“I know of no higher calling than that of the itinerant evangelist. To be used of God to call men and women to repentance and faith in Christ is surely one of life’s greatest privileges.” — Billy Graham

When you are seeking to use an evangelist in your church or community, please prayerfully consider one of the following…

Steve Freeman

Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-0424

Steve was born in 1968 and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Doctors told his parents that he would never walk, graduate from high school, or become a functional member of society. Thankfully, God had better plans for his life. Steve is founder and president of Steve Freeman Ministries. He is also serving as staff evangelist at Colonial Heights Baptist Church and has been in full-time evangelism since 1993. As a preacher, a singer, and a songwriter, he feels that God has uniquely equipped him to evangelize the lost and equip the saved.

Wayne Hines

Sandston, VA 23150
(804) 966-9061

Since 2002, Dr. Wayne Hines has been a full-time evangelist with Grace Evangelistic Ministries (GEM). More information is available on Facebook. He is a member of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists. Dr. Hines pastored the same growing church for nine years. Prior to entering the ministry, he served 14 years in law enforcement—the last 5 as a forensic detective with the Richmond Bureau of Police. He has preached the Gospel in Ukraine, Philippines, India, Guatemala, Brazil, and the United States. Dr. Hines is a member of New Bridge Baptist Church in Sandston, VA.

Norm Pratt

Forest, VA 24551
(434) 610-0592

Dr. Norm Pratt was saved as a result of serving in harm’s way with the US Army in Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force as a Chaplain Lt. Col. with 20 years of total service. He earned his Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Seminary in Deerfield, Illinois. He was a member of the first graduating class at Liberty University and holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling and a Master of Divinity from Liberty as well. He has completed Transitional Pastor Training and is a member of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists. His preaching specialties include Sunday services for prayer emphases and military emphases (in uniform). He is also available for pulpit supply, weekend or traditional revivals, and conferences.

Rick Via

Blue Ridge, VA 24064
(540) 977-3610

Dr. Rick Via is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He is the former pastor of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in Troutville, Virginia, where he served for 13 years prior to going into full-time evangelism. Since 1995, Rick has directed Rick Via Ministries (now World Reach Partnerships), a ministry of evangelism that has reached around the world. He has preached the Gospel of Christ in some difficult areas, including Vietnam, Cuba, and Cambodia. In addition to his international ministry, Rick preaches in churches locally and around the country. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary and an honorary Doctorate of Theology from Mid-Atlantic Bible College.

Jimmy Davis

Pilot, VA 24138
(540) 641-1099

Jimmy Davis is a full-time itinerate evangelist whose speaking and music have taken him all over the United States, as well as the Philippines, Canada, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. As a multi-award-winning songwriter and vocal artist (over 30 awards with CGMA, AMG, Emmy), his balanced mix of “songs, hymns, and spiritual songs” ministers to the heart with a spirit of encouragement and heartfelt love for his Savior. He’s been on stage with artists like Paul Overstreet, Point of Grace, Brian Free & Assurance, and many others. He also does contract work with Franklin and Will Graham in their festivals and celebrations. He’s part of a team that prepares a city for the upcoming event through training, teaching, and mobilization. He and his wife, Susan, were married in 1987. The Lord has blessed them with seven children. Jimmy pastored at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Christiansburg, Virginia, for 17 years until 2003, when he and his wife answered the call to full-time evangelism.

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