Tony Evans (pastor)

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Tony Evans
Tony Evans The Urban Alternative.jpg
BornAnthony Tyrone Evans
(1949-09-10) September 10, 1949 (age 70)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, minister

Anthony Tyrone "Tony" Evans (born September 10, 1949), Ph.D, is a Christian pastor, speaker, author, and a 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.


Dr. Evans got BA at Carver College in 1972, a Th.M. in 1976 and a Ph.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 dedicated to Christian teachings. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" can be heard over 1,200 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.

Dr. Evans has served as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is currently the longest serving NBA chaplain which he has done by serving the Dallas Mavericks.

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


Dr. Evans is married to Lois. He is the father of four: Chrystal, Priscilla,[3] Anthony Jr., and Jonathan. They also have 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His oldest child, Chrystal Hurst, is a worship leader and writer, and co-authored the book Kingdom Woman with her father.[citation needed]

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 Evans Jr. is a Christian musical artist. He has collaborated with Grammy Award winning singer Kirk Franklin. He was also a contestant on season two of The Voice.[citation needed]

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


  1. ^ a b "Human Events Article".
  2. ^ "DTS Board". Dallas Theological Seminary. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ In War Room, Prayer Is the Weapon

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