Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks & Dallas Cowboys, author of over 125 books, booklets, and Bible studies. The first African American to earn a doctorate of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World by Baylor University.
Dr. Evans also holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and study Bible by an African American.
His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 2,000 US outlets daily and in more than 130 countries.
For more information, visit tonyevans.org.
Chrystal Evans Hurst is the bestselling author of She's Still There and co-author of Kingdom Woman, with her father Dr. Tony Evans. She reaches a wide audience speaking at conferences, sharing on her blog and podcast, and teaching and leading women in her home church and around the world. In addition to her work and ministry, Chrystal is a COO (Chief Operating Officer), cultivating hearts and commanding chaos at home. She is a mother of five and homeschools three boys around the kitchen table while hugging two adult girls, a son-in-love, and three grandchildren every chance she gets. Chrystal is grateful to share her life with her husband, Jessie, in their home just outside of Dallas, Texas. You can find Chrystal and the chronicles of her life at chrystalevanshurst.com.
Priscilla Shirer is a New York Times bestselling author, actress, and conference speaker equipping believers through her Going Beyond Ministry. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Priscilla holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies. But she is first of all a wife and mother. Priscilla has been married to Jerry for twenty years. Between studying and writing, she spends most of her time cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) their three growing boys: Jackson, Jerry Jr. and Jude.
Anthony Evans has voiced the gospel with a melodic, thought-provoking style for two decades and has emerged as one of Christian music's premier worship leaders and singer/songwriters. Along the way, he has released ten solo projects, two of which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album charts, released the book Unexpected Places, produced numerous music videos, acted in three movies, and performed as Beast in the Disney Hollywood Bowl production of Beauty and the Beast. Anthony received his first Grammy nomination for his executive production work on the gospel album My Tribute. He has collaborated with his father, beloved pastor and international speaker Dr. Tony Evans, his sisters, Priscilla Shirer and Chrystal Evans Hurst, along with his brother, Jonathan Evans, in the book Divine Disruption and in many inspirational events.
Anthony's appearance on NBC's The Voice led him to perform and produce vocals for various major artists and networks. He also has been enlisted as a talent producer for popular reality and competition shows. His powerful, one-of-a-kind voice has allowed him not only to vibrate the doors of the church but also to venture beyond them.
Jonathan Evans is a mentor, author, speaker, chaplain, and former NFL fullback. He serves with his pastor, friend, and father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a masters degree in Christian Leadership, Jonathan also serves as the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and co-chaplain of the Dallas Mavericks. Jonathan and his wife Kanika are the proud parents of Kelsey, Jonathan II, Kamden, Kylar, and Jade Wynter. They reside in Dallas, Texas.