Priscilla Shirer

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Priscilla Shirer
Born Priscilla Evans [1]
(1974-12-31) December 31, 1974 (age 42)
Dallas, Texas
Occupation Author, Minister, Actress
Nationality American
Period 20th century, 21st century
Notable works War Room
Relatives Tony Evans (father)
Anthony Evans (brother)

Priscilla Shirer (born December 31, 1974) is a world-renowned New York Times best-selling Christian author and motivational speaker.[2] She is also a Bible teacher who starred in the Box Office number-one[3] film War Room.[1] Her father is Dallas mega-church pastor Tony Evans[2] and her brother is Christian entertainer Anthony Evans.[4]

She has not only taught Christian audiences, but has also been a conference speaker for numerous major corporations and organizations worldwide.[4] Most recently she has focused on teaching the Bible to women through an expository teaching style.

Personal history and life[edit]

The daughter of Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas,[1] Priscilla grew up well acquainted with the Bible. (1) As a freshman at the University of Houston, she interned with a Christian radio station. Soon listeners were calling the station, inviting Priscilla to speak at their Bible study groups and other events. (3) Soon she was invited to lead a weekly Bible study at the Zig Ziglar Corporation and then to join its speaker team. (1) Priscilla has worked as an independent contractor for CBS and hosted a local television show, but recently she has focused solely on Christian ministry opportunities. She calls Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, her mentor in ministry.

Together the Shirers established Going Beyond Ministries,[5] a speakers' bureau of Bible teachers, including Priscilla. The parents of three young boys, the Shirers share ministry and family responsibilities. While Priscilla continues to minister full-time, Jerry manages his schedule and other business aspects of Going Beyond Ministries.[1]

Priscilla speaks around the world at churches and other events, including the LifeWay Christian Resources-sponsored Going Beyond conference and Deeper Still:[6] The Event, where she shares the stage with Beth Moore[7] and Kay Arthur.[8] She has also authored several books.[4]

Shirer graduated from Duncanville High School and Dallas Theological Seminary,[1] earning a master's degree from the latter[5] in Biblical Studies.[9]

20th century[edit]

In 1993, Shirer was a freshman at the University of Houston.[4] Shirer was married in 1999 to Jerry Shirer, former Hilton Hotels executive.[5]

21st century[edit]

In 2013, Shirer was a speaker at the 2013 Women of Faith conference.[9] In 2015, Shirer made her film debut in the Kendrick Brothers film War Room.[1] In October 2016, Shirer was recognized as one of four prominent women of faith during the 10th anniversary of God's Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program at The Potter's House.[1] Shirer also featured at the 47th GMA Dove Awards.[10]

Selected bibliography and filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Norma Adams-Wade (October 2016). "Dallas actress, author Priscilla Shirer honored as woman of faith". Dallas News. 
  2. ^ a b c Sophia A. Nelson (August 2015). "In War Room, Prayer Is the Weapon". The Root. 
  3. ^ Simanton, Keith (2015-09-06). "Weekend Report -'War Room' Walks to #1". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Allison Cundiff (April 2011). "Priscilla Shirer speaks in Friday convocation". Liberty University.  Retrieved November 2016
  5. ^ a b c Molly Worthen (November 2010). "Housewives of God". The New York Times.  Retrieved November 2016
  6. ^ "LifeWay: Your source for Bible Studies, Christian Books, Bibles, and more...". Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  7. ^ LTD., BubbleUp,. "Homepage". Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Home -". Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Jessica Martinez (August 2013). "Women Ministry Leaders Confess a Lot of Pressure to Not Admit 'I'm Exhausted'". The Christian Post.  Retrieved November 2016
  10. ^ Christine Thomasos (October 2016). "Dove Awards: Christian Music Artists' Kingdom Response to Racial Tensions in America (Interview)". The Christian Post.  Retrieved November 2016

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