Former Senior Vice President of The Urban Alternative
For such a time as this.
– Esther 4:14.
She was a pastor’s wife for over 40 years…
BA Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University Doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern College.
Dr. Lois Evans was employed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship Ministry, Dallas Federal Savings and Loan, as well as numerous executive management positions with The Urban Alternative, which she co-founded with her husband Dr. Tony Evans in 1982. She served as Executive Vice President from 1989 to 1995 and Senior Vice President till 2019. Dr. Evans was also founder of the Pastors’ Wives Ministry.
She served in the office of the Senior Pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, National Religious Broadcasters Board, and The Urban Alternative Board of Directors. She has also served on the NRB Television Board and as the 1st President of the Global Pastors’ Wives Network. In addition, she was a member of Leadership Southwest, sponsored by the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of the Christian Management Association. She was also the Founder of The Pastors’ Wives Ministry and the First Lady Conference.
Lois was honored in 1995 with the Good Samaritan Award from Dallas Baptist University for outstanding Christian service to the community. In 1996, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern College and in 2000 she received the Status of Women Award from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She also received The Woman of the Year in Ministry Award presented by the Women of Influence, Inc.
Dr. Evans traveled throughout the United States, the Caribbean, China, India, South America, Europe and West Africa.
In addition to many magazine and newsletter articles, Dr. Evans was a contributing author to Promises Promises:
Understanding and Encouraging Your Husband (Vision House, 1996). She is co-author of Our Love Is Here To Stay (Multnomah Publishing, 2004), author of Seasons of a Woman’s Life (Moody, 2000—Out of print), and Stones of Remembrance: A Rock-Hard Faith for Rock-Hard Places (Moody, 2006) with Jane Rubietta.. She also recorded two albums in 1983 and in 1989.
Lois was married for nearly 50 years to her favorite pastor/teacher and best friend, Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. She has four children: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony, Jr., and Jonathan, five granddaughters and eight grandsons, and two great-grandchildren.