Eph. 4:11 “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,”
Jeremy Bard was born in Miami, Florida, and when he was seven years old, his family moved to Jackson, Kentucky, where he graduated high school in 1997. After two years of college in Lexington, Kentucky, Jeremy moved to Alabama in 2000. There he met Laura, whom he married in 2001. Jeremy has been blessed with godly influences throughout his life — his parents, brother, grandparents, wife, in-laws, and brethren. Many of these have encouraged and aided his efforts to preach the Gospel, the earliest being his maternal grandfather, Vestal Chaffin. Jeremy’s first preaching, as a teenager, was done in southeastern and central Kentucky. In Alabama, he did appointment preaching in numerous places and located work in Vernon and Cullman. He also made preaching trips to Moldova in 2002 and 2003, and to Barbados in 2012 and 2014. Jeremy began his work with the Traders Point church of Christ in March 2014.
The word evangelist comes from the Greek word “evangelistes” which means “one who sounds forth good things, or good teachings.” The evangelist is the one that preaches and teaches God’s word. Although any male Christian can preach or teach publicly, there are men that have dedicated their lives to the Lord’s service in preaching God’s word. As laborers in God’s vineyard they are worthy of their wages that they receive from local congregations that help support them and their families in their efforts (I Cor. 6:9-14, Phil. 4:15-18).
The Evangelist is not an employee of the church but a servant of the Lord. However, he does serve at the good pleasure and under the direction of the Eldership of any local congregation. He is enjoined to preach only God’s word and not the opinion or conventions of men (I Peter 4:11). Therefore you will find that our Evangelist will provide Book, Chapter and Verse for everything that he preaches so that we all know that the things that he is preaching is coming from the Bible, the Word of God.
The Evangelist holds an important role in the salvation of souls as Paul said in Rom. 10:13-15 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! “