According to the 1950 U.S. Census, the population in Muncie, Indiana was 58,479. Of that figure, only 4,400 were African Americans. Being born in this year meant living with segregation, racial discrimination, the affects of the Cold War as well as the Korean War. These circumstances under which one is born can shape one’s future. Then add the tragedy of death and leaving a child fatherless and a mother widowed. In the natural, it could mean uncertainty, fear and hopelessness. But the Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This future promise was first realized in John Evans’ life at the age of 14 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Then at the age of 19, he accepted and embraced the call to the ministry.
Today, Pastor John Evans allows the Holy Spirit to use his past experiences as teachable moments as he travels the world healing the wounds of people trying to overcome the tragedies of life and the loneliness of death. Pastor Evans also leads a multicultural ministry as the Senior Pastor of Great Joy World Outreach Church in Muskegon, Michigan; the Grand Rapids Prayer Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and the International Development Center for Leaders in Ghana, West Africa.
Pastor John Evans lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his lovely wife Vicky Evans and is the proud father of Jerimiah, Johnathan, Merci and Miracle.