Tony Evans (pastor)
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|Born||Anthony Tyrone Evans|
September 10, 1949
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
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.
He founded the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home. 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.
He taught evangelism, homiletics and black church studies at DTS, and serves on its Board of Incorporate Members.
His oldest child, Chrystal Hurst, is a worship leader and writer, and co-authored the book Kingdom Woman with her father.
His daughter Priscilla Shirer is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, Christian speaker and founder of Going Beyond Ministries.
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.