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The Word This Week
This Sunday, we are excited to welcome Rev. Dr. Royce Evans. He has served in the Ministry since 1990, 28 years at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, a 122 year old predominantly African-American congregation located in the inner city of Grand Rapids MI, as the Assistant Pastor of Worship and Sanctuary, three years also at City View church, a predominantly Caucasian church located on the northwest side of Grand Rapids as part of the Pastoral Team. He currently preaches and does pulpit supply for several area churches, and participates in their Christian Education Units as teacher of Adult Sunday School and Bible Study. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Cornerstone University with a Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership (2005), a graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Bible (2008), and is recently graduated from Western Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree with focus on “A Case Study in Call: Character and Competency” (2014). He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries, the Executive Director of the Ministry Residency (Theological Field Education) for traditional Master of Divinity students. Rev Evans also facilitates the Urban Cohort Program for Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, which provides theological education opportunities to ministry leaders specifically serving in the urban context. Rev Evans and his wife Marilyn have been married for 30 years. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and numerous “spiritual children” whom they mentor in the name of the Kingdom and for the sake of the Christ.