Tony Evans (pastor)

Tony Evans
Tony Evans The Urban Alternative.jpg
Born Anthony Tyrone Evans

(1949-09-10) September 10, 1949 (age 70)

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Author, minister
Nationality American
Spouse Lois (died 2019)

Anthony Tyrone "Tony" Evans (born September 10, 1949), Th.D, is a Christian pastor, speaker, author, and widely syndicated radio and television broadcaster in the United States. Dr. Evans serves as senior pastor to the over-9,500-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas.

Biography [ edit ]

Dr. Evans earned a BA at Carver College in 1972, Th.M. in 1976, and Th.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1982.[1]

He founded the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home.[1] He also founded The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard over 1,400 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 130 countries worldwide.

Dr. Evans has served as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is currently the longest-serving NBA chaplain, a position he holds with the Dallas Mavericks.

He taught evangelism, homiletics, and black church studies at DTS, and serves on its Board of Incorporate Members.[2]

Tony Evans was named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World by Baylor University. [3]

In 2017, Dr. Evans launched the Tony Evans Training Center, an online learning platform providing quality seminary-style courses to equip Christian leaders who cannot attend seminary.

Dr. Evans holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and study Bible by an African American. He is also the author of over 100 books, including Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Kingdom Man, The Tony Evans Study Bible, and The Tony Evans Bible Commentary.

Family [ edit ]

Dr. Evans was married to the late Lois Irene Evans. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Chrystal, Priscilla,[4] Anthony Jr., and Jonathan. They also have 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His oldest child, Chrystal Hurst, is a worship leader, Christian speaker, and writer. She co-authored the book Kingdom Woman with her father.[citation needed]. She has also written books titled She's Still There and Show Up For Your Life.

His daughter Priscilla Shirer is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, Christian speaker, and founder of Going Beyond Ministries.[citation needed]

His son Anthony Jr. is a contemporary-Christian musical artist. He has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning singer Kirk Franklin and was a contestant on season two of The Voice.[citation needed]

Dr. Evans' son Jonathan was a professional football player in the National Football League. He played fullback for the Buffalo Bills, the Washington Redskins, and the Dallas Cowboys. Jonathan is the current chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys.[citation needed]

The matriarch of the Evans household, Mrs. Lois Evans, passed away on December 30, 2019, while surrounded by her husband and children.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Human Events Article".
  2. ^ "DTS Board". Dallas Theological Seminary. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ "12 Most Effective Preachers Survey". Baylor University. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ In War Room, Prayer Is the Weapon

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