Reverend Dr. Michael A. Evans, Sr.
Michael A. Evans, Sr. born the oldest of 6 children, on November 4, 1966, is a native of Houston, TX. He is the proud pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Mansfield, TX where he has proudly served for over 20 years as the “Under Shepherd.” He is married to Mrs. Lisa C. Evans, his High School sweetheart of more than 25 years. To this union they have two children, Michael “Tony” Evans, Jr. and Richard Isaac “Tiger” Evans.
Pastor Evans received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Pre-Law) from the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School. He has participated in doctoral studies at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.
Pastor Evans has served as an administrator with the Tarrant County College District with coordination and oversight responsibilities for the district’s ESL and Adult Basic Education Centers. He has served as the City of Arlington’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. speaker on three separate occasions; as a consultant on Race Relations for church, county and state officials; as a Reserve Chaplain in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer; as a Mansfield Community Advocate, he is the founder of the BBC Educational Enrichment Corporation, which has served more than 1,000 young people throughout the Southeast Arlington-Mansfield-Kennedale area with tutoring services, career exploration and summer job placement; director of the Life Touch Cottage Ministries Inc. (A Christian Education and Evangelism Organization serving children and youth in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria – West Africa); founder of the Hope House Community Service Network that serves indigent individuals in Southeast Tarrant County with addiction recovery, medical services and transportation needs; also founder of the Historic West Mansfield Community Development Corporation: the goal of the CDC is to encourage quality economic development of the Historic West Mansfield Community. Pastor Evans is the former Director of African American Ministries for the Baptist General Convention of Texas that involved service to over 800 churches statewide. Recently, He was inducted to the City of Mansfield’s Wall of Honor for 2007; an award reserved for outstanding service for the city, her people, and the surrounding communities. He now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mansfield Independent School District. He is an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University, and continues to serve on numerous boards and spear heads many community initiatives locally and state wide.
However, in humble regard for all that God has done he praises God for all of His love and kindness.