Tony Evans (radio)

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Tony Evans
BornAnthony Tyrone Evans
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
OccupationAuthor, minister
Tony Evans

Tony Evans (born 1949), Th.D, is a Christian pastor, speaker, author, and a widely syndicated radio and television broadcaster in the United States. He is the first African American to earn a doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.[1] He taught evangelism, homiletics and black church studies at DTS, and serves on its Board of Incorporate Members.[2]

Dr. Evans serves as senior pastor to the over 9,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, which was founded in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home.[1] He is also founder and president of 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. The broadcast can also be viewed on several television stations, as well as online at

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 for over 30 years.


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]


Published works[edit]

  • The Power of God's Names
  • Praying Through the Names of God
  • The Kingdom Agenda
  • Kingdom Woman: Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities
  • Kingdom Man: Every Man's Destiny, Every Woman's Dream
  • Destiny: Let God Use You Like He Made You
  • God's Unlikely Path To Success
  • Divorce and Remarriage
  • Activating the Power of the Cross
  • Victory in Spiritual Warfare
  • Oneness Embraced-Through the Eyes of Tony Evans
  • God Is Up To Something Great
  • God Can Not Be Trusted (And Five Other Lies of Satan)
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place
  • Tony Evans' Book of Illustrations
  • Theology You Can Count On
  • One Nation Under God
  • One Family Under God
  • Living Single
  • Help and Hope for Single Parents
  • A Moment For Your Soul
  • Kingdom Man
  • 30 Days to Overcoming Addictive Behavior
  • 30 Days to Overcoming Emotional Strongholds
  • 30 Days to Victory through Forgiveness
  • A Guide to Spiritual Success
  • A Kid's Guide to the Armor of God
  • A Whole New You
  • America: Turning a Nation to God
  • Angels: Good, Bad and Ugly
  • Are Christians Destroying America?
  • Can God Be Trusted in Our Trials?
  • Destiny: Let God Use You Like He Made You
  • Detours: The Unpredictable Path to your Destiny
  • Discover Your Destiny: Let God Use You Like He Made You
  • Dry Bones Dancing: Resurrecting Your Spiritual Passion
  • El matrimonio sí importanta
  • Elijah: Putting the Power of the Prophet in Your Life
  • Esther Bible Study
  • Eternity: Understanding Life after Death
  • Explore the Bible: Esther
  • Explore the Bible: Nehemiah
  • For Married Men Only
  • For Married Women Only
  • Free at Last
  • Get in the Game
  • God Can Not Be Trusted (and Five Other Lies of Satan)
  • God Is More Than Enough
  • God, Do You Really Care?
  • God's Glorious Church
  • God's Promises for Your Every Need
  • Guiding Your Family in a Misguided World
  • Horizontal Jesus
  • How Should Christians Vote?
  • It's Not Too Late
  • Jesus Challenge
  • Keeping Your Promises to Your Family
  • Kingdom Citizen
  • Kingdom Family Devotional
  • Kingdom Marriage
  • Kingdom Prayer
  • Kingdom Quest Strategy Guides
  • Let It Go!
  • Let's Get to Know Each Other
  • Life Essentials
  • Life Under God Devotional
  • Like No Other: The Life of Christ
  • Living in Financial Victory
  • Marriage Matters
  • No More Excuses
  • One Church under God
  • One Kingdom under God
  • One Life under God
  • Our God is Awesome
  • Our Love is Here to Stay
  • Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare
  • Raising Kingdom Kids
  • Returning to Your First Love
  • Rock and a Hard Place
  • ROI: Your Return on Investment
  • Sacred Sex
  • Seasons of a Woman's Life
  • Seasons of Love
  • Solo papa esposos
  • The Afterlife
  • The Battle Is the Lord's
  • The Best is Yet to Come
  • The Christian Family Study Guide
  • The Fire That Ignites
  • The Grace of God
  • The Perfect Christian
  • The Philosophy of Church Ministry
  • The Playbook
  • The Power of the Cross
  • The Promise
  • The Transforming Word
  • The Truth about Angels
  • Time to Get Serious
  • Totally Saved
  • Watch Your Mouth
  • What Matters Most
  • Who Is This Jesus?


  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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