- How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news (euaggelízō) of good things! - Romans 10:15
An evangelist was also an apologist. As they would engage the lost, they would have to be ready to give a defense of the faith. Eusebius (AD 260-340), a church historian, referred to himself as an evangelist, when he defended his Christian brethren from the false charges brought against them.
Philip, one of the seven chosen in Acts 6, was an evangelist.
- entering the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, we stayed with him. - Acts 21:8b
Timothy’s role, in the Ephesus church, involved teaching believers within the church, and also evangelizing unbelievers outside the church.
- …do the work of an evangelist… 2 Timothy 4:5