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The Evangelism Group helps church leadership and members recognize and communicate the message, methods, motivation and spirit of New Testament evangelism. These tasks are complemented by giving continuous direction to total evangelism emphasis within all of the Convention’s programs. The lead strategist provides administrative oversight to three program areas as well as directing the group’s overall program, calendar and budget planning.

David Burton
Lead Strategist
800-226-8584, ext. 3090
Julie Thompson, ext. 3090


Evangelism is the most effective way of spreading the good news.
 The Florida Baptist Convention Evangelism Division provides resources, strategies and consultations for assisting churches and equipping Christians to share Jesus Christ with others. Remember: It is only GOOD NEWS if they hear it in time!
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” —Matthew 28:18-20

David E. Burton, Lead Strategist

Collegiate Ministries Team


The Collegiate Ministries team coordinates a ministry to Florida’s college and university students through churches, associations and the campus organization – Baptist Campus Ministry. The BCM ministry, coordinated by regional field personnel, fosters evangelism, Bible study and mission action by college and university students.


Burton-12-2011x600.jpg David Burton
Team Strategist
800-226-8584, ext. 3092
Connie Ricks, ext. 3092
  Crawford-12-2011x600.jpg Brad Crawford
Orlando Area
Agarwal-12-2011x600.jpg Rahul Agarwal
Tampa Area
  Gilley-12-2011x600.jpg Eddie L. Gilley
University of Florida
Beauchamp-12-2011x600.jpg Lance Beauchamp
Tallahassee Area
  Olesky-12-2011x600.jpg  Tony Olesky
Pensacola Area
Wofford_Mattx600.jpg Matt Wofford
Miami Area

    Barry Sproles
Jacksonville Area




Personal Evangelism Team


This team strategist seeks to assist churches and associations in planning, promoting, conducting and evaluating personal witnessing efforts, giving particular attention to lay evangelism schools, one-day soul-winning workshops, continuing witness training, youth evangelism conferences and youth evangelism schools.


 Burton-12-2011x600.jpg David Burton
Team Strategist

Angela Conley, 800-226-8584, ext. 3096


Prayer/Spiritual Awakening Team


This team seeks to assist churches and their leadership in understanding the role and purpose of prayer and spiritual awakening as an integral element of a church’s ministry. The team strategist also provides consultation and resources to develop and promote prayer, intercessory prayer and spiritual awakening in the life of a church and individual.


shepherd_06.jpg Rick Shepherd
Team Strategist
800-226-8584, ext. 3098
Kathleen Tompkins, ext. 3098


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