Mike Evans (journalist)

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Mike Evans
Dr. Michael D. Evans in Jerusalem.jpg
Mike Evans in Jerusalem.
Born Michael David Evans
(1947-06-30) June 30, 1947 (age 67)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Occupation Journalist, author, Middle East commentator
Employer Jerusalem Prayer Team
Religion Evangelical Christianity
Spouse(s) Carolyn Evans, married November 25, 1969
Children Michelle, Shira, Rachel and Michael II
Website
www.jerusalemprayerteam.org

Michael David Evans (born June 30, 1947) is an author, journalist, commentator and the head of several international non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Netherlands.[1] Evans is also a Christian Zionist.

Evans has written 42 books[2] and has provided analysis and commentary on Middle East affairs for a variety of media. He has appeared on network television and radio shows. His op-eds have been published in The Washington Times,[3][4] The Jerusalem Post[5] and others. He founded and serves as head of a number of politically conservative Christian organizations.

Biography[edit]

Personal life and faith[edit]

Michael David Evans was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 30, 1947, to a non-practicing Jewish mother whose parents were immigrants from the Soviet Union.[6] Following his discharge from the United States Army, Evans moved to Texas where he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God College.

As a child, he suffered at the hands of his virulently anti-Semitic father, who regularly got drunk and violent, and beat his wife, claiming that Mike was not his son; he did not think he would survive until he was twenty. At age 11, he objected to his father beating his mother, and was assaulted; when he recovered, he had what he describes as a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ, who promised him a future.

Mike Evans' wife Carolyn is the founder of Christian Woman of the Year Association. Mike and Carolyn have four children, Michelle, Shira, Rachel and Michael II, and seven grandchildren.

Journalist[edit]

Evans is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He was featured[6] in the Jerusalem Post for his work in defending Israel.

Speaker[edit]

Michael Evans speaking in Caesarea, Israel at Glenn Beck Restoring Courage Event, August 2011

In addition to his work as a commentator, author and documentarian, Mike Evans is a speaker.[7] In August 2011, he addressed the Restoring Courage event hosted by Glenn Beck in Caesarea.[8]

The ten Boom Fellowship[edit]

Mike Evans purchased and restored the Corrie ten Boom house in 1983. It is a museum dedicated to telling the story of ten Boom's family, which harbored, fed and found safe houses for as many as 800 Jews during the Nazi takeover of Holland during World War II.[9] Upon purchasing and restoring the house, Mike Evans created the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship,[10] a Christian Zionist organization.

Jerusalem Prayer Team[edit]

Alternative text
Mike Evans and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mike Evans began the Jerusalem Prayer Team in 2002, which raised money for Ehud Olmert's New Jerusalem Foundation.[11]. Recently, the Jerusalem Prayer Team funded the construction of the Mike Evans Museum [12] in Jerusalem, now officially know as the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

Honors[edit]

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Michael Evans is presented with the Ambassador Award by Rami Levi of Israel, February 2003.

In 2006, Mike Evans was granted an Honorary Doctor of Political Science by Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Author[edit]

Evans has written extensively on the Middle East, Christian Living, Prophecy and Iraq. His works include 42 fiction and non-fiction books, many self-published. Those that have made The New York Times Best Seller list are The Final Move Beyond Iraq: The Final Solution While the World Sleeps,[13] The American Prophecies,[14] and Showdown with Nuclear Iran.[15] His most recent copies are History of Christian Zionism (2 vol. set), Christopher Columbus, Betsie Ten Boom "Promise of God" and Countdown.One of Dr Mike Evan's best seller books on Iran was published in February 2009 is called "Jimmy Carter The Liberal Left & World Chaos".

Documentary producer[edit]

Mike Evans has produced 18 documentaries based on his books about Israel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is Mike Evans?". Middleeastmediagroup.com. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Books by Mike Evans". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  3. ^ Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (2009-01-28). "Jimmy Carter's Myopia". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ Evans, Mike (2010-09-10). "Jerusalem, Too Divided for Peace?". Washingtontimes.com. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  5. ^ Mike Evans  (2006-11-29). "I Smell Madrid All Over Again". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  6. ^ a b "The bridge builder". Jerusalem Post. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Knesset Speech". Middleeastmediagroup.com. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  8. ^ Mike Evans with Glenn Beck in Caesarea, Israel at Restoring Courage Event
  9. ^ "Ten Boom Museum and The Hiding Place". Tenboom.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  10. ^ Mike Evans, Chairman of Corrie ten Boom Fellowship http://tenboom.org/corrietenboomhousec29.php
  11. ^ Entous, Adam and Rabinovitch, Ari. "How Israeli PM wooed, and lost, Christian dollars". Reuters. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mike Evans Museum". 
  13. ^ The New York Times, June 10, 2007 Paperback Best Sellers, Nonfiction, #5
  14. ^ The New York Times, August 29, 2004 Paperback Best Sellers, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover, #4
  15. ^ The New York Times, October 29, 2006 Hardcover Nonfiction, #17

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