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.

ForColumbus gives college students ‘different kind of missions experience’

A team of seven Alabama collegians traveled to Columbus, Ohio, June 7–17 to join with more than 500 students from around the country to participate in ForColumbus, a 10-day extension of Crossover. Crossover is the [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Collegiate Ministries, Evangelism, Missions, News|0 Comments

New Sunday School Material

I just sat through a meeting, being introduced to new LifeWay Sunday School material that will feature a 6 week evangelism emphasis in 2016! This will be one of the greatest new approaches we have [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Categories: Evangelism, Sunday School|Comments Off on New Sunday School Material

Why are we here?

Today’s guest blog post is from Anna Henderson, a student at Judson College. She and other college students from Alabama are serving in the ForColumbus effort in Columbus, OH during this years Southern Baptist Convention. Today began bright [...]

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Seeing God in the Small Things

Today’s guest blog post is from Brittany Jackson, a student at Auburn University Montgomery. She and other college students from Alabama are serving in the ForColumbus effort in Columbus, OH during this years Southern Baptist Convention. [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Categories: Collegiate Ministries, Evangelism|Comments Off on Seeing God in the Small Things

Sharing Across Alabama

Some have said, “Pastors will be held responsible for the failure to train lay persons to share their faith,” and Ephesians 4:11-12 does say “we are to equip His people for works of service.” Baptism [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|Categories: Evangelism|0 Comments

State Evangelism Conference to be streamed live

Over the past few years we have been excited to offer access to live streaming video from the State Evangelism Conference. We are excited to once again say that this will be available! We will [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|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