About Rev. Evan

About Rev. Evan

Photo Credit: (c) 2014 Lee Mims. www.leemims.me

Photo Credit: (c) 2014 Lee Mims. http://www.leemims.me

I am an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  I am the Associate Minister for Family Life at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Longview, Texas.

Other than that I am a husband to a wonderful woman, dad to the cutest kids on the planet and friend.

I am a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University (BS-Kinesiology) and Lexington Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity).  I enjoy teaching, preaching and leading small groups.  I hope to one day attain a Doctorate degree.  I am a fan of Texas Rangers Baseball and Dallas Stars Hockey.

I am also the author of evandolive.com as well as contributor to
[D]mergent and Sojourners Magazine.

In June 2013, I was named one of the Top 5 Coolest Dads on the Internet by People magazine.

My first book Seeking Imperfection: Body Image, Marketing and God was published in August 2015 by The Pilgrim Press.

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January 2014, January 2016- Present Contributor for [D]mergent


April 2013- Present Contributor for Sojourners 

November 2009-Present– Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

January 2015 Contributor for Church Leaders

January 2015– Speaker at “Stole Camp” an educational workshop for Commissioned Ministers in the Coastal Plains Area of the Disciples of Christ, Houston, Texas

March 2012- December 2014 Contributor for The Orange County Record Newspaper, Orange, TX 

January 2013-May 2014– Religion Blogger for Houston Belief (hosted by the Houston Chronicle)– bit.ly/ModernFaithBlog

January 2014– Keynote Speaker, Young Adult Retreat, Gonzales, Texas

January 2014– Guest Preacher- First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Beaumont, Texas

April 2013- December 2013 Contributor for Radical Parents 

April 2013-November 2013 Contributor for The Good Men Project

April 2013– Guest Preacher- Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Houston, TX

March 2013– Devotional Speaker, Living Water International, Stafford, Texas

March 2013– Guest Preacher, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Beaumont, Texas

December 2012- February 2013– Spokesperson for the Texas Christian Film Festival, Houston, TX.

September 2012- June 2013- Interim Minister, Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Houston, Texas

June 2012– Keynote Speaker- Great River Region Chi Rho (Middle School) Summer Camp, Hot Springs, AR

June 2012– Keynote Speaker- Coastal Plains Area High School Conference, Gonzales, TX

June 2012– Co-Directed- Coastal Plains Area High School Conference, Gonzales, TX

March 2012 – October 2012– Religion Columnist, The Orange County Record, Orange, TX

November 2011-March 2012– Organized and Led “ShareFest Orange” (link)

November 2011- Guest Speaker, Orange County MOPS, Orange, TX

August 2011– Keynote Speaker- Coastal Plains Area Back to School Rally, Katy, TX

June 2011- June 2013– Member of the Coastal Plains Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Youth Ministry Team

June 2011- June 2013– Adult Leader of Coastal Plains Area Youth Leadership Team

July 2010-September 2012– Associate Minister of Students, Young Adults and Christian Education, First Christian Church (DOC), Orange, TX

June 2009- July 2010– Chaplain Resident- Hospice of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY

June 2008- May 2009– Minister of Children and Youth, Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Nicholasville, KY

May 2008- August 2008– Chaplain (Clincial Pastoral Education), Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, Lexington, KY

August 2006- May 2008– Youth Ministry Intern, Second Presbyterian Church (PC(USA)), Lexington, KY