<<a preacher of the gospel>>
Also termed a soul-winner – one who lays hold of, or acquires souls for the Kingdom of heaven (Prov 11:30).
For some people sharing the Gospel is a full-time calling in life, however all Christians are to let their lives radiate the nature of Christ and be ready give an answer for the hope that is in them (Mt 5:16; Eph 4:11; 2 Tim 4:5; 1 Pet 3:15). When a non-believer becomes a Christian the evangelist needs to ensure adequate follow-up care is provided, to ensure the new convert becomes established in the faith. In the natural world how many human babies would survive if abandoned at birth?
The best evangelistic tool is a redeemed, transformed person living for God. As with any person who claims to be a follower of Christ their life should back up the words spoken, or else they are a hypocrite. This is what Jesus called the religious leaders of His day because they did not practice what they preached (Mt 23:3).
See also: apologetics, evangelical, evangelism, follow-up, gospel, salvation, witnessing.