About Rev. Evan
Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and became the Associate Minister of Family Life on August 1, 2015. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University (Kinesiology) in 2005 and his Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in 2009.
Currently he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX where he is researching how churches address the issue of immigration from a theological perspective.
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, Dmergent, a Disciples of Christ online publication, 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.
In 2013, People.com named him one of the “top five coolest dads” on the Internet.
Dolive currently serves on the the Programming Committee of Disciples Crossing Camp located in Athens, Texas. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Crisman School of Longview and Disciples Housing of Northeast Texas as well as the Youth Leadership Team and Youth Ministry Council for the North East and Coastal Plains Areas of the Southwest Region.
Dolive is a founding member of Longview’s Theology on Tap where ministers from multiple denominations gather monthly to discuss the application of faith and life.
In February 2020, Dolive launched a Christianity podcast entitled “The Spirit Still Moves.” It is explores the intersection of faith and the 21st century. You can find more information about it here.
Dolive is married to his high school sweetheart, Rev. Miranda Dolive, and has three 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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