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Dr. Tony Evans

TonyEvansPhotoBW.jpgI know that I’ve mentioned Dr. Tony Evans on this blog before.

He is outstanding and easily one of my favorite bible teachers.

From his website:

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
B.A. (1972), Carver Bible College
Th.M. (1976), Dallas Theological Seminary
Th.D. (1982), Dallas Theological Seminary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Dr. Evans has served as an associate evangelist with the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He helped organize and served as Vice President of Urban Evangelical Mission, a national evangelistic and church planting organization, and served as an associate professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department of Dallas Theological Seminary in the areas of evangelism, homiletics, and black church studies. He also served as chaplain for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and presently serves as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

PRESENT MINISTRY
Dr. Evans is founder and serves as Senior Pastor of the over 7,000 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, “The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans,” can be heard over 500 stations daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers’ platform, as well as speaking regularly in crusades and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Dr. Evans also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. Named “Student of the Year”, Carver Bible College (1972); received the “Outstanding Achievement” award from Dallas Theological Seminary (1976); graduated from Carver Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary with academic honors. Listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and Outstanding Young Men of America. He was the first African-American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Evans was named “Father of the Year” in 1989 by Dallas Father of the Year Award Committee Group. He was also honored by Family Research Center with the Marian Pfister Anshutz Award in recognition of his “dedication to protecting, encouraging and strengthening the American family.” In addition, he serves on the Board of Incorporate Members for Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as the board of the National Religious Broadcasters and the Urban Evangelical Mission.

PUBLICATIONS
Can God Be Trusted In Our Trials? (Moody, 2005), God Can Not Be Trusted And Five Other Lies Of Satan (Multnomah 2005), The Grace Of God (Moody, 2005), The Truth About Angels And Demons (Moody, 2005), Let It Go (Moody, 2005), Dry Bones Dancing (Multnomah, 2005), The Transforming Word (Moody, 2004), Our Love Is Here To Stay (Multnomah, 2004), Can God Be Trusted In Our Trials (Moody, 2004), The Grace Of God (Moody, 2004), God Is More Than Enough (Multnomah, 2004), Life Essentials (Moody, 2003), The Fire That Ignites (Multnomah, 2003), God’s Glorious Church (Moody, 2003), God Is Up To Something Great (Multnomah, 2002), Totally Saved (Moody, 2002), Free At Last (Moody, 2001), The Best Is Yet To Come (Moody, 2000), The Kingdom Agenda (Word Publishing, 1999), Who Is This King Of Glory? (Moody, 1999), The Battle Is The Lord’s (Moody, 1998), What Matters Most (Moody, 1997), Are Christians Destroying America? (Moody, 1996), No More Excuses (Crossway, 1996), The Promise (Moody, 1996), Time To Get Serious (Crossway, 1995), Returning To Your First Love (Moody, 1995), Our God Is Awesome (Moody, 1994), America’s Only Hope (Moody, 1990).
Dr. Evans has written many other booklets, videos and articles, as well as the monthly devotional Today’s Alternative and the monthly newsletter The Alternative View.

FAMILY
Married to Lois, and father of four children: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony, Jr., and Jonathan, and six grandchildren.

I’ve listened to his radio show many times and must say he was a great way of teaching. His comments are always down to earth and apply to our everyday lifes.

I’ve also read a few of his books.