“I know the philosophy of church-school partnerships works because of the transformation that took place in my own life.”
“As a boy growing up in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland, I experienced firsthand the challenges that urban kids face in trying to rise above the poverty, family disintegration, violence, promiscuity and chemical addictions that breed hopelessness in so many of our young people and their families.
The reason for the challenges that so many face is a result of the separation of the spiritual from the social. There is a horrific disconnect between the role of the church on Sunday and the condition of hurting people on Monday. This changed in my own life and family when my father discovered the life-giving power of faith and began integrating the spiritual throughout our everyday lives. This reality, coupled with the impacting influence of a mentor named Martin, dramatically altered the trajectory of my life to where I am today.” – Tony Evans