The National Association of Celebrated Seniors is honored to pay special tribute to one of the most Prolific Pioneer Preachers in the history of the Church of Christ in America, Dr. Jack Evans, Sr. The Silver Anniversary Banquet will be dedicated to Celebrated the life of an amazing man of God that has positively impact the Kingdom of God for decades. A part of the conference will feature a Tribute Dr. Jack Evans Sr. by Jack Evans Jr., presenter/speaker.We invite Christians from Texas and around the country to join us in the celebration by registering for the conference, or just purchasing a banquet ticket. Take a look below for a glimpse into the history of this powerful man of God.
Dr. Jack Evans Sr. is a native of Houston, Texas. He was baptized into Christ in 1953 at the age of 15 by the late Paul Settles. He began preaching at the age of 16. After attending the public schools of Houston for 9 years, he transferred to the Nashville Christian Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, of which the eminent Marshall Keeble was President at this time. He graduated from his high school in 1957. He then enrolled in Southwestern Christian College (SWCC), a junior college, of Terrell, Texas, from which he graduated in 1959. He served as the associate Minister of the College Church of Christ while attending Southwestern.
After graduating from SWCC, Jack Evans Sr. enrolled in Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico–majoring in History and Religion; he graduated from this university in 1961. He preached for a small congregation in Hale Center, Texas, while attending college in New Mexico. Upon graduation Dr. Evans began graduate work, in 1961, in History and English at the University of Texas (Texas Western College at the time) in El Paso, Texas. In 1963 he received his M.A. degree. His M.A. thesis was entitled “THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF TERRELL, TEXAS.” He has had conferred upon him the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degrees by Harding, Pepperdine, and Abilene Christian Universities.
Dr. Evans became Dean of SWCC in 1963. He served in this capacity and as an instructor in History for 4 years. In 1967, he was appointed President of Southwestern Christian College, thus becoming the first Afro-American president of the only predominantly black Christian College among churches of Christ. Jack Evans served as Southwestern Christian College president for nearly half a century. He helped Southwestern obtain its full accreditation as a two-year junior college in 1973. In 1982, the college began awarding four-year bachelor’s degrees in Bible and religious education.Under his leadership. He is listed in the Who’s Who in American College and University Administration and Who’s Who in Texas Today.
Dr. Evans has spoken on all the major lectureships of Christian colleges and in special seminars and meetings on other college campuses. He conducted gospel meetings and crusades in churches of Christ throughout the nation, and has participated in a number of religious debates. Dr. Evans is an educator, an author, a family man and, above all, a Christian.
He is several years past his golden anniversary to Patricia Officer Evans and to this union they have three sons, Jack, Jr, Herbert, and David.
Take a Sneak Peek At The Powerful Preaching and Debating of Dr. Jack Evans, Sr.