1This article is taken from the first chapter of the author’s dissertation entitled, “The Changing Concepts of an Evangelist in Christian Thought and Practise.” Ph.D. diss., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992.

2Adolf Harnack, The Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, trans. and ed. James Moffatt (New York: Williams and Norgate, 1904), 1:437 n. 1.

3 F. J. Foakes-Jackson, The Acts of the Apostles (New York and London: Harper and Brother Publishers, 1931), 194.

4 Homer A. Kent, The Pastoral Epistles: Studies in I and II Timothy and Titus (Chicago: Moody Press, 1958), 295.

5Toby Druin, “Roy Fish: Evangelist’s Call Is Legitimate,” Baptist Standard, January 23, 1991: 12-13.

6 William Owen Carver, The Acts of the Apostles (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1916), 208-09.

7 H. E. Dana, A Manuel of Ecclesiology (Kansas City, Kansas: Central Seminary Press, 1944), 252.

8The Works of John Owen, ed. William H. Goold, vol. 4, The Work of the Spirit (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1967), 438-453.