Steve Bauer – Gill, CO
Steve and Christine Bauer are indigenous American missionaries based out of Northern Colorado, where they have been involved in one to one witnessing, tracting and open air preaching since 2004. They have also served as worship leaders, church planters and Steve has served as associate and teaching pastor in two churches. Their evangelistic efforts include preaching and witnessing at 3 previous Superbowl Outreach Missions, open air preaching at Cheyenne Frontier Days, warning and preaching to the attendees outside of Joel Osteen’s “Night of Hope,” and leading a team of preachers in Old Town Fort Collins, CO, where they have been preaching for over 15 years. They are members of the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton where they stay accountable to the elders/pastors and enjoy tremendous support from the body of believers. They are also utilized by the elders of EFC to teach evangelism to its members.
Outside of their missionary efforts, Steve is a full-time paramedic of 25 years and Christine is a homemaker and small business owner. They also operate a small, family farm with Christine’s parents in northeast Colorado. Steve and Christine’s primary focus after Christ (and before “ministry…”) is as husband and wife, and as “Mama and Papa” to their 6 year old son, Joshua.
Alex Burt – Bethlehem, GA
My name is Alex Burt. I am married to a wonderful woman named Kim and we have two children. Kaitlyn is 25 and Luke is 20.
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.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Taylor Callen – Fort Worth, TX
(Taylor is on the far right in this picture. This was taken at the Super Bowl Outreach in Miami this past year.)
I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. My family was not very religious, and we mainly attended church on Christmas and Easter. I did go to a Catholic School for most of my life and that was the most consistent religious influence I had. The school stressed the law of God and it was there that I learned I was a sinner in need of a savior. When I was around ten, I turned to the only savior I really knew, the church.
I tried to go to confession, but the priest wouldn’t forgive my sins (because I wasn’t a member of the church). I was terrified because I knew that I was going to go to hell, but I had no idea what to do. Around this time, my dad became very religious and we became a church-going family. I hated going to church, but he made us go every Sunday and even forced me to go to church camp. It was at that camp that I heard about the grace of God. I heard the message that Jesus paid it all on the cross and we didn’t need to work our way to heaven. It was at that camp that I repented of my sin and trusted in the sacrifice of Jesus alone for my salvation.
Since then, God has called me into the ministry, and I have followed that call. The greatest blessing of my life has been my godly wife, Catherine, who delivered our first baby in May. We moved to Florida back in September of 2019 to care for my grandmother here in Tampa. I have been serving as Hope Church’s Student Ministry Director since November of 2019.
I watched the film 180 Movie back in 2012 and it rocked my world. Not only did I gain a renewed passion to fight abortion, I saw the Gospel being shared with strangers for the first time. I decided to attend the 2013 Super Bowl Outreach in New Orleans to test and see whether these evangelists were as crazy as I thought. It was a blessed time and I fell in love with open-air preaching. This will be my eighth Super Bowl Outreach and I’m looking forward to laboring with you brothers and sisters this year.
David Day – Montgomery, AL
My Name is David Day and the Lord gave me eyes to see some years ago my need for Him. The moment I could see, He has been shaping and fashioning me into more of His image and allowing me to share His message with many in my city and elsewhere. In 2014, the Lord allowed my wife and our children to begin doing this work full-time, with the opportunity to labor in China, London, a few Super Bowl’s, but our love is right here in Montgomery where I spend most of my time outside the local abortuary, but we will preach where ever the door would become open. We have a few universities in town as well as Auburn where we participate each with with Bill and the SFOI1000 preaching at each Auburn home game.
My family and I are members of Morningview Baptist Church here in Montgomery where at this moment I serve as an active deacon. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness.
Our ministry page is SoThatAllMayKnowHim.org
Peter Firth – Wake Forest, NC
I am retired military; Air Force. I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, moved as a teenager to Charlotte, North Carolina and ultimately came to settle down in Wake Forest, NC. God has given me my beautiful wife, Kathy; a woman of God whom I admire and love more than I could say. We are members of Open Door church in Raleigh, NC. I have a son, Nick and a daughter, Rena.
Raised as a Catholic in a small-town community, I conformed to the traditions and beliefs of that works-based religion. I had no personal relationship with God and never had a thought that such a relationship was even possible. I knew of God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit but I didn’t know God. God had a plan for this little Catholic boy though and, by the Spirit, I received the first of two callings sent to me. I was in church with my mother and brothers on what was just an average Sunday service when I had a distinct impression which I felt upon me. I was compelled to look at my mom and my brothers standing beside me in the pew and I sensed the words spoken to me, “Take care of them.” I said not a word to my mom and certainly not to my three brothers, but I filed that away in my memory and just wondered about it from time to time. This event has caused me, over the years, to create in me a sense of family that goes beyond my immediate blood kin.
Years later after graduating from school and joining the military, I was married and we had our first child, Nick. I felt a need to go back to church and started attending chapel on base. One day I was packing my duffle in preparation for one of my many deployments and again there came to me that distinct impression; only this time I was told to pack my Bible and take it with me. I was rather shocked in that I didn’t even know I had a bible. But there was a little black Bible on my bookshelf, a King James version. To this day I don’t know where that Bible came from. I took it with me on that deployment and began to read.
I would like to say that as I began reading God’s word, I immediately gave my heart to the Lord but that’s not how it worked for me. I struggled with what I was reading and frustrated that I couldn’t understand hardly anything of it. As a Catholic I never had need to read the Bible and so essentially my mind was a blank slate when I began to read the Word.
God was gracious in His mercy and sent me a brother who explained much of the Bible to me and I began to see “the Way.” I had left the Catholic church and was attending a First Assembly of God church. After several years of study, and no doubt testing God’s patience, I came to the realization that I needed to be born again. I knew I was a sinner but the draw of the lust of the eyes, the flesh, and the pride of life was so strong that I couldn’t fight it by myself. I knew that I needed God’s help if I ever was going to make it and I prayed asking for God to forgive me and make me born again.
God answered my prayers and through the years of spiritual growth, sinning, repenting, more growth and so on, I have become a follower of Christ. This has included many changes in my life; some negative, some positive. I have not since heard that distinct impression but I have been given a love for God that continues to grow and a sincere desire to share Christ with everyone. God has given me a desire to preach the word of God in open air settings and in personal one-on-one conversations. At 62 years of age, I’m entering into a time of life where retirement from my secular work is an intriguing prospect. It is my prayer that I would use the rest of the time God has given me in the service of full-time ministry of evangelism and open-air preaching.
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
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