At the conclusion of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, the apostle expanded his account of Epaphras: “I bear him witness that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis” (Colossians 4:13). From this statement, it is logical to assume that Epaphras had a hand in the evangelism of Laodicea and Hierapolis in addition to Colossae.