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Color: Black, Blue, Gray
Food: Soul Food
Quote: Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.
Season: Fall, Spring
Vacation Destination: None
Brownsville, Tennessee United States

Biography |

Interview Date: 7/4/1993 |and| 1/30/2003

Aside from his duties as leader of Fellowship Baptist Church, Reverend Evans has also developed an extensive evangelical following. His weekly sermons reach millions of people throughout the Midwest and the South via television and radio. Altogether, Reverend Evans' ministry broadcasts reach an audience that is spread across ten states. The radio and television programs often feature gospel songs from the Fellowship Baptist Church's 250-voice choir, which has produced eight gospel albums with Reverend Evans as vocal soloist.

Reverend Evans has been a leader in the civil rights movement since 1965, when he joined forces with Reverend Jesse Jackson and helped create Operation PUSH. Between 1971 and 1976, Reverend Evans served as National Board Chairman of this prestigious national organization. As Chairman of PUSH, Reverend Evans was responsible for setting the direction of the important African American organization. In 1988 he was appointed as a member of the International Committee of Reference, which seeks to create a global ministry.

In 1982 Reverend Evans published his autobiography, "From Plough Handle to Pulpit", which describes his journey from the fields of Brownsville, Tennessee to the forefront of the international civil rights struggle. During the course of his many years in the pulpit, Reverend Evans has been responsible for launching the ministerial careers of eighty-one persons who have studied with him. Currently, Reverend Evans is married to Lutha Mae Hollingshed, with whom he has five children.

Speaker Bureau Notes: Tanqueray Interview date 7/4/1993
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