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 and is presently enrolled in the Masters of Theology program at Union School of Theology [UST]. You can read Bill’s frequent theological thoughts at his blog: Bill Adams’ Theological Writings – Views from an Evangelist.
Larry Allen – Concord, VA
My name is Larry Allen. I’m a husband married for 7 years to my wife Angela Allen. We have three kids and live in a small town called Concord, Virginia. The town is so small that if you blink you will miss it. I’ve been a truck driver for 13 years. Being brought up in the church my whole life I don’t think there was a time when I didn’t believe their was a God. My mom use to make me read scripture before I went outside, even though I dreaded it but I knew it was something I had to do. My mom was the one who kept me in church but as a single mom she couldn’t keep tabs on me. Which lead me to all sorts of bad choices like drugs and alcohol. I didn’t know it then but looking back on those times when I was thinking life was complete when on drugs or drinking, life didn’t feel normal without. Fast forward some years and now I’m an ADULT! Married and a father and I have know idea how to do either. I just ended up taking everything that I did as a young man and brought it with me. So now I’m drinking and playing video games that weren’t appropriate for me or my kids. My marriage wasn’t the best, blowing money on things I didn’t need like video games and cellphones. I was trying to fill a void that I didn’t know I had. God used things in my life to show me I couldn’t change myself. I would try to stop cussing or listening to rap music like 2pac. I would consider listening to R&B music as a better choice, which was quite silly. Naturally and I would continue to fail over and over. Then God introduce me to Dennis Prager, and I started listening to his show. He would have segments on his show and he would talk about God, I wanted to hear more. Then it was a talk about TRUTH with Dennis prager and Ravi Zacharias that intrigue me even more. Then one day at work while driving in Danville, Virginia while listening to the audio bible, God saved me. Exodus 32, when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” So Aaron said to them, “Take off the rings of gold that are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off the rings of gold that were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to the Lord.” And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.
And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’” And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. After this chapter I knew I was a SINNER!
Bryan Braddy – Wakeforest, NC
My name is Bryan Braddy. I am 39 years old and I live in Wake Forest, N C. I been married for 13 years to my wonderful wife Emily, and I have (3) kids: Colin (18), Aidan (12), and Dylan (9). 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.
Tony Campos – Chicago, IL
My name is Tony Campos. God has blessed me with my wonderful wife Christina and three beautiful children, Joshua, Arianna and Noah. I grew up in the church ever since I can remember. Going to Awana, teen youth groups, and Christian camps in the summer and even winter. I believed I had been “Saved” ever since I had recited the sinner’s prayer as a young child and then was given much assurance by the church and my family as well. I had a one-sided view of who God was. God’s holiness, justice, and wrath were not made much of and therefore I lacked a healthy fear of the Lord, which without, one will not depart from evil (Proverbs 16:6). This would shape and define the next 17 years of my life from 18-35. Christina, my then girlfriend, would often ask me about how I could be so sure I was saved and going to heaven. I would tell her about reciting the sinner’s prayer and well that was about all I could tell her. She would give me this look like you must be pulling my leg, and tell me, you mean you can live the way you do (rampant sin), have no outward evidence of having a relationship with God, and yet be totally confident that you will go to heaven when you die. Wow! No one had ever convicted me of the inconsistency between what I said and how I lived. Not my church, not my family, NO ONE! Then one day about 10 years ago my wife told me about “The Way of The Master”. The Lord used Ray Comforts Ministry to eventually cause me to hear a message called “Hell’s Best Kept Secret”. The Lord turned this false convert into a genuine, blood bought, born again, son of the most high King, and I haven’t turned back since. The journey hasn’t always been easy, and I fail Him more than I would like to admit, but I always get back up, look to the Cross and continue to walk in the path He has for me. A few years after my
conversion, I met Tommy Waltz on a forum through the Living Waters School of Biblical Evangelism. I had mentioned to him the desire to OAP and so on our second day out evangelizing in Chicago, he handed me his Voice amplifier and told me, “Ok it’s time for you to break the sound barrier”, and that day the Lord granted me the boldness to proclaim his glorious Gospel. I pray that the Lord will continue to use this broken Vessel to reach the lost with the Gospel, for His Glory, for as long as He allows me to live on this side of eternity.
DJ Caswell – Gastonia, NC
D.J. Caswell being raised in the church, can recount the many ways God has called and kept him throughout his life. D.J. was called out of darkness and into His marvelous light at a young age. After answering the call to ministry, D.J. enrolled in Fruitland Baptist Bible College and obtained his Associates in Christian Ministries.
D.J. is currently pursuing his call to be a full-time evangelist, through the George Whitefield Program. D.J. is the founder and lead evangelist with How They Hear Ministries, a Charlotte, NC based street evangelism ministry.
D.J. is happily married to his high school sweet heart and God has abundantly blessed them with three daughters and one son.
Soli Deo Gloria
Gerry Collins – Bakersfield, CA
I was not brought up in a Christian home and was influenced for the Gospel by other family members attending church where the Gospel was proclaimed. I made a profession of faith at around 14 years of age but soon that profession was placed on the back burner during my teen years. While in the Air Force as firefighter at age 20 God had me surrounded by Christians who shared the truth with me and this is the point where I truly believe God saved me and changed my heart for Him. AT around 2003 the Lord caused me through His word to fall in love with the Gospel all over again and gave me a hunger to share Christ with the lost more than I ever had before. I have been greatly encouraged in faith and desire to share Christ by the ministry of Livingwaters/Way of the Master. I have attended Ambassadors Academy which has opened up for me to participate in street evangelism. I am married wonderful woman and have 5 grown children. My desire is share the Gospel with as many people as possible as God allows.
Caleb Davenport – Wooster, OH
Caleb Davenport was born in Hamilton, Ohio in 1961 and lived there until he left for college in 1979. He graduated from Liberty University in 1984 where he was able to fund his undergraduate education through a scholarship for college football. He continued his education, earning his graduate degree in May of 1987. In December of 1987, Caleb entered the U.S. Air Force where he served in the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron located at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. In August of 1990, Caleb married his bride, Susan. One month later, Caleb was sent to serve in Desert Shield at an island in the heart of the Persian Gulf called Bahrain. After the Gulf War, Caleb and Susan settled in Ohio to be near family. Recently Caleb ran for State Senator in Ohio, because he was asked to run by concerned citizens in Wayne County and was endorsed by 9 conservative political pacts in the state of Ohio, who want to see lower taxes and more liberty given to each individual citizen. Caleb has been a financial consultant since January, 1991. He has a vast and broad understanding of financial and estate planning. Caleb has been certified as a Financial Educator teaching financial planning courses which have been recognized by many state universities across the United States. He is a Certified Wealth Strategist and holds a Series 6, Series 7 and Series 66 license. Caleb Davenport is the founder and President of Legacy Retirement Advisors, Inc. There is a motto that Caleb lives by, and that is: when he takes on a client, he takes on a relationship.
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.
Matt De Jesus – Glendale, Arizona
I was introduced to the Gospel message at 10 years of age. I went forward at my church, made a profession of faith, and was baptized- not fully understanding what I was doing. My road of sanctification, like many of you can relate, has been a rocky one. As I grew to became an adult I learned intimately what God meant when He had Malachi refer to Him as “a refinerʼs fire…” (Mal. 3:2) as well as the passage in Proverbs that tells us He disciplines those He loves (Prov 3:12). God was purifying me by ripping the sin, which I was clutching to so tightly, out of my hands. No discipline at the time is pleasurable, but needed. Needed to become a useful vessel that would honor God, not bringing a reproach to His name. This is an ongoing process until Glory. After years of watching “On The Box” and “Wretched” I had the opportunity to meet Tony Miano. I helped him with several videos and I learned quite a bit about street evangelism. I was so inspired that I had to open my mouth as well to proclaim the Gospel. Iʼm now heading up a street evangelism team at my church and training others to do the same. Iʼve been married to a blessing of a wife, Roxanne, for 4 years now. I have 3 children ages 29, 19, and 17. The Lordʼs providence is constantly amazing me in how Heʼs working in my marriage and with my children. God has also blessed me with a video production business that Iʼve owned for the past 30 plus years. I produce national and regional commercials, corporate and marketing videos as well as independent feature films. I have also produced several videos for Tony Mianoʼs Cross Encounters Ministries as well as Apologia Church and others. Recently I started a faith-based division of my company called Sovereign Grace Media. It exists to bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world and to train those in the church through all forms of media.
Rick & Amy Garland – Bakersfield, CA
My name is Rick Garland. I grew up in a Christian home but came to faith as a young adult. I began open air evangelism in 2012 and also serve in my local church as a Sunday School teacher and outreach coordinator. I am raising support to preach full time on the streets as well as in California prisons. My ministry is Lighthouse Gospel Ministries and my website is www.gospelbeacon.org.
I am Amy Garland I was raised in a Christian home and came to faith as a teenager. I grew up around pro-life ministry and have ministered on the sidewalks of abortion clinics most of my life. Rick and I met at a pro-life prayer vigil in 2008 and married in 2013. We labor together for souls as often as possible.
Jamie Hall – Myrtle Beach, SC
My name is James Hall. I’m from myrtle beach, south Carolina. I’m 6’10” tall. I started a company of my own last year. It’s call Praise The Lord Paracord. I work for a company called IGA, as a Custodian. I am also a Street Preacher for The 5 Solas Outreach Ministry. We evangelize around or area and neighboring states. Been evolved in Super Bowl Outreach. And it wouldn’t have been possible without Jesus Christ.
Joe Hinson – Denton, TX
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 – Fargo, ND
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.
Jerry Jones – Carthage, TX
My name is Jerry Jones. I am 28 years old and live in Carthage, Texas. I have been blessed with an amazing Godly wife, Tiffany, and we have 3 children. I grew up going to southern baptist Churches and said the sinner’s prayer when I was 7. Shortly after this my parents divorced I remained out of Church until I was about 21. I went on and off, but never had any type of relationship with God. I began going to Church regularly when I was 23, but it was just religion and no relationship. I got fairly involved in Church activities, and God graciously revealed the true gospel to me through “The Shocking Youth Video” when I was 26. I do not know an exact date of salivation, but shortly afterwards God gave me a desire to study His word and spend more time than I could ever have imagined being able to, apart from His grace, in prayer. I began having conviction that if I was a true believer I should share my faith, and always admired people who were able to stand out in the open air and proclaim the gospel. My wife and I got conviction to go to an abortion mill and call out to women, and through this outreach met Seth Capps. I was able to watch him preach at a local festival, and though it was horrible, the Lord gave me the ability to proclaim the gospel to the masses in November 2014. God has been so amazing in orchestrating all these Godly men and women in my life who have helped shape me and disciple me. I am excited to grow through attending this outreach, and also looking forward to meeting fellow evangelist from across America. This is my first SFOI event!
As far as hobbies are concerned I love spending time with my family, and reading/listening to audiobooks.
Bobby McCreery – Athens, GA
Bobby is the husband of an excellent, devoted, and prayerful wife and father of three wonderful daughters and one son. Bobby was raised in a Christian home, and around age 8 prayed a “sinner’s prayer” and was told if he meant it then he was saved and would always be saved. He walked in darkness loving his sin for over 20 years until God granted him true repentance and faith and made him a new creation in Christ in January of 2009. Glory to God alone!
Bobby attended Living Waters’ Ambassador’s Academy in August 2009 and is also grateful to God for the mentoring he has received from experienced evangelists around the world. This will be his sixth Super Bowl Outreach and fourth as a team leader. He has also had the privilege of speaking and/or leading outreach teams at events like Jeremiah Cry’s Herald Society and East Coast Tours, The Kentucky Derby, Fall for Greenville, London’s 2012 Summer Olympics, and Wimbledon 2013 to name a few.
Bobby is the founder of To the End of the Earth ministries and left his secular job to respond to the Lord’s call to full-time evangelistic service in January 2011.
His main mission field is Athens, GA, where he preaches on the campus of the University of Georgia, in downtown Athens, at a nearby abortion clinic, and anywhere else people can be found.
He holds to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.
His great desire is to by the grace of God is to honor Christ by loving his wife and children first while serving, encouraging, and equipping the local church. He also prays that God would be pleased to revive and awaken the city of Athens, GA and the University of Georgia. Bobby also serves on the staff of Jeremiah Cry Ministries and works closely with Sports Fan Outreach International and Revival USA. Contact Bobby via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
John Rataczak – Toledo, OH
John Rataczak was born in Columbia, Missouri and raised in the St. Louis area. He was saved at an early age through the ministry of the Chatham Bible Church of Wellston, Missouri (now located in Hazelwood, Missouri).
His father was a chemical engineer and his mother was a housewife. Both were saved during John’s early childhood years. Certainly the truth of Acts 16:31 applies in this case: in a short time all the members of the family received Christ as Savior! Both Ed and Mary (his parents) are now with the Lord.
God led John to become involved in full time Christian work during his freshman year at Bob Jones University. Since that calling, he has earned a B.A. in Bible, an M.A. in Pastoral Studies, and a Ph.D. in New Testament Text (Greek).
His teaching experience includes teaching Greek, Hebrew, Theology, Apologetics, Church History, English Bible, and various Biblical Backgrounds courses in three Christian colleges and two graduate schools. In addition, he served as a soccer coach in two ministries.
His pastoral experience includes ministries in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has filled the pulpit of many Bible-believing churches in a number of states as well and plans to initiate a Bible Conference ministry as God supplies the opportunity.
Presently he is the founder and sole proprietor of Eleutheros Books.
He is the father of two sons and resides in Ohio.
Of course his main interest is to study the Word and win the lost to Christ, but he also has interests in sports and current events.
Joshua & Rachael Richards – Belle Center, Ohio
My name is Joshua Richards. I am married to Rachael and we live in Belle Center, Ohio. The goodness of God led me to repent of my sin and trust in Him alone for forgiveness at age 6. My Spiritual journey has involved many struggles with sin and self, church hopping, and understanding God’s unconditional love for me, among other things. I’m still a work in progress, but I thank God for His grace in sending Jesus to save me from the hell I deserved, and Who has sealed me unto the day of redemption for all eternity.
My name is Rachael Richards. I thank God for His grace in saving me. I grew up in a Christian home, attending church and Awana regularly. My parents were very faithful in teaching me about God and I trusted Jesus for salvation at a young age. I like reading, being active outdoors, and spending time with my friends and husband.
We believe God’s will for all outreaches is to love God, love people, and share Christ MORE!
Duane Schneider – Oakfield, WI
My name is Duane, I am from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. I am married and have two children, I am self-employed and seeking to pursue Evangelism with much more of my time. I was brought up in the church and was a false convert for 30+years but in God’s sovereignty He saved me, after I started reading my Bible in January of 1998. I enjoy taking the Gospel to the Super BowlOutreachs, Packer games, local county fairs, and to the lakefront in my city. I have a great burden for false converts and those caught up in the cults. “Evangelism’s highest and ultimate end is not the welfare of men, not even their eternal bliss, but the glorification of God.” – R. B. Kuiper
Curt Siebold – Manitowoc, WI
My name is Curt Siebold, I am 33 years old, and I live along the lakeshore of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc Wisconsin. I am happily married to my wife Cassie for 9 years, and we have 4 children with their ages ranging from 1-8. I have been happily employed as a city letter carrier with the USPS for the last 8 years.
I became a believer in Jesus Christ and born again in November of 2000, in a jail cell, after someone came in to speak to the inmates about the Gospel. I had grown up in the Roman Catholic Church but had never been introduced to the real biblical Gospel until that time. I almost immediately had the interest on my heart to share that same Gospel with others, but it wasn’t until 2005 when I became acquainted with The Way of the Master program where I finally learned how to do that, as nobody had previously taken me under their wing to show me how and disciple me in that area. In 2006 I began and completed the Online School of Biblical Evangelism through that same ministry. Through the years I’ve been applying those principles I had learned in various ways but never really in person, with large part being that there was no interest in personal evangelism within the church in my city. It wasn’t until 2013 when I finally starting meeting other brothers in the Lord with the same interest and really kicked off my doing street evangelism. But because of all those years of being a “lone ranger” and learning how badly I needed to be surrounded with like-minded people, one of my main passions is to help equip other Christians and encourage them to share the Gospel. Some of the ways that we go about sharing the Gospel are at various events where people gather, and use different methods to strike up a conversation with people and go through the law and the Gospel. We also utilize good Gospel tracts fairly often in our evangelistic endeavors and oftentimes will travel to various parades in NE Wisconsin and hand out Gospel Tracts at those events. My desire is to share the Gospel with as many people as possible.
Anthony Silvestro – North Royalton, OH
Dr. Silvestro was once an unsaved evolutionist but now is an avid Biblical creationist – teaching adults and kids alike that God didn’t create man from baboons, and that the Bible can be trusted from beginning to end, starting with the book of Genesis!
As a graduate of Mike Riddle’s Creation College (former speaker for Answers in Genesis), and after years of study, Dr. Silvestro speaks on Biblical Creation and how science supports the Biblical account of creation as well as the age of the earth. Some of these topics include: The Relevance of Genesis, Noah’s Ark and Flood, The Lie of Evolution, The Significance of the Tower of Babel, dinosaurs, and radiometric dating methods. Christians have benefitted by his teaching at conferences, youth groups, and Christian radio shows. He will also come to your church to train your church members to teach others through an abbreviated 1 day class or an extended 12-hour training class, whether it is over a two-day weekend or a 12-week period!
Dr. Silvestro also enjoys teaching presuppositional apologetics, the biblical apologetic method, to help equip Christians to proclaim the Gospel. He recently published his first book, On the Origin of Kinds, to help teach Christians how to Biblically evangelize using the Law and Gospel while answering any objection to the Christian worldview.
His book, On the Origin of Kinds, is one-of-a-kind. While many fantastic books exist that teach Biblical evangelism, presuppositional apologetics, and creation apologetics separately, there are not any that put everything together into one easy-to-apply book. In this book, you will learn how to Biblically evangelize, using the Law and the Gospel, and to handle the most common objections using presuppositional and creation apologetics.
Dr. Anthony R Silvestro, Jr., resides in the city of North Royalton, OH, with his wife Julie, and his son, Anthony III. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Chemistry from Baldwin-Wallace College, he attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received his dental degree. Dr. Silvestro practices general dentistry in Middleburg Hts., OH, and is also trained in most of the dental specialties.
Dr. Silvestro can be contacted by email or phone to book a training seminar at your church!
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!
Chris Teal – Dillsburg, PA
My name is Chris Teal. I am 36-year-old living in Dillsburg, PA. I have been married for eight years to my beautiful wife Melissa and we have two boys with a third on the way. I work for the Department of Defense. I came to know Jesus Christ after returning from having spent two tours in Iraq for the U.S Army. Coming home I hooked up with a healthy church, which is where I also met my wife Melissa. I have had a recent burden for reaching the lost. I had reached out to Tommy Waltz and have had nine weeks of discipleship training with him through a program he offers. Tommy had relayed me to Bill Adams and now I have had chances to talk to Bill and he encouraged me to go out and profess Christ in my local city. I am really looking forward to this upcoming Super Bowl trip to be amongst fellow brothers in Christ and to lift up our Lord and Savior to football fans.
Blake Tomlinson – Landis, NC
Though being raised in a home that professed Christ, Blake Tomlinson was called to salvation 2007 at the age of 22 out of a life of idolatry and sin. Since then God has blessed him with a wife and three children and the Holy Spirit has sanctified him through the trials common to man.
Heeding the call to preach the Gospel Blake now preaches the Gospel publicly in and around the city of Charlotte or where ever an opportunity arises for the glory of God.
Joe Toy – 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
I am Dennis Vance and I live in Springfield, MO. God has blessed me with my godly wife – Polly. I grew up going to church and I said the sinner’s prayer when I was 11 years old. But there was no change in my life after I asked Jesus to save me. I lived as a false convert for the next 33 years until God graciously saved me while reading the Bible in the Fall of 2007. He convicted me with Matthew 7:21-23 and then He converted me with Romans 8:1 when He revealed to me that for all those years I had still lived in the flesh instead of walking with Christ in the Spirit. Immediately I repented and put my faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Thank You Lord for saving me!
Then in the beginning of 2009 God convicted me that I needed to share my faith in Jesus with others. I didn’t know how to share the Gospel until a Christian co-worker loaned me the first season of Way of the Master and after the second episode I was on the phone ordering tracts. I’ve been street witnessing ever since. There is no greater privilege or honor than lifting up the name of Jesus Christ in the open-air. My hope and prayer is that God will allow me to do this kingdom work until the day I die.
Jeff Warner – Grants Pass, OR
My name is Jeff Warner, I’m 36 years old from Grants Pass, OR. I have a wife and 3 wonderful kids. I didn’t grow up in the church and didn’t even open a Bible until I got saved at age 29. I literally knew nothing about the Bible…I didn’t know about Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Jesus, etc, I guess you can say I was a true clean slate. I got saved on Sept 20th 2009.
I have been very active in sharing the Gospel for the past 4 years, prior to that I just didn’t have any idea where to start and didn’t know anybody who did evangelism, which is a sad commentary on modern day Churchianity. I started open air preaching in San Francisco at SBO ’16 and have been preaching regularly ever since. I was blessed to preach with a group of brothers through SFOI in San Diego at the MLB All Star Game as well as several events throughout Oregon and in Reno, NV, etc. The Lord has opened many doors for ministry this year and I can’t wait to preach with the saints at SBO ’17.
Ryan Woodhouse – Chasebugh, WI
I’m 39, married my HS sweetheart in ’02 and the Lord has given us 2 children, one of each. I’m an aluminum welder and have been working in a factory for 19 years/ I grew up as a nominal Catholic, moved on to being a professing atheist and then “converted” and became a typical lost, lukewarm pew-dweller. After 2-3 years of being a false convert God saved me in the fall of ’07 at the age of 31. It’s only since then have we had the children because I was sooo radically self centered and conceited that there was no way I was going to have a child “control me”. Praise the Lord that when He saves someone….He changes them! Since then my wife has gotten save from an entire life of false conversion as well!
For the past 5 years I’ve been very active in evangelism and basically started street preaching through Project Ezra. Since then I’ve been able to travel a bit around the Midwest preaching in a variety of setting and been so blessed with tremendous fellowship! Most of my evangelism is on a local university and on the streets here in western Wisconsin. More can be learned at www.Mark612.com