SFOI1000The 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.

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

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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?  In other words 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.

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Register today to join this Gospel movement:

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


Ministry Team

Bill Adams – University of Tennessee

[games dates 9/9 vs Indiana State; 9/23 vs. U Mass; 9/30 vs UGA; 10/14 vs USC; 11/4 vs. Southern Miss; 11/18 vs. LSU; 11/23 vs. Vanderbilt]

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

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

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

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

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

Bill is married and has three children. He is a commissioned evangelist of the 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 based in Oxford, England. You can read Bill’s frequent theological thoughts at his blog: BillAdams.co.


Alex Burt  – University of Georgia

Alex Burt

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.


Jamie ClarkSouth Carolina University

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.


Michael CoughlinOhio State

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.


David Day – Auburn University

David Day

My name is David Day an 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.”


Ryan Denton – University of Texas – El Paso

Ryan Denton founded Christ in the Wild Ministries in 2016 while serving as a Pastor in Navajo Nation, NM. Since then he has been engaged in gospel proclamation in the “wild” on a daily basis.

Jesus Christ saved Ryan at age 22. Until then he’d been living with a woman out of wedlock. He was using whiskey and marijuana regularly. His cussing would’ve humbled any sailor. He’d spent time in jail for physically assaulting a police officer. But then a friend died. The Lord used DEATH to show Ryan that he too was mortal. Ryan realized his bones would one day be plunged into the earth, regardless of what he accomplished in this life. He realized how vain it was to trust in his own strength, “whose breath is in his nostrils.” God started giving him a hunger for the things of Him. Ryan moved out of his girlfriend’s house. He stopped partying. He began to read the Word of God. One night Ryan took a walk in rural New Mexico and looked at the stars and saw that “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.”  The scales fell out of his eyes. The majesty of God pummeled him. The beauty of Christ’s death and resurrection clenched him. The Holy Spirit sealed him. The Love of God had been shed abroad in his heart. Christ’s presence became warmer and more tangible than any drug or woman he’d ever known.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
   and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8

Convicted of sin, the outward ones began to vanish, the boozing and the smoking and the whoring and the cussing, but he became aware of an even fiercer battle between sin and holiness that was taking place in his thoughts and heart. This warfare continues today, as each day he labors to become more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, and as each day his flesh attempts to resist him. Yet one thing he does, “forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,” he seeks “to press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called him heavenward in Christ Jesus.” He can say with Paul that even though he’s “the chief of sinners,” by the grace of God he is what he is.

Shortly after this Ryan graduated from UNM in Albuquerque with BA’s in Philosophy and English, then St. John’s College in Santa Fe with a Master’s degree in Classics. The whole time while in secular academia he was resisting God’s call on his life to preach. It was after Santa Fe when he gave up the world’s pursuits for good. The repulsion and futility he felt towards secular academics and the ambitions of the world catapulted him into the sole pursuit of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, which he’s done ever since, through the grace of our Lord. Ryan married his wife Tasha soon after. He and his wife live in El Paso, TX.


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!


Jeffery PadiaAtlanta Falcons – with Jim Grega

Jeffery Padia

I’m yet another survivor of cheap grace, easy believe-ism, “Americanized” evangelicalism. Baptized at age 16, though a false convert, I quickly succumbed 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. I pursued every worldly thing that I thought might make me happy. I spent several years as a drunkard, regularly driving intoxicated after nights of bar-hopping. But God, being rich in mercy, 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)! Now, I’m thankful to be a five point, five sola, servant of the most high God!

My recent retirement from a 26 year career as an Air Traffic Controller here in Atlanta has afforded me the opportunity to attend several evangelism conferences, and has allowed some additional much-needed time to focus on becoming a better-equipped servant of the Lord. As a member of Faith Bible Church in nearby Sharpsburg, GA, I’m thankful to have been able to proclaim the glories of Jesus Christ and His gospel as a member of our nursing home visitation team over the past several years. God continues to grow me through ministry opportunities at local abortion mills, as well as through local outreaches with fellow SFOI evangelists Steven Ely and Jim Grega. My recent trip to the 2016 Kentucky Derby SFOI Outreach served to further fuel my passion to proclaim the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.

I’m honored to be associated with Bill Adams and Sports Fan Outreach International, and am humbled to be entrusted with the task of proclaiming Christ at the Atlanta Falcons home games during this 2016 season. If you desire to join in this work, please contact me for information so that I may help you! Soli Deo Gloria!

Jeffery Padia

cell: 678-467-5660

email: padiaj@gmail.com

Twitter: @JefferyPadia


Heath Pucel – Green Bay Packers

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


Jaycen Saab – West Virginia University

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


Andy Schmelzer – West Virginia University

Andy grew up Catholic but at a very young age knew something was missing. As a teen, siblings shared the good news in an ask Jesus in your heart way. This, he embraced and lived as a false convert until the Lord granted him repentance about the age of 35. He and his wife learned biblical evangelism in 2004 stumbling across WOTM TV show. Since then evangelism for them was forever changed.

He with his wife started Fishers of Men Medical Ministries and did overseas evangelical/medical missions from 2003-2011 and has since then focused on local evangelism in the immediate area and around the US. He looks forward to serving Bill and the team members that the Lord will put together through prayer. Lately the U of Oregon has been Andy’s weekly fishing hole and when school is out the weekly local farmer’s market. May God rise up more laborers to join the harvest.

As of September Andy and Victoria moved to Summersville, WV and are looking forward to being closer to their grandkids. Andy has joined up with Jaycen Saab who is nearby for ministry and looks forward to growing that friendship and doing summer festival ministry as well as getting involved in preaching at WVU and Marshall campuses. He has preached at some Mountaineer football games and found the stadium to be a fruitful place to preach Christ and will look forward to the same at Marshall games.

Andy is looking forward to being closer to other ministry opportunities in the east and southeast at some NASCAR speedways as well as joining SFOI for Kentucky Derby and other events that are located closer to his new home.