Dr. Tony Evans Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Career and Achievements

Tony Evans is a well-known American pastor, author, and speaker. He founded and serves as the senior pastor of Oaks Cliff Bible Fellowship.


Anthony Tyrone Evans, commonly known as Tony Evans, is an American Christian pastor, author, speaker, minister, and television broadcaster. He was born on September 10, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, to Mr. Arthur Evans and Mrs. Evelyn Evans.

When Tony Evans was 24 years old, a radio show producer from Houston contacted him, asking for preaching content to broadcast on his program for free. This marked the start of public broadcasting for Tony Evans, as he preached to an unseen audience in Houston while residing in Dallas.


Pastor Tony Evans started Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, in 1976 with just 10 members meeting at his home. In 1981, he, along with his late wife Mrs. Lois Evans, founded the Urban Alternative to expand the ministry’s outreach due to the growing demand for Evans’ sermons.

Teaching Evangelism and black Church studies at DTS and serving on its Board of Incorporate Members, Baylor University recognized Evans as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-Speaking World. In 2017, he launched the Tony Evans Training Center, an online platform for Christian leaders unable to attend a seminary.

For over 40 years, Evans has been the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, overseeing its growth from 10 to over 10,000 members. His preaching now reaches a global audience, with broadcasts on over 1,400 radio outlets in over 130 countries, reaching millions worldwide each week.


Tony Evans, the first African American to write and publish a full Bible commentary and a study Bible, has authored many other books, including:

  • “Kingdom Men Rising” (2021)
  • “Victory in Spiritual Warfare” (2011)
  • “The Power of God’s Names” (2014)
  • “Kingdom Marriage” (2016)
  • “30 Days to Overcoming Emotional Stronghold” (2015)
  • “The Kingdom Agenda” (1999)
  • “Oneness Embraced” (2011)
  • “The Power of Knowing God” (2020)
  • “Horizontal Jesus” (2015)
  • “No More Excuses: Be the Man God Made You to Be” (1996)
  • “Tony Evans Bible Commentary”
  • “Divine Disruption”

Tony Evans Family

Pastor Tony Evans was married to his late wife, Lois Irene Evans, and they had four children together: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony Jr., and Jonathan. They also have a total of 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sadly, his wife, Lois Irene Evans, passed away in 2019.

Net Worth

Dr. Tony Evans net worth is not known.

Social Media

You can find Dr. Tony Evans on the below social media platforms:

  1. Instagram:  DrTonyEvans
  2. Facebook: Tony Evans
  3. Twitter: @drtonyevans