Dr. Jack Evans, Sr.
Biography

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 was the Minister of the Cebada St. Church of Christ in El Paso while attending graduate school.  He has had conferred upon him the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degrees by Harding University, Pepperdine University, and Abilene Christian University.

 

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.  He is presently serving in this capacity.   SWCC became fully accredited under his administration in 1973.  He is listed in the Who's Who in American College and University Administration and Who's Who in Texas Today.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of David Lipscomb University.

     Dr. Evans has spoken on all the major lectureships of Christian colleges and in special seminars and meetings on other college campuses.  He conducts gospel meetings and crusades in churches of Christ through out the nation, and has participated in a number of religious debates.

     He is the author/editor of the Evans-Barr Debate, the Curing of Ham, the Cross or the Crescent, Sermons that Save, Sinai or Zion?, The Two Covenants; and co-author with Dr. James Maxell, of Divorce and Remarriage, and with G.P. Holt, of Sermons of the Crusades.

     Jack Evans Sr. is married to Patricia Evans of Nashville, Tennessee.  They have three sons, Jack Jr., Herbert Raye and David Paul.  They have two grandsons, Jack Evans III, and Brandon Jamal and two granddaughters, DaJanette and Dominique.

[BACK]