Bill Adams – Atlanta, GA
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.
Rich Albright – Hamilton Montana
Although I feel I was saved at 16 I had no spiritual guidance and for many years used Christ as a life preserver, calling on him only when desperate. Somewhere around 1990 I found myself much addicted to drugs and alcohol, I served my own private trinity, me, myself and I. Then about this time of full blown sin I had to regularly go to the In-laws house across town. I had to pass a little green church. For years I never noticed it. However one day, it began to bother me.The building I mean. The more I drove past it, the more I felt dirty and ashamed at who I had become. I had wonderful kids and an incredible wife. But I was arrogant and cruel to others. The conviction got so bad that I would hold up my hand and cover my view so I didn’t see that little church when I went by. After weeks, I couldn’t take it no more! I told my wife, that church is talking to me! We need to go. After quite the discussion, we went. The body was so gracious to us hippies. A few Sundays later we both cried out to Jesus Christ to free us from our hopeless drug addiction. To our amazement and His glory, He did. People that have been intimate with darkness truly appreciate the light.
My wife and I have been married 37 yrs. We have three grown children. All saved by the grace of God and serving in the same church in Corpus Christi Tx. I have a ministry at a local convalescent home to the aged and dying where I preach Christ 2-3 times a month and do evangelism wherever we can find a crowd. I have preached at churches a few times here in the U.S. and a few times in the Philippines. I am a Refrigeration Tech by trade. With the abundance of hunting, fishing and incredible scenery all around us here in western Montana it’s easy to get distracted, but my passion is the glory of Christ, the Authority of scripture and if I am so blessed to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
We recently became members of Grace Church Missoula. (gracechurchmissoula.org)
Dorothy Boyett – Lubbok, TX
I became a Christian in the 70’s,. attended church faithfully and engaged in all the activities although I only shared my faith when asked. When I read Hell’s Best Kept Secret I understood true Biblical repentance versus false conversion. I started handing out tracts and enrolled in the school of biblical evangelism on-line. After attending the Great News Network boot camp in 2004 my life took on a new role I was now “going out of my way” to engage people in Biblical conversations.
I heard about the work Bill Adams was doing with Sports Fans Outreach and signed up for the Super Bowl outreach in Dallas. Since then I have attended several and had the opportunity to go with a team to my native England for several evangelistic events.
I am a member of Temple Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Each week I go to Texas Tech University to hand out tracts and do one-to one witnessing.
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.
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
Jason Cantrell – Kathleen, GA
I didn’t grow up as a Christian and from a very early age I enjoyed being a rebel. While in High School I got involved with alcohol and drugs and was arrested for the first time my senior year. By the age of 21, my sinful and self serving lifestyle led me into Federal Prison where I served 28 months. Praise be to the Lord that He used this experience to get my attention and turn my life around. He converted me while in prison and then sent a man to disciple me. We got to spend a year and a half just studying the Bible. I now look back on my time in prison with thanksgiving. After being released in 2000, I moved to Atlanta and joined a “house church” that met in a coffee shop in Little 5 Points. As a church, we tried to serve the community and be faithful witnesses in this dark neighborhood. We got to know, serve, and share the gospel with the locals, the homeless community, and with runaways. I still enjoy going down to Little 5 Points and sharing the gospel. For the past 3 years the focus of my ministry has been to pre-born children, their parents, and those involved in the abortion industry. I try to offer help to all those who want it in the name of Christ, but I believe in a gospel centered approach to this sin. I believe in preaching the gospel and calling sinners to repent and believe on Christ. I also try to encourage the church to be a voice for the voiceless and to take a stand against the American Holocaust.
Find Jason on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014069468616
Also visit his website – legalmurder.net
Jamie Clark – Lexington, SC
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. With the blessing of our pastor at Lexington Baptist Church, I proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the open air, as well as distribute tracts and engage in individual conversations, on a weekly basis in downtown Columbia, SC , where the Lord has been gracious to allow me to serve as a leader for Gospel of God Ministries. I’m humbled for the opportunity to preach Christ through the ministry of Sports Fan Outreach, and the SFOI 1000 to SEC fans, knowing how big college football is here in the Southeast. The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Kathy, and two children.
Find Jamie on Social Media at:https://www.facebook.com/jamie.clark.3591 https://www.instagram.com/jmc8769/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/
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.
John Crowley – FL
2004 Born Again at Calvary Chapel
2006 Share Jesus without fear Training
2009 Way of the Master BasicTraining
2009 Way of the Master Intermediate Training
2010 Ambassador Academy Way of the Master
2011 Foot of the Cross Bible and leadership training
2012 Grief Share leader- Calvary Chapel Leadership
2014 Super Bowl Outreach New York
2008-Present The Bridge Evangelist -President
2014-Present His Glory –Evangelist outreach
Matt De Jesus – Tempe, Arizona
I was introduced to the Gospel 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, 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.
I have 3 adult children that the Lord has richly blessed me with. God has also blessed me with a video production business that I’ve owned for more than 30 years producing secular and Christian videos. I have produced several videos for Tony Mianoʼs Cross Encounters Ministries as well as Apologia Church and others.
Peter Doherty – St. Paul, MN
My name is Peter and I live in St. Paul, MN with my three sons. I’m pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Religion at Liberty University with an emphasis in evangelism and church planting. I enjoy swimming, cycling and running and compete as an age group triathlete during the summer months. I plan to go into full time ministry after graduation in 2020 focusing on evangelism and church planting here in the US and abroad.
I have not always faithfully obeyed and followed our Lord Jesus Christ. Like many who confess they are Christians, I did not fully understand the pathway to salvation and abandoned God in pursuit of the passions and desires of my flesh. It was when I was brought to my knees after 35 years of sinful and disobedient behavior I realized I needed to completely surrender my life to following Jesus.
Since that day in July of 2009, my life has been radically changed and is a constant journey of transformation. My transformation is not of my own will but accomplished only through repentance and the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul states; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here” (2 Cor 5:17). Because of all Christ has done for me, I’ve committed the rest of my life to serving our Lord Jesus Christ and sharing the gospel with the lost every chance I get.
My friend Keith and I began open air preaching and witnessing to the lost in the summer of 2017 after attending Ray Comforts Living Waters Ambassadors Academy. We regularly “go” and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at major sporting events, University of MN campus, streets of downtown Minneapolis and other venues and places that attract large crowds of the unchurched and false converts.
As evangelists we must preach the entire truth of the gospel and not just the peace, love and joy that is a byproduct of our faith. Many churches today are filled with false converts because they fail to preach about God’s judgement and wrath that lies ahead for those who do not repent of their sins and seek transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit. We must encourage the sinner to hit their knees in repentance if they are going to be saved when the day of judgement is upon them. In the words of Charles Spurgeon; “If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled, in the teeth or our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” May the power and strength of the Lord be in our presence always as we go out into a broken and sinful world and participate in God’s redemptive plan to rescue His children through their complete surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ!
Andrew Easling – Downs, IL
I was Born again at the age of five. I grew up in a large family and was extremely shy. I recall the first time a friend took me out to evangelize, I guess I was around eight years old or so and we went to a grocery store. He left me near the entry with some tracts and proceeded to talk with someone in the parking lot. I remember I was so petrified that I could not so much as bring myself to put my hand out to offer a tract to someone. Around this time I had been learning through Ray Comfort how to evangelize. But I had not yet been able to overcome my fear, and had a deep root of fear of rejection hindering me. During this time I made a “deal” with God that if I could fly on an airplane I would share the gospel with whoever I sat next to. Well, by the age of eleven He granted that request and I was able to fly. The person I sat next to was an older woman and with great fear and trembling (literally) I presented the gospel to her. This began my experience in evangelism.
Since then I have shared Christ with countless people over the years, using my job and every day life to sow, encourage, teach and disciple the steady flow of people I am in contact with. I am now married and have three children–all of whom, I have learned, are my most crucial test and training grounds for outside ministry. I know that if I do not first invest in my family’s lives and train them up in the way they should go, then I am as the Bible says, “…worse than an infidel.” 1 Tim 5:8
My passion is to Do the will of the Father. I want to see our nation turn back to God; the only way is through the heart. “And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Mal 4:6. It is clear that as a father goes so goes his household, and as the household goes so goes the nation. I have seen and am convinced that we are in the last days and it is clear that unless we repent to God as a nation, we will be destroyed, just as every other nation in history has.
May God have mercy on us and may our hearts be turned back to Him.
Rick Garland – Bakersfield, CA
My name is Rick Garland. I married my wife Amy in 2013 and we care for 2 foster children. I have been open air preaching since 2012.
In 2016 my church commissioned me as a missionary to minister on the streets as well as the prisons of California. My ministry is Lighthouse Gospel Ministries and my website is www.gospelbeacon.org.
In the prisons I preach Bible study and evangelistic chapels, provide Bible’s and Christian books for inmates as well as disciple men in Christian living.
Ben Grady – Madison, TN
My name is Ben Grady. I have been a servant of Christ for five years now. My childhood was spent in a secular home where I didn’t know anything about the Lord. The Lord got my attention after I came to Nashville and started attending a church where I was involved in a study through the Bible. For a time I struggled with whether the Bible could be trusted, but God supernaturally caused me to trust on His word and follow Jesus. Immediately I wanted to share the good news with others, although my knowledge was very shallow and filled with bad theology. I didn’t know anything about what it meant to follow Jesus, but I knew that He said that He had nowhere to lay His head and that those who claim to live in Him must walk as He walked, so I thought that God wanted me to be homeless to follow Him. I became voluntarily homeless, ended up at the local homeless shelter, went through their Life Recovery Program, and have now been on staff for a little over four years. Over time, God has opened my eyes to the glory of the depth of the gospel and good theology. The Lord has so blessed me to give me a job where I get to spread the gospel and work with computers at the same time. I now desire to do what I can to share with all of Jesus and to glorify God in doing so. I have also been blessed with a wonderful wife! We just celebrated our second anniversary.
Find Ben on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.j.grady
Jamie Hall – Myrtle Beach, SC
My name is James Hall. I’m from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I am single, never married. I am 43 years of age. I have been street evangelizing for 5 years. I currently evangelize on the street around my area as well as neighboring states, Superbowls and the Kentucky Derby.
At 16 years old I surrendered to the Lord’s will on my heart. After many months of suppressing the truth. Listening to the Pastor preach on Hell. I sat on the back row of a Southern Baptist Church and became aware that day that Hell was very real to me. I had no idea when I was gonna die, or had any control over my life.
Being brought up in a church that had man- centered beliefs, such as decisionism, works, and tradition. I was unaware and had no discernment at the time.
Through studying of the Holy Scriptures for myself and relying on the Holy Spirit for discernment. Christ continually revealed the truth to me, and continues too, even to this day. About 10 years ago I heard a sermon that completely changed my life, called “Hell’s best kept Secret” – by Ray Comfort. The one sermon sparked the fuel for the fire in my desire and the love I had for Christ to share the Gospel.
Several years after being called to assistant teaching at the church I was from. I joined an evangelist group called The 5 Solas Outreach Ministry. After learning quite a bit of reform theology I was quickly brought to my knees again in repentance to the Lord. There I truly learned how to share my faith openly, Preaching through Open-Air, and one on one evangelism. We taught each other and Truly equipped ourselves for the work of the Lord.
Four years ago I defended my faith and view of the scriptures to my local church. After the confrontation I left my first church for Christ, my first love. I have attended two reformed churches since. The second Reformed Baptist church is my current church I attending now. Continuing to be edified by my Lord Jesus Christ till the day he calls me home. Soli Deo Gloria
Kris Hudson – Fargo, ND
I have been doing street evangelism since July 2011. When I attended the Living Waters Ambassadors Academy #20 that is what the Lord used to equip me for sharing the gospel.
I grew up in a Christian home where both my parents came into their marriage already converted by God. They raised my siblings and I in the way of the Lord. When I was in first grade my mom led me in a sinner’s prayer. From that time until my freshman year of college I thought I was converted but in reality I was a false convert. During that time I was involved with AWANA, youth group, youth trips, and sunday school. Even though I never doubted God’s existence and enjoyed talking to people at the evangelical megachurch I essentially grew up in I didn’t care too much about it.
The weekend before I started my last semester of government high school I started to realize how fast my life had been going. I started to think about the reality of mortality and thought about where I would spend my eternity. For the next few months God worked on me to think about the reality that I would die one day and stand in front and give an account of my life to him. That period of time was one of the most depressing times of my life to this day for me.
Once when summer came I went to a two week college ministry conference that helped me prepare for worldview challenges I’d be facing at my secular college. I learned a lot of good information about defending the Christian worldview. I also didn’t want to be a part of the church drop out rate statistic as well.
A couple months later I started my first semester of college. Even though I lived in the college dorms I wanted to get a ride to the evangelical megachurch for their church service. I was unable to get a ride to the megachurch but I did find a ride to a Baptist church in town. Through the preaching at the services and college ministry bible studies of that Baptist church God worked on me and I saw that I needed to make a true profession of faith. During my first college winter break I turned from my sin and put my trust in Christ alone for forgiving my sin. That occured on December 30, 2009.
I currently live in Oklahoma but for the last 8 years I did a lot of street evangelism in Fargo, North Dakota. I evangelized the North Dakota State Bison home football games, North Dakota State University, Newman Outdoor Field (independent baseball league stadium), Fargo Marathons, Fargo Air Show, various kinds of downtown Fargo parades, stoplight preaching at various intersections, and a government school.
I’m a member in good standing with Metropolitan Baptist Church in Fargo, ND. I have a blog and a Facebook page called Lefty for Biblical Evangelism. My blog website is lefty4be.blogspot.com
Find Kris on Facebook at: Facebook.com/Leftypreacher
Dick Maxwell – New Port Richey, FL
My name is Dick Maxwell and I surrendered to Christ in 1985. I came from a background steeped in drugs, alcohol and sinful dysfunction. At first I didn’t have any strong discipleship and suffered emotionally which resulted in a long road out of sin and into knowing His Lordship. I was eventually led to a church in 1990 and have been a part of it ever since, interrupted by five years helping establish training schools in the Dominican Republic. The name of the church is Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey, FL and I have been on staff since October 14, 2002. Around 2010, the Lord called my wife and I to minister the Gospel at abortion facilities in the Tampa Bay area. For me it was both terrifying and fulfilling as I was forced to depend more and more on God to empower me to deny myself and obey my Lord.
Through relationships built in this ministry to God’s image bearers, we came to know Scott and Patti Smith and through that friendship I found myself not just introduced to open air preaching but invited to the 2012 Dogwoood Festival to receive training from Bill Adams, Scott Smith and Tony Miano and to put it into practice on the streets of Atlanta. I was off and running from that point forward.
Since then, I have been a part of a few training events with SFOI and this will be my third SBO. We are still heavily involved in ministry to the preborn. Our ministry around Tampa Bay and elsewhere in the country to the preborn holds me back from the time I would like to spend with other street preachers at times but that very same ministry would not be nearly as powerful if it were not for the fellowship that I have with SFOI and the guys I have come to know. SFOI is every bit as responsible as my own church in the work that God has done in my heart to prepare me to fulfill His calling.
In addition to proclaiming the Gospel at an abortion facility, we preach regularly in downtown Clearwater around Scientology facilities and during their outreaches, at various LGBT events as well as at public events in New Port Richey and surrounding cities. I recently taught a class at our church on proclaiming and and was able to use the book “A Certain Sound” by Scott Smith and Ryan Denton. I thank God for the fellowship of SFOI and for the iron sharpening iron which God has done through those whom He has placed me beside.
Mark McDonald – Seminole, FL
As far back as I can remember I had the distinct knowledge of right and wrong and a knowledge of God the Father in my heart! I never wanted to disappoint him but throughout my life I would do it again and again! Feelings of guilt gripped me to the core and my testimony is one filled with depression, drugs, alcohol, and broken families. I believed on Jesus Christ for well over 20 years of my 50 year life but it wasn’t until 10 years ago, when I married my wife Stacy, that I began to apply this truth I have known for so long to my own life! My sanctification has been a slow steady one and I praise God for his longsuffering and patience towards me!
My only aim in life now is to live in obedience to God! I hunger to share the love of Christ with those I meet! I preach weekly at a local abortion clinic as well as at Drag Queen Story Hours and Pride Festivals. My wife and I formed Life Plea Ministries back in April and have been so blessed watching the opportunities that God has afforded us since then. To learn more about the ministry God gave us please visit www.lifepleaministries.com. I want to learn how to share the Gospel and the love of Christ more effectively! I am looking forward to my first Super Bowl Outreach!
Jason McGough – Loris, SC
My name is Jason McGough. I am originally from Massachusetts. I have been married for 12 years to my lovely bride Missy. I have 4 children. Morgan (19), Jayce (10) Lillie (7), and Knox (1). And now one grandchild. Kennedy (6 mos).
I served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years aboard the submarine USS Miami (SSN-755) otherwise known as the “Big Gun” as a Mess Specialist (Cook). I departed the military in 2003 and moved to where I now call home, South Carolina. I began work at the outback Steakhouse as a grill cook and at that time met my beautiful bride, who was a server, Missy McGough. After hearing the Gospel and Christ regenerated my heart a year after meeting Missy, we were joined together in marriage and began our life together as one.
For about 8 years we immersed ourselves into a local Baptist church right down the road from where we lived and served in children’s ministry and choir singing. About 4 years ago a friend reached out to me about a local street ministry opportunity in Myrtle Beach. I had felt a burning desire to tell others about Christ, so this was my chance. After that night, I began to minister in the streets and joined my 1st outreach with a large group at the Fall for Greenville festival in 2013. After attending this outreach, I was introduced to SFOI and the SBO by a friend, and now this will be my 5th Super Bowl. My 2nd as Co-Director and 3rd as an unofficial Team Leader.
It has been a great pleasure serving with SFOI for the past 5 years as a student and helping hand to the ministry. I have met so many wonderful saints and look forward to serving more and more until the Lord returns or calls me home! Soli Deo Gloria.
Nathaniel Porter – Akron, OH
When I was six years old, I asked Jesus into my heart while I was on the potty. Growing up in an ordinary American evangelical household, I believed that praying the simple prayer of “Jesus please come into my heart,” was both necessary and sufficient to be saved from my sins. My parents had left the ELCA church we were attending around this time in my life because they had begun affirming homosexuality even in the early 1990s. We moved a non-denominational church that was more biblical, preached God’s Word, and encouraged personal study. Throughout my childhood my mom took me to all of the vacation bible schools and other church activities she could find. She always told me to think about Jesus before she dropped me off at. My dad always encouraged me to “keep my Bible where I could get at it.” My parents did the best they knew how to raise me in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
The problem was that the simple prayer didn’t bring about my conversion and Jesus wasn’t “in my heart.” The first time I look at pornography was when I was thirteen, I first got drunk when I was seventeen, and the first time I abused drugs was when I was twenty-three. I lived my life as a moralistic-therapeutic-deist. I was moralistic because I knew the Bible and the rules of pietistic Christianity. I was either proud and self-justified by this knowledge, or crushed when I failed to live up to my imaged standard. At the times I was crushed, I would come to God to therapeutically to either have my sins forgiven and to get more of His stuff. Finally, I was very deistic in that I didn’t see God as particularly involved in my affairs.
My conversion came when I was in law school at the age of twenty-seven. During the time I was in law school I had become severely addicted to Adderall and opiates. I had even obtained two different scripts from separate doctors. I was eventually caught double-dipping, cut off by the doctors, and was no longer able to continue in my addiction. Because of this I was forced to take a medical leave from law school and also to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. AA’s third step is to “Make a decision to turn your will and life over to God.” This is an impossible task for the natural man as I quickly found out. Around this time, I was also listening to sermons by a famous preacher in the Presbyterian tradition who made a point to preach the Gospel each time he exposited the Word. One night I had cried out that Jesus would never leave me, and this time God used a simple prayer to effect my conversion. Something had changed; I was changed and I needed to know what had happened.
I became Reformed early in my faith. When I was converted I immediately knew that my entire life I had not actually been a Christian. The first book of the Bible that I studied in any depth was Paul’s letter to the Romans. Romans 1:18-32 was the first place in the Bible that I noticed the Scriptures lining up perfectly with reality because it seemed to perfectly describe the depths of my depravity. I realized from this study that I was formally a God-hater and was now made new threw faith in Christ alone and not by any moralistic work.
Shortly after I became a Christian I served for three and half years in the middle school ministry at my former non-denomination church. There I taught a group of students from the time they were in sixth grade through eighth grade and began with a fresh crop of students until I moved to a new church in the winter of 2018. I am now a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and hold to the Westminster Standards. I have been engaged in street evangelism since the summer of 2018.
Ministry Page— https://www.facebook.com/G220-Ministries-165211610257462/
Heath Pucel – Green Bay, WI
My name is Heath Pucel. I’ve been married 15 years a wonderful wife who keeps me humble. I live in Green Bay Wisconsin, and have a passion for teaching and training the Word. 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 attended previous witnessing training 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, 6 Super Bowl Outreaches, 5 Kentucky Derby Outreaches, OAC SET 2012 and 2013. The Sweet Auburn Festival, ministry at ASU, UW Stevens Point and Madison campuses. 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 as well as lead outreach teams with all praise, glory and honor to His name.
Joshua & Rachael Richards – Belle Center, Ohio
Greetings to our World Wide Web visitors in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. We are the Richards Family “Missionaries to Ohio…and beyond!”
In 2006, Joshua Richards went on his first mission’s trip with missionaries from Campus Crusade to Wildwood, New Jersey to share the Gospel using Spiritual surveys along the boardwalk.
In 2010, God further impressed the calling for Joshua to share the Gospel on the way to a homeschool retreat called the “Ohio Summer Rendezvous” when a Christian passenger accompanying him drew a handwritten sign on the trip that said “Honk if you love Jesus”!” and placed it the back window of the car. Joshua witnessed first-hand the favorable responses that fellow drivers had to it.
In December 2014, God called Joshua to begin open air preaching for the first time.
In November 2017, God led Joshua to join the George Whitefield Program led by Bill Adams of Sports Fan Outreach International. Joshua has shared the Gospel in 10 different states, as well as in Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil.
In August 2012, Rachael went on her first mission’s trip to England with Answers in Genesis. Rachael has also shared the Gospel in Ohio, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Georgia, as well as in Mexico and Brazil.
In October 2016, Joshua married his lovely wife Rachael. Together in June 2017 they purchased and moved into their first house in Belle Center, OH. In October 2018, they welcomed their first child, Isaiah Whitefield into the world.
Our ministry is to present unbelievers with the Gospel through tracts, scripture signs and banners, personal conversations, and open-air preaching of the glorious Words of God.
We believe God’s will for all outreaches is to love God, love people, and share Christ MORE!
Grace, mercy, & peace
The Richards Family
Joshua, Rachael, & Isaiah
Frank Rollberg – Muscle Shoals, AL
In the year 2000 God saved me by his amazing grace.I was raised Catholic when I was younger but my family only went on Christmas and Easter. I was sent to catechism classes and conformation classes but it meant nothing to me. It was just what you did back then. I lived my life as a rebel and was a wicked man only living for self. But at work one day at lunch there was a young man sitting across the table who was a JW. And he asked me if I were to die would I go to heaven?
I said yes I thought I was pretty good person compared to the rest of mankind, I said I did more good things than bad. He asked if I had a Bible at home and I said yes. He said read it. So I picked up the Bible never read it in my life and started reading it for the first time and GOD started to open my eye’s. I couldn’t put it down there was a hunger there that was never there before. After some months of non stop reading the Truth of His Word God was convicting me showing me that I was a wicked lost man born in sin and that I was not good at all according to His standard. In the spring of the year 2000 in my room one night broken over my sin I cried out to God to save me and forgive me of all my sin confessing and forsaking all the sin I could remember in my life repenting of all that I could remember and asking God to change my heart to love and follow Him in obedience putting my trust my faith in Him alone. From that day forward God changed my heart to seek after him and gave me such a hunger for Him and His Word. I had to tell people about Him and what He has done for me from that point on begain sharing with people especially my wife Lisa who thought I was absolutely out of my mind. She was not a believer at that time it took a couple of years for God to save her also Praise His Glorious Name! Tried to find a Biblical Church in the suburb of Chicago where we lived at the time and just couldn’t find anything biblical without driving 2 hours from our house. Evently heard Paul Washer speak in Alabama and a few years after that in 2008 we evently moved to Alabama to get our family under the preaching of the Word we took it that seriously. Our families thought we were crazy but we moved anyway. Went to the same church that we seen Paul Washer speak and about 3 years ago my Pastor who is involved with Heartcry planted a Church in the area and we are part of that work right now where we are members. We have the full support of our Church and Pastor for the evangelistic ministry that we do in and around the area which consists of open air preaching, college campus ministry etc. May our Great God receive All the Glory. There is No King but Christ!!
Peter Salas – Monroe, GA
I am 50 years old, and have been married for 22 years to Andrea. We have two sons (Jarod, 18 and Jonah 16). We enjoy the privilege of serving in ministry together. I was raised Catholic but walked away from it when I turned 18 years old, and continued to wander around as a pagan until the Lord saved me in the summer of 2000.
For over nine years, the Lord has allowed me to be a part of a wonderful group of men with whom I have been ministering in Athens, GA, near the campus of the University of Georgia, as well as at numerous events. By the grace of God, SBO ’19 will be my 6th opportunity to preach the Gospel at the Super Bowl. To God be the glory!
Jeff Sauriki – Summerville, SC
My name is Jeff Sauricki. I have lived in Grayson GA for the last 15 years and before that in Northeast Ohio. I will be married 42 year in August to my High School sweetheart Susan. My daughters Amy and Marianne live here in GA as well. I have 10 grandchildren. Amy is mother to two of my granddaughters and Marianne is mother to two granddaughters and 6 grandsons. I am a member of Lilburn Alliance Church in Tucker.
God called me to be an evangelist in 2009 and that same year I attended Living Waters Ambassador Academy #11. Some of my service to God has included going weekly to a Youth Detention Center for 5 years, the last 4 Super Bowl outreaches, Fall for Greenville, Dogwood Festival, monthly trips to minister in Charleston SC and other various ministries in Atlanta. These 6 years have taught me a lot about what I don’t know when it come to God and his word.
My prayer SFOI would honor the Lord, that everyone would be safe, that we would see God at work through us, that the lost would see and hear our compassion for the them and that brothers and sisters in Christ would demonstrate the same love that made 1st century people marvel.
Andy Sherrill – Collinwood, TN
My name is Andy Sherrill. My story is one of redemption and undeserved favor. I was the youngest child out nine. My mother was a believer, but my father was not. Very early in my life the Lord opened my mind to receive the Gospel. I was very young, but I was a sinner through and through. I was saved in August 1990 at the age of seven.
At the age of fourteen, the Lord allowed me to go through a period of serious anxiety. I began to doubt my salvation and began to fear that I had committed an unpardonable sin. This fear crippled me. It drove me to my knees and gave me an insatiable desire to understand the Word of God. Over the next year and a half He graciously brought me through it with a deepened walk with Him and a new burden to serve Him. The Lord was so kind to bring my father to repentance during this time.
At the age sixteen, it became clear to me that the Lord was calling me into the Gospel ministry. The Church where I was a member put me under watch care to confirm my calling. Then ordained me in the summer of 2001. I have served in this very Church as a pastor ever since.
There have been many battles and many struggles through the years, but the Lord has remained faithful. He has given me a beautiful family; my dear wife of seventeen years and two lovely daughters. He has blessed me to serve in a Church, which is committed to the Truth of His Word. I have had the great privilege of preaching the Gospel for nineteen years. And I have been able to watch the Lord radically transform many people.
My story certainly is not the result of my righteousness, or of my own faithfulness. For in myself I have neither. My only hope is in the blood of Christ which was shed on my behalf. His atonement on the cross of Calvary is the foundation of my access to God by faith. I am but an unworthy sinner who has found grace in the eyes of the Lord and it is my desire to point other sinners to the only Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Because of the Cross,
James Sherrill – Collinwood, TN
Formerly a Freemason and an entertainer, for the glory of self,
I was born again in 2014. After being baptized upon my profession of faith in Christ, my wife and I became members of New Life Baptist Church in Collinwood TN where I have had the opportunity to the propagate gospel and lead the congregational singing for the glory of God.
Mark Skelly – New Port Richey, FL
My name is Mark Skelly, I’ve been a Christian since the 1980s. I do several ministries. First a YouTube channel with Spanish testimonies, gospel music, etc… I get the videos from satellite.
Second is Evangelistic Art, these are murals in key locations that portray the Gospel message.
This year I’ve been a Missionary to Columbia, Cuba twice and Mexico. Just learned how to make my own T-Shirts, so I make my own Gospel Related shirts, I’ve sold several of these shirts on E-Bay. Weekly I do a tract ministry and a sticker ministry. I’m also exploring new ways to preach the Gospel, I do a “Prize Wheel Ministry” you take a one of those Prize Wheels and have a gospel related prize, it’s works amazing and people Come to you!
My degree is in Computer Programming, I have a small business that other people run, this allows me free time to work on several different ministries.
This year, I’m just starting to learn “Won by one” street ministry, and I would like to learn street preaching and that is why I signed up for this trip.
Everet Slaugenhaupt – Eaton, CO
I’ve grown up in a Christian home. I’m 17 years old. I believe it was in sixth grade up at a retreat with my youth group that a real, saving relationship with the Lord really began between Him and I. I plan to pursue some kind of degree at Cedarville University in the fall of 2020, and then go on to become a pastor. I got into street evangelism a while ago and have been mentored by an experienced street evangelist, Steve Bauer, through it. I wish to stand as the prophets of old did, as Micah, Amos, Jeremiah, and all the others, proclaiming the Word of God. I wish to speak the truth. Right now, I try to lead the young Christian men around me (although I don’t always do this too well) and want to see a great revival. Praise the Lord that in my weakness Christ is strong. “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21, ESV). And a phrase that’s stuck with me that my uncle once said, though it may be slightly paraphrased: “Let me know the Living God or let me die.”
Some social media/website links:
Facebook, blog page: https://www.facebook.com/inloveright/
Instagram, blog page: https://www.instagram.com/inloveright/
Twitter, blog page: https://twitter.com/inloverightblog
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 was raised Catholic, and attended a local church faithfully. None of that set me free from the bondage of a life of sin. It was all in the name of good works that I went to church on Sundays. That is not what saved my soul and made me become renewed. My conversion came about when I decided to truly open up the scriptures and read what God’s Truth is all about. Hearing the preaching of the cross is when I repented of my sin and asked for His forgiveness. It was the power of God’s Spirit that made the change in my life that I was absolutely helpless to do on my own after exhausting efforts. While reading the scriptures I began developing a compassion for lost souls. I reached out to an evangelist by the name of Tommy Waltz at Gospel of God Ministries who discipled me through a curriculum to learn how I can share my faith. As my faith became action I had an increasing desire to see souls won to the Lord. I was then introduced to Sports Fans Outreach, which allowed me to participate in major sporting events proclaiming the gospel to sports fans.
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 http://www.gospelgm.com
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
Jeff Warner – Bull Shoals, AR
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.
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Zoe White – Tickfaw, LA
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 and one on the way that keep our home quite lively: Zuri, Cruz, Crozby, and Azalea.
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.
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
Mark Yoho – Sugar Valley, GA
Mark was raised in a non-Christian home in Canton Ohio with a little exposure to Roman Catholicism. Upon Graduation from High school in 1983 he served 3 years active duty military in the US Army. Shortly after discharge, the Nation being in an economic recession, Mark moved to the Atlanta Georgia area seeking employment.
There he met the love of his life and they lived together for 10 years. Through alcohol, drugs, and the pursuit of personal wealth Mark suffered the loss of family and all of his possessions. It was during this time that Mark walked into Newtown Baptist Church in Calhoun GA and heard Pastor David Ray preach a sermon titled, “You must be born again.” As soon as the invitation was given Mark met Pastor Ray in the altar where he repented of sin and trusted CHRIST as his personal Savior. On March 29, 1998 Mark Yoho was born again and life began to radically change. Mark began to share his newfound faith in CHRIST immediately and continued to make it a lifestyle.
Seven months later GOD restored his relationship with the love of his life, he and Gynnette were finally and forever married. Four years later, February 17, 2002, GOD called Mark to preach as an evangelist. As an evangelist Mark has traveled all across the US conducting evangelistic outreaches, teaching evangelism, and preaching revivals. Much of the evangelistic outreaches have been in the inner city and at major events. Since December 1, 2007 Mark has served GOD as a full time vocational evangelist in his own ministry, the Fourth Watch Evangelistic Ministry www.fourthwatchministry.com.
Mark and Gynnette live in the little community of Sugar Valley, nestled in the mountains of North Georgia. They have two married children and their home church is Sugar Valley Baptist Church in Sugar Valley, GA