About Rev. Evan
Rev. Dr. Evan M. Dolive became the Executive Director of the Greater Longview United Way on May 19, 2021.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005 and his Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in 2009.
In February 2021, Dolive defended his thesis for his Doctor of Ministry degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX; he researched how churches address or avoid the issue of immigration from a theological perspective.
In November 2022, Dolive received his certificate of Advance Non-Profit Leadership from University of Texas at Tyler.
In June 2015, Dolive became a Board-Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.
On August 7, 2015, Dolive’s first book, Seeking Imperfection: Body Image, Marketing and God, was released by The Pilgrim Press, the publishing house for the United Church of Christ. His book is a theological examination of marketing and body images propagated in the world today and the Christian response.
Dolive has written for many publications including Sojourners Magazine, the Youth Worker Journal and the Good Men Project. He currently writes for the Longview News-Journal. He has also appeared on Headline News, Huffington Post Live, and CNN with Don Lemon.
He is also a founding member of Longview’s Theology on Tap where ministers from multiple denominations gather monthly to discuss the application of faith and life.
He currently serves on the Greater Longview Optimal Wellness (GLOW) governing board; GLOW focuses on finding ways to connect service agencies and clients in the Gregg County Area. He is also a member of the Policy and Advocacy Team for United Ways of Texas.
Dolive is a strong advocate for public education and the integration of compassion, morality, and justice in the local community.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Miranda. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Greater Longview Children’s Choir Association, Music Director at First Presbyterian Church, and Program Manager at Longview Community Ministries. They have four children. They opened their home to foster care in 2019 and have been strong advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
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