and Wesley’s and John Knox’s of our day were, and even prayed for God to raise up such people, and hoping and praying that perhaps one day I could be one of them.

And then I met them! They were already out there, doing this very thing! In the summer of 2016, the Lord led me to attending what I called at the time “preaching camp,” also known as the George Whitefield Training Program put on by Sports Fan Outreach. It was there that I met many incredible Saints and wonderful Brothers who were doing that very thing! At the time, I was in seminary, so I couldn’t join them right away out in the streets due to my other commitments before the Lord. And to be honest, even after meeting them, it took some time for my heart to warm up (or perhaps more accurately, to be warmed up by the Lord) to join them. But slowly but surely, those opportunities arose. First, at the 2018 Final Four in San Antonio, just a fairly short Texas drive from where I live. Then in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600, and eventually on my first trip ever to the “Other Side of the Pond” for the London trip this past October that was centered around the NFL London games. This year, God has allowed me to preach at the Super Bowl Outreach in Atlanta, and I’m looking forward to preaching in Mardi Gras with some Brothers that I met through SFOI. And of course, I look forward to heralding the Gospel at the 2019 Kentucky Derby alongside many fellow Christian Brethren – you know, the genuinely committed kind that are all too lacking in the American “church” – some of whom I’ve already had the pleasure of meeting, and many others who I suspect I’ll be meeting for the first time. And all of it for the Gospel of our Lord, King, and Savior, Jesus Christ!


Ricky Gantz – Elyria, OH


If I was to start from the beginning I would probably need more than 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 sinner’s 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


Clay Hall – Grand Rivers, KY

Growing up in a Baptist church as the son of a vocational minister, and the grandson of a bi-vocational pastor, his experience with the things of the Lord was one of familiarity. He did not appreciate the Christian upbringing the Lord blessed him with. Sadly, like diamond-cutters handling precious jewels all day, he took the Gospel for granted and did not treasure Christ. Thankfully, at the age of 18, the Lord irresistibly drew Clay to Himself and saved him out of his hypocrisy, making him a new creation in Christ.

Desiring to draw closer to the Lord, Clay enrolled in Bible College where the Lord made it plain that He had a calling on his life to preach and teach God’s Word. By His grace, Clay has had the joy of laboring in this capacity in His harvest field since 2000. He graduated from Boyce Bible College in 2003 and he was ordained and licensed into the Gospel ministry that same year. Clay praises God for the opportunities He has given such an unworthy servant to serve Him.

The Lord’s single greatest tool to make Clay more like Jesus has been his family. The Lord allowed him to marry Monica, his high school sweetheart in 2000. She is his best earthly friend, his strongest supporter, and his closest accountability partner. Clay married a mile above his head in personality, intellect and looks! Monica is truly a gift from God. Follow her blog at monicanicolehall.wordpress.com

Clay also praises God for his six children who always expect him to live what he preaches. He couldn’t ask for a more loving group of kids to shepherd into adulthood. If the Lord tarries, Clay’s prayer is that they each live for God’s glory in spite of their earthly father’s many shortcomings and failures.

Clay also praises God for his church family that he has pastored since 2014. Lake City Baptist is smaller than many churches, but Clay puts their capacity to love up against any mega-church. It was this characteristic that the Lord used to first draw him to Lake City Baptist in Grand Rivers, KY. If you’ve never experienced the love of Christ through His people, do yourself a favor and join a loving, Bible-believing church!

www.facebook.com/lakecitypastor

Instagram: clayhall2

Twitter: @hallclayton

blogs at

leadthechurch.com

lakecitypastor.wordpress.com


Jamie Hall –  Myrtle Beach, SC


My name is James Hall. I’m from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I am single, never married. I am 43 years of age. I have been street evangelizing for 5 years. I currently evangelize on the street around my area as well as neighboring states, Superbowls and the Kentucky Derby.

At 16 years old I surrendered to the Lord’s will on my heart. After many months of suppressing the truth. Listening to the Pastor preach on Hell. I sat on the back row of a Southern Baptist Church and became aware that day that Hell was very real to me. I had no idea when I was gonna die, or had any control over my life.

Being brought up in a church that had man- centered beliefs, such as decisionism, works,  and tradition. I was unaware and had no discernment at the time.

Through studying of the Holy Scriptures for myself and relying on the Holy Spirit for discernment. Christ continually revealed the truth to me, and continues too, even to this day. About 10 years ago I heard a sermon that completely changed my life, called “Hell’s best kept Secret” – by Ray Comfort. The one sermon sparked the fuel for the fire in my desire and the love I had for Christ to share the Gospel.

Several years after being called to assistant teaching at the church I was from. I joined an evangelist group called The 5 Solas Outreach Ministry. After learning quite a bit of reform theology I was quickly brought to my knees again in repentance to the Lord. There I truly learned how to share my faith openly, Preaching through Open-Air, and one on one evangelism. We taught each other and Truly equipped ourselves for the work of the Lord.

Four years ago I defended my faith and view of the scriptures to my local church. After the confrontation I left my first church for Christ, my first love. I have attended two reformed churches since. The second Reformed Baptist church is my current church I attending now. Continuing to be edified by my Lord Jesus Christ till the day he calls me home. Soli Deo Gloria


Ken Hisle – Bloomington, Il

My name is Ken Hisle and I live in Bloomington, Illinois.  I have been married to my wife Dee for 24 years and my life’s passion is sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this lost world.  I have been doing open air preaching and street evangelism for about 7 years. I live minutes from Illinois State University and have joined with other men and women locally to do outreach in our community.

I have been blessed to attend the Ambassador’s Academy twice (#12 & #18), the Super Bowl Outreach in  2013, 2014 & 2015, Revival Preacher Training 2013, the Kentucky Derby 2013, 2014 & 2015 and Fall for Greenville 2012 and 2013.

For the past 2 1/2 years I have been traveling to Chicago with the Chicago Evangelism Team (you can find us on Facebook) at least once per month and we are beginning to travel to other large cities within a few hours of us (St. Louis, Indianapolis).  I am currently a self-employed contractor and one day hope to be doing full time evangelism…Lord willing!

https://www.facebook.com/ken.hisle.77

https://www.youtube.com/user/1227kenneth


Justin Hoffman – East Peoria, IL

Hello, my name is Justin Hoffman. The Lord saved me by His Sovereign plan in 2002. Since that time, the Lord has drawn me away from my love of sin and self and given me a new heart with new desires. Not too long after my conversion, the Lord directed me to a ministry called Living Waters. Through this Ministry the Lord developed in my heart a call to evangelism. In 2004 I began street evangelism in my normal day-to-day activities. It took me a few years to study and work up the courage to go out and begin open-air preaching. It wasn’t until 2008 that I really started to have a passion for learning how to open-air preach. Between 2008-2012 I spent a lot of time passing out tracts at local events and at small functions. In 2012 the Lord opened up the opportunity to join other brethren here in the Peoria, Illinois area. It was in 2012 that I had began to interact with Bill Adams and SFOI. Since 2012, I have attended four Super Bowl Outreaches and two Kentucky Derby Outreaches. I am grateful for the time of fellowship that these outreaches offer and the privilege to labor on the streets with the brethren. I look forward to what the Lord will do through more of these opportunities!


Eric Madia – Salem, WV

Eric is the assistant pastor at Life Builders Fellowship in Bridgeport WV. He was raised as an unbeliever (he went to the Roman Catholic Church with his grandma sometimes) until he was 10 years old when his parents were gloriously saved. He was active in church but never really knew Christ until his early college years. Having wasted years chasing his own dreams, he realized that Christ was what his heart longed for.
One night at a small country church he surrendered to Christ and has never looked back. Eric Longs to share the true Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world wherever, to whomever, and whenever the Lord leads. A father of three, he now lives with his wife Lauren and his daughter Grace in Salem, WV.


Jason McGough – Loris, SC

My name is Jason McGough. I am originally from Massachusetts. I have been married for 12 years to my lovely bride Missy. I have 4 children. Morgan (19), Jayce (10) Lillie (7), and Knox (1). And now one grandchild. Kennedy (6 mos).

I served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years aboard the submarine USS Miami (SSN-755) otherwise known as the “Big Gun” as a Mess Specialist (Cook). I departed the military in 2003 and moved to where I now call home, South Carolina. I began work at the outback Steakhouse as a grill cook and at that time met my beautiful bride, who was a server, Missy McGough. After hearing the Gospel and Christ regenerated my heart a year after meeting Missy, we were joined together in marriage and began our life together as one.

For about 8 years we immersed ourselves into a local Baptist church right down the road from where we lived and served in children’s ministry and choir singing. About 4 years ago a friend reached out to me about a local street ministry opportunity in Myrtle Beach. I had felt a burning desire to tell others about Christ, so this was my chance. After that night, I began to minister in the streets and joined my 1st outreach with a large group at the Fall for Greenville festival in 2013. After attending this outreach, I was introduced to SFOI and the SBO by a friend, and now this will be my 5th Super Bowl. My 2nd as Co-Director and 3rd as an unofficial Team Leader.

It has been a great pleasure serving with SFOI for the past 5 years as a student and helping hand to the ministry. I have met so many wonderful saints and look forward to serving more and more until the Lord returns or calls me home! Soli Deo Gloria.


Nathaniel Porter – Akron, OH

When I was six years old, I asked Jesus into my heart while I was on the potty. Growing up in an ordinary American evangelical household, I believed that praying the simple prayer of “Jesus please come into my heart,” was both necessary and sufficient to be saved from my sins. My parents had left the ELCA church we were attending around this time in my life because they had begun affirming homosexuality even in the early 1990s. We moved a non-denominational church that was more biblical, preached God’s Word, and encouraged personal study. Throughout my childhood my mom took me to all of the vacation bible schools and other church activities she could find. She always told me to think about Jesus before she dropped me off at. My dad always encouraged me to “keep my Bible where I could get at it.” My parents did the best they knew how to raise me in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

The problem was that the simple prayer didn’t bring about my conversion and Jesus wasn’t “in my heart.” The first time I look at pornography was when I was thirteen, I first got drunk when I was seventeen, and the first time I abused drugs was when I was twenty-three. I lived my life as a moralistic-therapeutic-deist. I was moralistic because I knew the Bible and the rules of pietistic Christianity. I was either proud and self-justified by this knowledge, or crushed when I failed to live up to my imaged standard. At the times I was crushed, I would come to God to therapeutically to either have my sins forgiven and to get more of His stuff. Finally, I was very deistic in that I didn’t see God as particularly involved in my affairs.

My conversion came when I was in law school at the age of twenty-seven. During the time I was in law school I had become severely addicted to Adderall and opiates. I had even obtained two different scripts from separate doctors. I was eventually caught double-dipping, cut off by the doctors, and was no longer able to continue in my addiction. Because of this I was forced to take a medical leave from law school and also to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. AA’s third step is to “Make a decision to turn your will and life over to God.” This is an impossible task for the natural man as I quickly found out. Around this time, I was also listening to sermons by a famous preacher in the Presbyterian tradition who made a point to preach the Gospel each time he exposited the Word. One night I had cried out that Jesus would never leave me, and this time God used a simple prayer to effect my conversion. Something had changed; I was changed and I needed to know what had happened.

I became Reformed early in my faith. When I was converted I immediately knew that my entire life I had not actually been a Christian. The first book of the Bible that I studied in any depth was Paul’s letter to the Romans. Romans 1:18-32 was the first place in the Bible that I noticed the Scriptures lining up perfectly with reality because it seemed to perfectly describe the depths of my depravity. I realized from this study that I was formally a God-hater and was now made new threw faith in Christ alone and not by any moralistic work.

Shortly after I became a Christian I served for three and half years in the middle school ministry at my former non-denomination church. There I taught a group of students from the time they were in sixth grade through eighth grade and began with a fresh crop of students until I moved

to a new church in the winter of 2018. I am now a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and hold to the Westminster Standards. I have been engaged in street evangelism since the summer of 2018.

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Twitter— @NattyPOriginal


Seth Porter – Akron, OH

I come from a non denominational household, attending church on most Sundays, where I heard the gospel preached. I also to many Wednesday evening church gatherings and many vacation bible schools during the summers.  Though I heard the gospel it was not yet received. One day I was raking in my yard when I received the Holy Spirit. I started back to church and reading my bible more. Eventually I was introduced to the richness of reformed theology.  After my entire life in church, and 4 and a half years of being a true Israelite, I am now a member at a reformed Presbyterian church. I don’t particularly enjoy every aspect of open air evangelism, but I do like doing what pleases the Lord.


Heath Pucel –  Green Bay, WI

My name is Heath Pucel. I’ve been married 15 years a wonderful wife who keeps me humble. I live in Green Bay Wisconsin, and have a passion for teaching and training the Word. 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 attended previous witnessing training 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, 6 Super Bowl Outreaches, 5 Kentucky Derby Outreaches, OAC SET 2012 and 2013. The Sweet Auburn Festival, ministry at ASU, UW Stevens Point and Madison campuses. 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 as well as lead outreach teams with all praise, glory and honor to His name.


Joshua Richards – Belle Center, Ohio

The Richards Family minister with Calvary Bible Crusade http://www.calvarybiblecrusade.com under the leadership and support of Bill Adams with the George Whitefield Program and their home church Calvary Bible Church http://www.cbclima.org in Lima, Ohio.

Joshua is happily married to Rachael and they live with their son Isaiah in Belle Center, Ohio. The goodness of God led Joshua to repent of his sin and trust in Christ alone for forgiveness at a young age. Joshua is still a work in progress, but he thanks God for His grace in sending Jesus to save him from the hell he deserves, and sealing his soul unto the day of redemption for all eternity


Jaycen Saab – Clarksburg, WV

Raised Roman Catholic, Jaycen did not arrive at true saving faith until his adult years. After chasing the world and it’s offerings, God brought him to salvation during the death of a loved one. He has a burden for the lost and false converts and desires to herald the Gospel anywhere a crowd may be. When not on the streets, he enjoys the privilege of filling in the pulpit doing itinerant preaching. He’s married with 4 children who join him sometimes for evangelism. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family.  He is the founder of AppalachiaCry Ministries. For more info: http://appalachiacry.com

Find Jaycen on Social Media at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaycen.saab/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/appalachiacry/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wv4gospel/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaycensaab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AppalachiaCry

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WV4Gospel

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVRdPdhzulVc4P2-0vGUcQw

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wv4g

Website: https://appalachiacry.com/

Website: http://wv4g.org/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/appalachiacry-ministries/id1235890102?mt=2

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Bill ‘DOC’ Shank – South Saint Paul, MN

I was raised in the Catholic religion. Less than 2 month’s after Graduating High School in 1982 I enlisted in the United States Air Force. On the evening of Resurrection Sunday (April of 1989, while I was working in the Emergency Room as an Emergency Medical Technian, at Ramstein Air Base West Germany), Chaplain Richard Spearman came in to visit us. While we were talking briefly, he said, “SGT. Schank, if you ever want to talk, Please call me and we can set up an appointment”. I made an appointment with Chaplain Richard Spearman (and we met once a week) for 4 week’s. During those appointments, Chaplain Spearman “took me through” the 10 Commandments. I experienced, exactly what GOD says in Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. I truly experienced Godly sorrow, as I sat in Chaplain Spearman’s office: and I wept over all of the sin in my life. Praise The LORD, that GOD granted me the gift of Repentance and I was born again on 26th of May 1989. Four month’s later, I went through a very similar experience just like Job experienced in the Bible. (I was Medically Retired from the United States Air Force for post traumatic stress. Due to the Air Show Disaster that happened at Ramstein Air Base on 28 August 1988. 3 Italian Fighter Jets collided while performing a Very Dangerous “Heart Shaped Maneuver”. The 1 Jet, “clipped” 2 other Jet’s on the tail of their Aircraft, and that Fighter Jet Tumbled right through the Crowd of Spectators: Wounding 500 people and killing 70 other Spectators. I was 1 of MANY Medical Personnel who worked on all of the wounded and dealt with many of the dead bodies. ***GOD IS GOOD, and he has brought me a Very Long Way in “healing” from dealing with all of that Trauma.

Praise The LORD, in 1993 GOD brought Ginny into my life and we were Married on 29 July 1995. She TRULY Is My Proverbs 31 Bride/Wife, & 7 day’s ago and Thanks to GOD: We Celebrated our 22nd Wedding Anniversary!!! We have 5 Adult Children: Sabrina (35), Eric (34), Aeron (33), Alyx (28), and Ana (27). And, GOD has Blessed us with 9 Beautiful Grandchildren!! During the Spring, Summer and Fall of 1993 & 1994 I did evangelism on the Street’s of Saint Paul: handing out Gospel Tract’s and 1:1 witnessing.

The very 1st time that I Preached in the Open Air, in St.Paul Minnesota, I experienced physical persecution from the Police; Unfortunately, I ran from doing evangelism on the Street’s, until 2005. The Spring of 2005 I started evangelizing on the Street’s of Downtown Minneapolis with other Believer’s. (2005- 2008 we handed out Gospel Tract’s and did 1:1 witnessing). 2009 is the 1st year that I started Preaching The Gospel in the Open Air, and by GOD’S GRACE I’m still Preaching The Gospel in Downtown Minneapolis and sometimes in other States. Praise GOD, I have been to the Super Bowl Outreach 6 times, the Fall for Greenville Outreach 3 times (when they used to have it), and I have been to a few Outreaches in New York City. Also, by GOD’S Grace and Strength, I have been to the Ukraine (during the Summer) on Short-Term Mission’s Trips 2009, 2010 & 2011. And, 3 year’s ago I was in Guatemala for a Short-Term Mission’s Trip. LORD Willing, this coming February, I will be 1 of the Team Leader’s @ Super Bowl Outreach ’18. ***I Love to Preach The Gospel and “Lift Up” The Name That Is ABOVE Every name. To plead with all of the lost soul’s to be Reconciled to GOD. And to warn/let ALL of them know, that one day Every Knee Shall Bow, and Every Tongue Confess That JESUS Christ Is LORD, To The GLORY Of GOD The Father!!

This past May 17th – May 30th: I was in Israel with 6 other Brother’s Preaching The Gospel. (6 of us were from the United States & Brother Desmond Smyth came from Dublin, Ireland). Praise The LORD, we Preached in Jerusalem, Caparneum, Eliat (I don’t know if I spelled that correctly; It’s the Southernmost City in Israel), and in Tel Aviv. The Gospel was FAITHFULLY Preached, we gave away MANY Bibles that were in the Hebrew language and Many Ingil’s (That means New Testament’s that were in Arabic). SOLO DEO GLORIA!!!


Steven Stanley – Morehead, KY

My name is Steven Stanley and I live in Morehead KY with my wife and two sons.

I am currently the Pastor of Clearfield Baptist Church. I also have worked in healthcare as a nurse/nurse practitioner for 20 years.
I lived the majority of my adult life as a non-believer, then was a false convert for about 2 years before God granted me genuine repentance and faith in His precious Son. He immediately placed a burden on my heart for the lost that resulted in active street evangelism.  I have attended the Super Bowl Outreaches in New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Houston and also the last five KY Derby Outreaches. I live in a college town so when school is in session I enjoy going to campus to open air preach and hand out Gospel tracts. I have been active in abortion clinic ministry in  Lexington and Louisville, KY for last 5 years
I am also attempting to be a seminary student at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary in Owensboro, KY seeking my Masters in Pastoral Studies and ultimately my MDiv.

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!


Joseph R. Toy, Jr. – Folcroft, PA

Joe grew up in Shillington, PA and attended First EC Church of Reading. He is a 1978 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School. In 1982, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Millersville University. In the spring of 1982 as a senior in college, Joe committed his life to Jesus Christ. Upon graduation, Joe began his career as an accountant in Trenton, NJ. During this time, he attended Newtown Community Church in Newtown, PA. While attending this church, Joe felt the call to full time ministry. He left his job to attend Moody Bible Institute for a 3-week seminar on Urban Evangelism with plans to attend Evangelical Seminary in the fall of 1984. When Joe returned from Moody, he began a street ministry in the city of Reading called Inner City Campaigners. From this street ministry, an outreach to children and teens began at First EC of Reading called The Source. This ministry continued from 1984 to 1988 when Joe moved to Philadelphia, PA. Joe began his theological studies at Evangelical in 1984 and ended in 1987. During this time, Joe became a commissioned missionary and a licensed preacher in the Evangelical Congregational Church in May of 1985.

In 1985, Joe and Wendy met at Evangelical Seminary while working on his Masters of Divinity studies. They were married at the chapel at Evangelical on March 22, 1986. Joe and Wendy have five sons. Jared(1987), Seth(1989), Ethan(1989), Aaron(1991) and Adam(1984). The boys were primarily home schooled from 1991 to 2013. Both Jared and Seth serve in The U.S. Coast Guard. Ethan is a career firefighter/paramedic in Currituck County, North Carolina. Aaron is employed at Wellesley Assisted care Facility as a food services manager. Adam serves in the U.S. Air Force. Joe and Wendy have been blessed with six grandchildren named: Forest, Joseph Conner, Morgan, Savannah and Jackson.

In 1988, Joe and Wendy moved to Philadelphia to begin an association With Open Air Campaigners. During this time, they worked in an internship status with this mission board. The ministry of Open Air Campaigners is to do the work of Evangelism and to train others in Evangelism in an urban setting. This association lasted until 1992 when Joe resigned because of doctrinal issues that conflicted with the EC Church. Upon resolution of the proposed doctrinal changes within OAC, Joe served as an associate evangelist with them until 2000. Joe now serves on the board of directors of OAC, Inc. At this point Joe became one of the few Evangelical Congregational Church Denominational missionaries, which is a status that continued until 2008. In 1993, Joe established a ministry called Open Air Ministries-Philadelphia. Now Joe has formed his own 501c non-profit corporation called Open Air Ministries, Inc from 2009 until the present day.

Joe’s ministry is primarily evangelistic by nature. Outreach is conducted at bus stops, subways, college campuses, center city, parades, events, neighborhoods, parks and other areas in and around the Metro Philadelphia Area. Joe does weekly outreach in Camden, NJ and in the summer conducts outreach at the New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware beach resorts. Through the years, Joe has been involved in the Philadelphia Port Ministry from 1988 to 2001. Also, much outreach has been done in inner city neighborhoods with children. Joe was a co-pastor for Metro Kids an outdoor kid’s church in various locations in Philadelphia from 2007 to 2011. Many times a year Joe travels to national events such as Mardi Gras, Indy 500, Spring Break Florida, Senior Week in Ocean City, MD and others to share the gospel. Another large part of Joe’s work is training others in evangelism. Joe spends a number of weeks each year training youth groups, college students, missionary candidates and others in evangelism. Some of these groups spend time with in Philly for a day or a week. The summer is especially busy with hosting these teams, including a number of EC Church youth groups. Joe and Wendy and Aaron live in Folcroft, which is in Delaware County, PA. Folcroft is located very close to the Philadelphia Airport. They attend Crossroads Community Church, which is in Upper Darby.


Dennis Vance –  Springfield, MO

Dennis is married to Polly, his wonderful wife and they live in Springfield, MO and have four grown children. When Dennis was only six months old, he played baby Jesus during a church live nativity and his parents were Joseph and Mary. At age 11, he said the sinner’s prayer and asked Jesus into his heart.

It bothered Dennis that through high school and college that he didn’t look any different than his non-Christian friends, but that didn’t stop him from living for the flesh. He used to have a really bad temper, cussed, got drunk and committed other sins. Dennis used to cry out to God “How can I be a Christian and act like this?” But he asked God to forgive him each night and repeated the process the next day.

But in 2007 Dennis called his brother and confessed that he didn’t feel very close to God. His brother asked him if he was reading the Bible every day, to which he replied, no, I take my Bible to church every Sunday. His brother said, no, it’s God’s word, you have to feed on it daily. So Dennis picked up the Bible and started with Genesis 1 and read through the Bible that year.

In the fall, God convicted him with Matthew 7:21-23 that he was lost. Then with Romans 8:1, God converted Dennis. For the first time, he realized that during those 33 years of professing to be a Christian, he had lived after the flesh and not after the Spirit. Dennis cried out for God to save him and the Lord did!

He spent the next year reading the Bible fervently and reading many Christian books. But beginning in 2009, God started convicting him that he needed to share his faith in Jesus with others. Dennis had no clue how to do that. So he asked a godly co-worker about witnessing to others and the co-worker loaned him the first two seasons of Way of The Master. After episode 2, Dennis was on the phone to Living Waters ordering tracts. At first, he was afraid to hand a tract to someone, so he just left them with tips and hid them in stores, left them on the floor at the mall and various places. After a couple months, he started handing them to people. Then in the summer of 2009, Dennis went through the School of Biblical Evangelism.

Before the end of 2009, he gave the good person test on the box at Missouri State University and the following month he gave a Christmas message outside of Borders Bookstore where people were lined up for a Sarah Palin book signing. He was so nervous that he thought he was going to pass out. But the Lord helped him through it and the crowd actually clapped when he finished. Now he appreciates “good” hecklers, but if someone would have heckled him that first time, he may not have ever preached again.

Dennis has attended many Super Bowl Outreaches as well as Kentucky Derby Outreaches. He looks forward to witnessing at these outreaches, fellowshipping with other evangelists and the teaching that’s provided at the Sports Fan Outreach International events. It’s great catching up with old friends as well as making new friends at these outreaches. Dennis founded Seek and Save the Lost (www.seekandsavethelost.com) in December 2009. He typically posts open-air messages and ministry updates on the website weekly. Dennis firmly believes that there is no greater honor in the world than lifting up the precious name of Jesus in the open-air. He believes it is God-honoring and a true form of worship. Plus, it’s biblical and much needed in our secular society. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).

Dennis attends Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, MO and he has the church’s blessing for the street witnessing ministry. Several people from his church participate in outreaches at the MSU football

games in the fall as well as various parades. Dennis witnesses at Missouri State University on Wednesdays and then downtown on Friday nights with other evangelists. May Jesus Christ continue being lifted up and may God be glorified by the proclamation of the Gospel. You can reach Dennis at the following email: dennis@seekandsavethelost.com.

Find Dennis on Social Media at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DennisVanceSeekandSavetheLost

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DennisVance

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennis-vance-46866929/


Adam Wright – Canton, OH

My name is Adam Wright and I live in Canton, Ohio. I am married with four adult children. I attend Canton Grace Brethren Church. I have an evangelistic outreach ministry with my son called Made For This Ministries. I am really excited to see what the Lord has in store for us!!!

My testimony is that I was raised in a very strong Christian home with great Christian parents. Middle school and high school were real hard for me and I began to hang around some sketchy kids. I had a rebellious streak a mile long. After I graduated, I went into the Navy and became an agnostic which somehow led to me getting involved in Wicca (paganism) and got real messed up spiritually. I got out of the Navy and lived a life of drugs, blasphemy, death metal, and everything evil I could think of. It seems that the Lord had other plans. He drew me to Himself in ways that sound crazy now. I was radically saved and born again. My life has really never been the same.

Evangelism is my passion. We do outreaches to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame Festival, First Fridays, events up in Cleveland, and anything else we can manage. I one day hope to be in full time ministry preaching the Gospel to the ends of the Earth, God willing, of course. I am so excited to be a part of this outreach.