God gave the church the gift of evangelists because he knew we needed it. Pastors, church members, church staff, the saved and unsaved all need to be exposed to this gift, so they can not only be encouraged but also help the lost and hurting discover the only hope of this world: the gospel.
I was a broken, suicidal, religious, 21-year-old man without purpose, direction or hope. I was lost spiritually. I was lost emotionally. I was completely lost in every sense of the word. Raised in a great church, I had been exposed to some of the best preaching imaginable, yet I never could relate to the sermons or the great orators delivering them. Like masses do every year, I moved out of the church the same day I moved out of my parents’ home. I never planned on returning.