The role of an evangelist In response to the previous question, the term "evangelist" is used several times in the NT. Philip was an "evangelist" (Acts 21:8). Eph 4:11 lists "evangelists" with apostles, prophets, shepherds, & teachers as people given to the church for the equipping of the saints for ministry. Paul told Timothy in 2 Tim 4:5 to do the work of an "evangelist." A biblical evangelist is someone like Philip who is specially gifted and active in proclaiming the gospel to unbelievers. This does not deny that every Christian is called to evangelize. When people are saved under the ministry of an evangelist, the evangelist has a responsibility to lead them to become incorporated into a local church.
Great Sermon! A good message about missions and church planting. Can you tell me what exactly is the role of an evangelist? In some churches the "evangelist" basically goes from church to church to preach to Christians, hoping to bring revival to that local church. Is that biblical?
Stephen Sherman was trained for pastoral ministry at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California, where he graduated in May 2005. ¬†Before coming to CFC in 2005, Steve served as the associate pastor of Grace Fellowship, a Southern Baptist church in Rowland Heights,...