African-American Leader Tony Evans Talks about Racial Problem and God's Love in his Life
By Vineworker On August 19, 2014
Do you define yourself by the standards of others? It is easy to be put in a category that forces you into a box where the freedom of being yourself is too large to fit. So the question is, do you accept it?
Raised in urban Baltimore, Tony Evans often found himself struggling with the idea that he could only go so far and only do so much because of who people said he was. He could not settle on what people said he had become. So, as he searched for significance he found a new point of reference from which he defined himself. “What others thought and how others felt about me became irrelevant.” His journey will open a new door, shining a new light on how special and significant you are, despite what others think.
Dr. Tony Evans, Th.D, is a Christian pastor, speaker, author, and a widely-syndicated radio and television broadcaster in the United States. He was the first African-American to earn a doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He taught evangelism, homiletics and black church studies at DTS, and serves on its Board of Incorporate Members.
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. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" can be heard over 1,000 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide. The broadcast can also be viewed on several television stations. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers' platform, as well as speaking regularly in crusades[clarification needed] and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Evans' goal is to transform communities around the world by changing it from the inside out. The National Adopt-A-School Initiative (NCAASI) is aimed at empowering families to impact churches which transform communities within cities to reach the state and revolutionize the country in order to touch the world.
Dr. Evans currently serves as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is also the longest serving NBA chaplain which he has done by serving the Dallas Mavericks for 32 years.
There is a misconception that Dr. Evans is the author of the debut science fiction novel Code Name Atlas that is written by a different author of the same name.