In the New Testament, Paul addresses three epistles to men preaching the gospel. These men, called"evangelists" (one who brings good news) are charged to "Preach the word!" God gave evangelists for the equipping and building up of the body (Ephesians 4:11–12). Many confuse evangelists with the roles of pastors or ministers. The word "pastor" refers to the elders of the church. Every Christian is a minister, or servant. Evangelists are simply preachers of the gospel. Their job is to "preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching" (2 Timothy 4:2–5).
- Justin Roberson is one of our evangelists. He came to work with the Danville Road congergation in June 2014. He is in his eleventh year of full time preaching work having labored with local churches in Lexington, Tuscaloosa, and now Decatur, Alabama. He has made two preaching trips abroad to the Czech Republic. He holds a bachelor of history from The University of North Alabama, and Master of Education from The University of West Alabama. He is married to his sweetheart Lauren who was a teacher in the Tuscaloosa County School System. They have three children ages 7 and under.
Danville Road also has a heart for training young evangelists. We were blessed to have John Junkin with us in that role most recently. We are hopeful that we will be able to bring in another man soon to fill this role again.