Description and Duties of Evangelist

To indicate one who spreads the good news of the seed of the Gospel everywhere. The term evangelist comes from the Greek directly. A translation of the word would be one who brings good news. The term is used of Philip (Acts 2:18) and Timothy (2 Timothy 4:5). It basically carries the same meaning as a preacher, except that it specifically refers to good news. In the case of an evangelist for God it would be one who preaches the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ. An “evangelist” (Gr. euangelistes) is a messenger of good. Christ gave evangelists (Eph. 4:11-12) to bear His good message, the “gospel” which means “good news.” Paul warned preachers to “do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry” (1 Tim. 4:5).