The annual Kentucky Derby weekend is scheduled for May 3 – 6. 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 ’15 & Derby ’16.

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.

Dates: May 3 – 6.

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:

Speakers: Dr. Steve Wellum from The Southern baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Wellum’s message will be “The person and work of Christ”. He is the author of two books:

1. God the Son Incarnate (Crossway, 2016).

2. Christ Alone (Zondervan, 2017).

Cost: $150. Includes accommodations and transportation to and from Churchill Downs. You can make the payment here: KDO ’18 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.


May 3

Noon – 5:00: Registration

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

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Speaker

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 5

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 6

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Prayer

8:00 AM: Depart for home.

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Ministry Team

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.

Bryan Braddy – Wakeforest, NC

My name is Bryan Braddy. I am 37 years old and I live in Wake Forest, N C. I been married for 11 years to my wonderful wife Emily, and I have (3) kids: Colin (16), Aidan (10), and Dylan (7). I am a project manager for a local general contractor names Resolute Building Company in Chapel Hill, NC. I came to know Jesus Christ just last January of 2014 after moving to Wake Forest from High Point, NC and finding our current church at Richland Creek.

My brother Zack has taught me, by taking me with him to parades and other local events around Raleigh, NC how to evangelize on the streets and other universities. I enjoy sharing my faith with others and look forward to opportunities at these events to speak about Christ.

I love to run, go to the beach, and spend time with my family. This will be my first Super Bowl Outreach

Zack Braddy – Wake Forest, NC

My name is Zack Braddy.  I am 34 years old. I live in Wake Forest, NC.  I have been married for 11 years to my beautiful wife, Kim, and I have 4 children: Halie (9), Peyton (6), Lucas (5), and Ava (1).  I work for Wells Fargo in Real Estate Technical Services. I came to know Jesus Christ 14 years ago at East Carolina University through the campus ministry of Campus Crusade.  I have been privileged to go on several mission trips making Jesus known, including two summer projects with Crusade, and several trips to Europe, Africa, and southeast Asia.

I became passionate about street evangelism and reaching the lost in this way in 2008, largely due to the ministry of LIving Waters and Ray Comfort.  I have attended a couple of Ambassador’s Academies, and upon returning home to Raleigh from those trips, have begun to open air preach on a weekly basis at a local abortion clinic.  I also frequent a local university in my area, and enjoy preaching Jesus at the local parades and other events. I love to workout, play sports, go to the beach, and spend time with my family.  This will be my 2nd Super Bowl outreach.


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

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

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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