The Bible tells us that the church is designed to have evangelists or preachers (Eph. 4:11). An "Evangelist" is simply one who proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ. The importance of an evangelist is evident–"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a PREACHER?" (Rom. 10:14, emphasis added). Preaching is necessary if people are to learn the truth.
The work of an evangelist is two-fold. First, the evangelist must teach the gospel to those who are lost in sin. This is what we see evangelists doing throughout Scripture (Acts 4:2; 5:42; 18:11; 20:20; 1 Cor. 15:1, etc.). Second, the evangelist must equip the saints so that they can teach the gospel to those who are lot in sin (Eph 4:11-12). Paul instructed Timothy, "The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:2). Our evangelist serves us in these areas as Scripture directs.
The church at Woodland Hills currently has one man serving in this capacity: Andrew Dow.