The Office of Evangelism seeks to aid Christians in the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness.

Learn more about our 10 year emphasis by visiting GreatCommissionGPS.org.

Missionary Staff –
Sammy Gilbreath – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 320
direct 334-613-2320

Phil Winningham – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 260
direct 334-613-2260

Terry Long – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 368
direct 334-613-2368

Ministry Assistants –
Amy Nelson
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 258
direct 334-613-2258

Lori McGough
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 245
direct 334-613-2245

Mass Meetings

Associational Evangelism Conferences – Provide assistance to associations as requested.

State Evangelism Conference – An annual state-wide event with a new format for information, inspiration, featuring great preaching and singing.

Senior Adult Evangelism Conference – Held in the spring and designed to encourage senior adults to reach their peers. A time of inspiration, motivation, fun and practical training.


Making Evangelism a Priority – The Evangelism Office is committed to assisting local churches in developing evangelistic strategies as a priority to reach lost people. Evangelism Office personnel will meet with local church to discuss strategies to develop stronger evangelistic emphasis and awareness in the community.

Alone – Call us for details about this effective evangelism strategy.

Effective Evangelistic Invitation – A one hour presentation on how to give an effective evangelistic invitation. Ideal for pastors conferences. Free materials for attendees.

3151 Challenge – Every Sunday School or small group member is encouraged to take the 3151 Challenge: 3 – Pray for three lost friends daily; 1 – Learn a Gospel presentation; 5 – Invite five people to attend their group; 1 – Share the Gospel at least one time.

Witness Training

CAST – This tool is designed to help you understand the value of your story/testimony and prepare you to begin a witnessing conversation using the letters of the acrostic CAST: Connect, Activity, Spiritual Matters and Tell Your Story.

Life Conversation – This tool helps people use three simple circles that represent God’s Design, Brokenness and the Gospel — which can be drawn, for example, on a napkin during lunch — to communicate the Gospel.

Media Evangelism – This model will teach a person how to use a gospel driven video such as the Billy Graham DVDs or use an iPhone app that will communicate the gospel extremely well.

Specialized Events

Interfaith Witness Seminar – This program is designed to educate and prepare Alabama Baptists in witnessing to those of other faiths. The implementation process involves an annual training conference for potential associates. These associates, in turn, are available to local churches and associations through the Evangelism Office, in their particular area of expertise.

Evangelistic Block Party – A community block party is a special evangelistic event of drama, puppets, music, testimonies, food and prayer to reach unchurched people. The Evangelism Office offers consultation and financial assistance for conducting an evangelistic block party.

Area Crusades in Smaller Associations – To assist rural associations or small groups of churches in conducting evangelistic crusades.

Tent Ministry – Available to associations and churches for revivals, crusades, block parties, etc.

SALT Apologetics Conference – Yearly conference geared toward helping Christians to be better prepared for reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.

Spring Break 2017 Missions Experience

This spring has brought a lot of life change for me and my family. We welcomed our little boy into the world in late March. He is a blessing to our family and is tangible [...]

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Christlikeness is Key to Evangelism, NOBTS President Kelley Says

Kicking off the 2017 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference (SEC) with a challenge for Christlikeness, Chuck Kelley said, “Everything (in regards to the Christian life and evangelism) is based on the assumption that life with [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Glorifying God at Heart of State Evangelism Conference Music

Music featured at the Feb. 27–28 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference provided a little bit of everything — and praising God was the focus of it all. Words of worship flowed from participants’ lips as [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Gaither Vocal Band Member Hampton Says He’s Blessed To Sing Good News

For Gaither Vocal Band member Wes Hampton his calling to ministry came in an unlikely location — an anatomy and physiology class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham more than 17 years ago. “I [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Annual Conference Focuses on Evangelism Resurgence Across State

Once you’ve been touched by the Master Creator, you’re forever changed. And that change should prompt action, Kenny Grant said. “Ordinary people come in contact with extraordinary Christ and are transformed,” said Grant, pastor of [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

We Need to Help World Get Ready to Meet Jesus, Overcome Intellectual Barriers

Alex McFarland has spent the past 25 years sitting down with people who don’t believe in God and asking them, “Why?” “Some are unchurched. Others are de-churched — they have grown up in church and [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments
Feb 25

Pastors and Wives Banquet

February 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Feb 25

State Evangelism Conference

February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Jun 03

Crossover Birmingham 2019

June 3, 2019 - June 8, 2019
 The following are current details of Crossover Birmingham 2019.

  • Website up and running: CrossoverBHM.org
  • 7 associations participating in and around Birmingham
  • Hub churches in each association where door-to-door visitation will take place
  • Seminary students will be participating in door-to-door visitation and will be housed at University of Montevallo
  • Baptist Campus Ministry teams will be present throughout the week
  • Bless Birmingham will encompass:
    • Send Relief medical mobile unit with volunteer doctors from all over North Alabama
    • Send Relief mobile dental unit staffed with dentists from Scottsboro, Huntsville, and Florence. Will have dental hygienists and full dental service available.
    • Nurses coordinated through University of North Alabama nursing program (Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions).
    • 5 feeding units circling inner-city Birmingham all day on Saturday, June 8
    • 14 SOS (Serving Our Savior evangelism witnessing teams) assigned to all feeding, dental and medical mobile units
  • Kickoff rally and evangelism training will be at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 with full training at 7 association Hub churches on Saturday, June 8