Christian pastor and speaker who founded the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in 1976. He also founded The Urban Alternative, which includes his radio and TV broadcasts of The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans.
He attended the Dallas Theological Seminary, where he studied theology and became the first African American to receive a doctorate in the subject.
He's published more than a dozen books, largely about God. He's also taught at the Dallas Theological Seminary.
He has four children with his wife Lois. One of them, Jonathan Evans, spent four years in the NFL.
His daughter, Priscilla Shirer, also studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary.