The SFOI 1,000 is a movement to have the Gospel preached Lord willing at every NCAA Division I college and NFL home game this fall.

There are 87 games in the first week of NCAA Football Division I.

There are 16 games in the first week of the NFL’s season.

Total: 103 games.

Will you join this movement and commit to preaching at every home college and/or professional game in your area for this fall season?  For example if you commit and you lived in Tuscaloosa, AL you would commit to preach at every home Alabama game. Not just one or two but all the games.

There’s many reasons for committing to every home game:

1) Consistency makes a ministry more fruitful.

2) There are many people who will see you at the first game and ignore you but by the fifth game they are listening.

3) There are many people who work at the games and they would see you each week and you would learn to minister to them.

4) You’ll see people at the games who have perhaps seen you preaching at other venues.

5) Football games are the only sport/activity where the crowds are large every week.

6) You’ll grow as an evangelist and preacher from making a commitment, rearranging your schedule and being at each game.

7) You can recruit others to join you over the season who can join you at other events and for the next season.

So if you are ready to join the movement and make the commitment then……Register here:

If you want to commit but have never preached before or have no experience preaching at a football game contact us for training.

What else do you have to do in addition to preaching to be part of SFOI 1,000?  Submit a post game report with a couple of pictures that will be posted on the SFOI web site and social media pages.

You’ll receive free tracts.

Your picture, profile and the stadium at which you are preaching will be posted on the SFOI 1,000 preachers page.

Come on ‘Get in the Game’ and lift up your voice to tens of thousands of souls for our great God’s glory.

Register today to join this Gospel movement:

If you have questions email Jason at: evangelist@sfoi.org


Committed Evangelists

Larry Sullivan – University of Alabama


Jamie ClarkUniversity of South Carolina

I was a false convert for most of my life, demonstrating no fruit nor love for the things of God. In 2003, a brother shared the Gospel with me, and, by God’s grace, I was brought to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Since that time, He has put on my heart a profound burden to reach out to a lost and dying world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, knowing that He is man’s only hope. This has been manifest more and more in the increasing desire to proclaim His Gospel in the open air. With the blessing of our pastor, I will be participating with SFOI SBO 17 for the first time. I am humbled by this opportunity to proclaim the Gospel in this setting, as well as to fellowship with, and learn from Godly saints who love the Lord and the lost. The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Kathy, and two children.


Jeff Padia & Jim Grega – Atlanta Falcons

Jeff

God mercifully saved me out of a background of cheap grace, easy believe-ism, “Americanized” Christianity. I had walked an aisle during a church “revival” and was baptized at age 16. I quickly proceeded to prove myself a false convert, succumbing to the worldliness and sin that my flesh craved. I found myself in a prolonged downward spiral, increasingly wallowing in the dregs of my wickedness and rebellion against God, all the while believing I had punched my ticket through the pearly gates! I pursued every worldly thing that I thought might make me happy.

But God, being rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4-5), opened my eyes to see how patient and kind and merciful He had been to me in preserving my life, even though His justice could have fallen on me like a hammer. In the misery of my lowest depths, I became dreadfully aware that I was not owed another day of His mercy. It was then that God granted me eyes to see His beauty, and grace to believe in Jesus as my only hope. The riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience had, indeed, led me to repentance (Romans 2:4)! By His grace alone, I’m thankful to be a servant of the one, true God!

After completing a 26 year career as an Air Traffic Controller here in Atlanta, unburdened by full time work responsibilities, I determined to make myself more available for ministry. In response, the Lord graciously and relentlessly consecrated me to His service! He guided me through a continuum of evangelistic challenges, each one further and further outside of my comfort zone! In his loving providence, I progressed from timidly and covertly placing gospel tracts…to openly handing out tracts in Christmas parades…to giving brief gospel presentations in nursing homes…to pleading for the lives of babies and preaching the gospel in front of abortion mills…to open air preaching at sporting events…to sharing the gospel with jail inmates…to…wherever He leads me next! It’s been one gospel adventure after another, all in the worship and service of my great God and Savior! If He can do such a work in me, He can do such a work in you! He is faithful! Are you willing to entrust yourself to Him, no matter the cost?

Jeff ministers under the leadership and oversight of his elders at Faith Bible Church, Sharpsburg, GA.

Email: Jeff@HeraldingChrist.org

Twitter: @HeraldingChrist

Website: https://heraldingchrist.org/

 

Jim

To God be the glory, great things He has done! I’m married to my wonderful wife, Wendy. We have 2 children and 8 grandchildren. I was raised in a very traditional Roman Catholic home where the church calendar shaped not only our culture, but our very existence. When I entered High School, I traded in my old Catholic religion for a new found faith of evolution and humanism! I then proceeded to run full speed ahead into a world filled with drugs and rock & roll. I was living in unrestrained sin!

After ten years of ruining my life, family, and everything I touched, I cried out to God to have mercy on me, an undeserving sinner. As I was listening to Chuck Swindoll on Moody Radio preaching through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, God opened my eyes to see that grace can be found through faith alone in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone. I was given a new heart and was truly born again by the Holy Spirit. God enabled me to believe that if He could forgive David of the sins of murder and adultery, He could forgive even me! So, with the new birth that occurred in me, I immediately left my life of addiction to sin and misery that had been controlling me.

I began hungering and thirsting for the goodness of God, and I found it in His Word! After bouncing around from church to church, from Methodist to a Mega Church to an Independent Reformed Church to a Reformed Baptist church, I landed in the Presbyterian Church in America. Stepping outside of the walls of the church has led me to be involved in prison ministry, Chinese missions and, of course, my favorite place to be preaching…on the streets and in the open air!

Jim is a ruling elder at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, GA.

Email: Jim@HeraldingChrist.org


Alex Burt  – University of Georgia

My name is Alex Burt. I am married to a wonderful woman named Kim and we have two children. Kaitlyn is 21 and Luke is 16.

God found it in His mercy to save me in 1997 and I almost immediately felt the calling to take the Gospel of Jesus outside the four walls of the church. I remember hearing an old preacher say: “I hear all these young preachers complaining about not having anywhere to preach! Last time I checked, there was still a sidewalk out there!”

Although I didn’t realize it at the time, that triggered something inside me and before I knew it, I was outside our local Courthouse the first Saturday of every month preaching.

God really messed up my “normal” Christian life when I ran across Ray Comfort and his teaching, “Hell’s Best Kept Secret”. After hearing that sermon and listening to it many times I knew God was calling me to open air evangelism. My job relocated my family to Arizona in 2004 and while living there I was able to attend the Ambassadors’ Academy in California. Immediately following the academy I began going to Mill Avenue, which is right beside Arizona State University, and sharing the Gospel on Saturday nights.

In God’s providence we relocated to Bethlehem, Ga. in 2009, with the University of Georgia only 20 miles away. I am blessed to be able to share the Gospel through tracts, one on one conversations and open air preaching in downtown Athens on Friday nights and before home football games.

Alex Burt

2 Corinthians 5:21


David Day – Auburn University

My name is David Day and I reside in Montgomery Alabama with my wife Amanda and our 4 children. My family and I are members of Morningview Baptist Church here in Montgomery where I serve as a deacon.

My family are in full time ministry as an Evangelist Catalyst / Missionary Service Corps Missionary with the North American Mission Board and Alabama Baptist Association.

I have been sharing my faith since the Lord quickened my heart in 2008 after hearing a sermon called, “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” by Ray Comfort. This sermon was used by God to reveal to me my sin against Him by the use the Ten Commandments, being as what Paul stated they are, “A schoolmaster” Galatians 3:24 The Lord worked wonderfully in my heart through the gospel and continues to this day to sanctify me, to draw me from sin, and to Lord willing to make me and my family as Thomas Watson has said, “an instrument of the glorifying God.”


Dave Doerman – University of Cinncinati

Dave Doerman is a Biblical evangelist in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a sinner saved by grace. I am a member and serve tables at Providence Bible Fellowship in West Chester, Ohio.

I do 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 Cincinnati Red’s games, concerts, and local sports and entertainment events.

I host local outreaches and encourage local evangelists. My website: evangelizecincinnati.com contains equipping resources, a calendar of upcoming outreaches and prayer requests. After retiring from a career in technology sales, I pursue my passion full time.

I have participated in multiple SFOI events including the Kentucky Derby, MLB All Star Game, and Coca-Cola 600. I participated in The Way of the Master’s Ambassador’s Academy in 2017. I am an IFOC Chaplain.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and 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.

We covet your prayers for God’s power and boldness in sharing the gospel.

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2:15-16


Michael Coughlin – Ohio State University

Michael Coughlin was saved by grace through faith in Christ alone after 30 years of loving the world. Michael was raised Catholic but tried “everything” before Jesus intervened. He is a serving member of Berean Baptist Church in Pickerington, Ohio, where he lead local outreaches to glorify our Lord and reach the lost with the gospel. Michael’s joys are spending time with his dear wife, coaching children, programming computers and studying and discussing God’s Word. He is a graduate of the Living Waters Ambassador’s Academy, served as prayer leader, team leader and speaker for the Super Bowl Outreach, and was a speaker at the first ever Ohio Fire. Michael has a wife and 5 children at home. He has written several posts where you may find encouragement and teaching at www.michaelcoughlin.net.


Peter Doherty – University of Minnesota & Minnesota Vikings


Jason Bradshaw – University of Michigan

Hi I’m Jason Bradshaw.  I’m 34 years old. I’m married to a blessing from the Lord named Kelly.  We have been married for almost 5 years. We don’t have any children but we have a dog that we treat like a son lol.  For roughly 20 years I believed I was a Christian, but after practicing a lifestyle of deliberate sin against God, the Lord granted me the gift of repentance and faith!  My life has never been the same. I finally realized that the sinner’s prayer does not save. King Jesus saves! I’m so blessed and forever grateful to be adopted as one of God’s children.  I’m a recruiter by trade, but the Lord has ignited a strong desire in me for evangelism. It still amazes me to this day that the Lord would give me so much joy in sharing the Gospel! I’m so blessed to be able to share this passion with my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!  Praise Jesus!


Joe Hinson – Dallas Cowboys

I have been married for going on 20 years to Missy. We’ve been together since high school. We have 2 sons, Seth 14 and Ben 10. We live in Denton Texas about an hour north of Dallas.
I lived as a false convert for several years until around 10 years ago when by God’s grace I came into contact with Ray Comfort’s “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” and “True and False Conversion”. The first message helped me to truly understand the Gospel and the second revealed my complete absence of Faith in said Gospel.
Currently my family and I are making preparations to relocate to the Provo Utah area to Lord willing be a part of disciples being made and see churches being planted.
Soli Deo Gloria!


Kris Hudson – North Dakota State University

Kris Hudson has been evangelizing the streets of Fargo, North Dakota since August 2011. The areas that he has evangelized include stoplight preaching at various intersections in Fargo, Newman Outdoor Field (minor league baseball stadium), North Dakota State University (NDSU), F-M Pride Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Fargodome. Currently, he has been preaching by the Fargodome after NDSU football games.

Kris grew up in a very solid Christian home. God had already saved both of his parents before they got married. When Kris was in first grade he said the sinner’s prayer. From that point on until his first year of college he thought he was saved because he said the prayer but in reality was unconverted. God started drawing him during his senior year of high school. God started to correct and reprove his worldly focus on life by letting him think about his own mortality. After that God used a local church’s college ministry to bring him truth about salvation. On December 30, 2009 God granted him repentance and faith after talking with a fellow Christian about salvation.

Kris got a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics in 2013 from NDSU. He is currently seeking to become an actuary.

Kris attended Living Waters Ambassador’s Academy #20 in July 2011. God used that experience as a launching pad into regular street evangelism. He has also participated in Cru’s Big Break 2013 and 2014 outreaches and Super Bowl Outreach 2015 (Phoenix). He is really looking forward to continue to proclaim the gospel in San Francisco for SBO 2016.


Zoe White – New Orleans Saints
Hi, my name is Zoe White (pronounced “Zo”).  I live in the little Village of Tickfaw, Louisiana; conveniently located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  My wife, Chelsea, and I are blessed with four beautiful children that keep our home quite lively: Zuri, Cruz, Crozby, and Azalea.  (We also have 3 children in Heaven that we look forward to seeing again very soon.)

In 2016, God introduced me to the ministry of Ray Comfort at Living Waters and the concepts of Biblical evangelism.  Although I have sensed a call to missions for many years and went on several mission trips around the world, God used the study of Biblical evangelism to convict me of how little I shared the gospel in my daily life and how unbiblical some of my methods were.  I repented and asked God to teach me how to share the gospel obediently and faithfully. By His grace, I hand out gospel tracts regularly now, pursue evangelistic conversations everywhere I go, and I started my new life of open air preaching at the Super Bowl Outreach in February 2017.  All glory to God for opening my eyes to the need around me! It is such a joy to proclaim the Good News that God is reconciling sinners to Himself through the perfect life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ! As His ambassador, I go forward into the fray, to declare the Good News of my King and Savior, that I may share in His sufferings for the sake of the elect and for His glory!  ​

Through the assistance of Bill Adams and the George Whitefield Program, (and many other evangelists that have offered sound counsel) God has allowed me to establish Declaring Truth Ministries to bring God’s glorious gospel to the New Orleans area and beyond.  

Declaring Truth Ministries glorifies God by declaring “the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Eph. 1:13) through open-air preaching, literature distribution, and “everywhere evangelism” so that all peoples would hear and believe in Jesus Christ.  Seeking to be good stewards of God’s grace in our lives, we are declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ boldly to all peoples and equipping believers to do the same.​​

We are building a team of ministry partners now to support our open-air evangelism ministry.  You may learn more about partnering with Declaring Truth Ministries at declaringtruth.com/donate.