15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; 16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.   Philippians 4:15-16


So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.´╗┐

1 Corinthians 9:14


8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them that I might minister unto you; 9 and when I was present with you and was in want, I was not a burden on any man; for the brethren, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my want; and in everything I kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.  

2 Corinthians 11:8-9



Local churches in the first century did not hire preachers. These congregations did not send funds to evangelistic organizations or missionary societies which, in turn, selected and sent out preachers. Nor did first century congregations of saints send funds to another congregation which was "sponsoring" some evangelist. 


As the passages above indicate, when New Testament local churches engaged in evangelism, they provided wages to one or more evangelists, enabling these men to engage in the work of an evangelist. This method is simple, but effective, and, above all, scriptural. It is this method that the Parkway church uses as it sends wages to these men. 


Epafradito Sandoval (Valle Hermoso, Mexico´╗┐)

Darrell Hymel (China)

Tol Burke (South America and the Carribean)

David Smitherman (St. Croix, USVI)