Dr. Tony Evans, the founder and president of The National Church Adopt-a-School Initiative, is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations.
As the first African-American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he continues his connection with DTS as a participant in their Board of Incorporate Members. Dr. Evans also holds the rare honor of serving as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks over the last three decades, the longest standing NBA chaplaincy on record. He is also the former chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys.
Through his local church and national ministry, Dr. Evans has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda philosophy of ministry that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every area of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church and society. This philosophy connects biblical spirituality with social responsibility.
Dr. Evans teaches that the church, not the government, is the best social service delivery system since it is closer to the needs of the people, offers the largest potential volunteer force, has facilities for outreach programs, and provides a moral and spiritual frame of reference for making right choices.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for close to four decades and is also the founder and president of The Urban Alternative. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, is heard on more than 1,200 radio stations throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries.
Dr. Evans has authored over 100 books, booklets and Bible studies including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most popular books include Kingdom Man, Kingdom Woman, Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare and The Power of God’s Names.
Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of over 40 years. They are the proud parents of four, grandparents of twelve and great-grandparents of one.