Christian Life Commission announces new Director of Public Policy

by Texas Baptists Communication on May 4, 2020 in News

The Texas Baptists Christian Life Commission (CLC) is pleased to announce that Michael Evans, Jr. has joined the team as the new Director of Public Policy.

“We thank God for sending Michael Evans, Jr. to the CLC,” Gus Reyes, director of the CLC, said. “He is committed to Christ. This role is the natural culmination of his academic, spiritual and work experiences. His love for the local church is evident throughout his testimony. He will make long-lasting ministry contributions for the cause of Christ in Texas Baptists and beyond.”

The CLC helps Texas Baptists, churches, communities and government leaders give voice to critical issues in society from a Christian and biblical perspective. As Director of Public Policy, Evans will lead the CLC’s efforts related to government and legislation. He will speak to elected

legislators regarding the priorities set forth by the Christian Life Commissioners of Texas Baptists.

Evans will also speak at churches across the state, educating them about governmental awareness and involvement. The CLC encourages Texas Baptists to engage in informed advocacy on public policy issues affecting their churches and communities.

Evans looks forward to helping churches see how the Bible relates to modern-day issues.

“We stand on the word of God and every position that we take is based on Scripture. We love all of God’s people and want what’s best for them,” he said. “I’m excited about the marriage between politics and Scripture in this role.”

Evans graduated from Morehouse College with a BA in Political Science. He will graduate with his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in May. 

His political experience includes serving as a field representative for Congressman Marc Veasey, who serves Texas’ Congressional District 33 in the House of Representatives. Evans has also served in various capacities at multiple churches. He has spoken at town hall meetings on behalf of churches and is comfortable voicing spiritual beliefs in a secular setting. Evans is passionate about youth development and was the Princeton Young Achievers Site Director, where he coordinated afterschool tutoring for low-income students at a local school. 

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