Larry Sinclair: 1995-1996

Frank Harber: 1997-1998

Herman Cramer: 1999-2000

Rob Randall: 2001-2002

Jon Moore: 2003-2004

Randy Fair: 2005-2006

Marion Warren: 2007-2008

Paul Cherry: 2009-2010

Gary Newman: 2011-2012

Charles Massegee: 2013-2014

Bill Britt: 2015-2016

Charles Massegee: 2016-2017

Dan Vestal: 1968-1969

Mickey Bonner: 1970-1974

Alan Buchanek: 1975-1976

T.D. Hall: 1977-1978

Manley Beasley: 1979-1980

Rudy Hernandez: 1981-1982

Joe Arms: 1983-1984

Rick Ingle: 1985-1986

Larry Taylor: 1987-1988

Michael Gott: 1989-1990

Ted Elmore: 1991-1992

Jerry Oliver: 1993-1994



Past Presidents

Who We Are
While the evangelists in COTBE are mainly, full-time, vocational, itinerant evangelists, preaching and singing the gospel of Christ in crusades, revivals and Bible Conferences, some also use other venues and methods to bring men, women, boys and girls to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and disciple them for Christ.

Some proclaim the Gospel in great coliseums, convention centers, under tents, and in stadiums, and of course in the pulpits of Southern Baptist Churches throughout Texas and around the world.

Some of these Vocational Evangelists are also called, specially gifted and anointed, to share Jesus Christ one-on-one in rescue missions, in schools, in prisons, in jails, among city gangs, on street corners, at motorcycle rallies, state fairs, and rodeos, as well as in local churches. Most evangelists have more than one type of ministry. Here is a list of some of their venues, methods, and types of ministries.

  • PREACHING EVANGELIST includes Crusades, Harvest Revivals, Revivalist, Bible Conferences
  • MUSIC EVANGELIST includes Singers, Worship Leaders, Instrumentalist, Concerts
  • WOMEN'S MINISTRY EVANGELIST includes Conferences, Retreats, Seminars, Teaching, Inspirational Speaking
  • DRAMA MINISTRY EVANGELIST includes Clowning, Illusionist, Comedy, Skit Presentations, Plays, Chalk Art, Ventriloquism
  • SPECIALIZED MINISTRY EVANGELIST includes Prophecy Conferences, Marriage Conferences, Teaching, Camping, Sports, Stewardship, Financial Seminars, Biblical Health, Motorcycle Events, Counseling, Children, Trick Roping, Hospital, Deaf, Creationism, Homeless, Rodeos, Senior Adults, Authorship, Television, Radio, Internet, Student Ministry


​These specialized ministry evangelists have been challenged by the Apostle Paul when he said, "I have become all things to all men that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake." (I Corinthians 9:22-23)


Purposes of COTBE

  1. To provide a safe haven of fellowship and encouragement for the Vocational Evangelist.
  2. To stimulate creative thinking of new ways of reaching people for Christ.
  3. To provide inspiration, information, and recommendations among its membership, and to assist its members to more effectively fulfill the ministry to which they are called.
  4. To provide a platform for expressing COTBE’s convictions and positions to Texas Baptist pastors and churches.
  5. To act as a teaching instrument to share with and to encourage Texas Baptist Churches and pastors to recognize the evangelist as their partner in carrying out the Great Commission. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
  6. To provide a prayer network for hurting evangelists, and endeavor to help them financially when possible.


Constitution

To preserve, secure, and protect our independence as Vocational Evangelists, and to promote our legitimacy, creditability, doctrinal integrity, and our denominational affiliation and cooporation with Southern Baptists everywhere, especially with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.


Mission Statement

We do moreover confess Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as Lord and Savior and declare our obedience to the Great Commission, our willingness to advance its purpose, and our availability to fulfill its meaning as we declare and affirm our belief that the Holy Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God.


Current Officers