Midwestern & Spurgeon College Evangelistic Teams


Spring 2021


Day/Time* Team Name Leader** Phone Number Gathering Point
Tues, 9:45 am Tower View, Claycomo, MO Darin Smith 816-694-7520 Tower View Baptist Church
Mon, 3:00 pm Central Baptist, KCMO Joseph Williams
David Hackney
Central Baptist
Tues, 3:30 pm First SBC, KCKS Derek Robinson 918-319-0547 Mathena Center
Tues, 4:00 pm Central Baptist, KCMO Samuel Nelson 816-446-4614 Central Baptist
Sat, 10:00 am Traveling EV Team*** Farshad Mohamadi 951-251-9382 Mathena Center
Sat, 10:00 am Overland Park Bob Good 816-982-0389 Bob’s House


*Daylight Savings Time is October 4,2020. Some teams will change their schedule after DST.

**Please be sure to call the leader prior to planning to go out on an outreach so that he can look for you at the meeting place.

***For information on scheduling the Traveling EV Team, please click here.

Telephone/Chat Board Evangelism

Derek Robinson is our NAMB-ERC (Evangelism Resource Center) liaison. For sign-up and training information, please contact him at drobinson17253@mbts.edu.

Upcoming 2021 Evangelism Trips!

New Orleans Evangelism Trip (Evangelism Practicum): Feb. 11-14, 2021. If you have any questions about this class trip please contact Dr. Matz at rmatz@mbts.edu.

Crossover Orlando Evangelism Class (3 hrs credit): June 7-11, 2021. If you have any questions about this class trip please contact Dr. Johnston at tjohnston@mbts.edu.

For more information contact Matt Risher at MRisher@mbts.edu or Jared Bumpers at JBumpers@mbts.edu.



Dr. Tom Johnston founded the Midwestern Evangelistic Teams (MET) at Midwestern in the fall of 2001 as the practical arm of his evangelism classes. Dr. Johnston, associate professor of evangelism, gathered students every Saturday morning to share the Gospel through door-to-door evangelism in partnership with local churches.

As a vision for evangelism was caught by students, it became necessary to have outreaches at other times of the week. Meanwhile, the Lord raised up leaders to direct weekly teams. By 2011, we totaled 63 MET Team leaders who have led a total of 1143 outreaches – about 103 outreaches a year for the last eleven years! Many thousands of people have heard the Gospel, and so far there have been reported 659 first-time decisions for Christ! There are sometimes as many as 11 METs going out every week, five of those being weekly outreaches with local churches. Through the METs, students have partnered with 65 local churches in the metro Kansas City area!

It is exciting to experience MBTS and Missouri Baptist College students leading evangelism teams engaged in initiative evangelism. Each MET averages between four to five students and is involved in street evangelism, door-to-door evangelism, and street preaching. Hundreds of Midwestern students have gone out evangelizing, and more than 35,000 gospel tracts have been given out on the streets of Kansas City.