Evangelist - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Evangelist

[ 1,,G2099, euangelistes ]
lit., a messenger of good" (eu, "well," angelos, "a messenger"), denotes a "preacher of the Gospel," Acts 21:8; Ephesians 4:11, which makes clear the distinctiveness of the function in the churches; 2 Timothy 4:5. Cp. euangelizo, "to proclaim glad tidings," and euangelion, "good news, gospel." Missionaries are "evangelists," as being essentially preachers of the Gospel.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words