Michael David Evans (born June 30, 1947) is an American author, journalist, commentator and the head of several international non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Netherlands. Evans is also a Christian Zionist.
Evans has written 42 books and has provided analysis and commentary on Middle East affairs for a variety of media. He has appeared on network television and radio shows. His op-eds have been published in The Washington Times, The Jerusalem Post and others. He founded and serves as head of a number of politically conservative Christian organizations.
Personal life and faith
Michael David Evans was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 30, 1947, to a non-practicing Jewish mother whose parents were immigrants from the Soviet Union. Following his discharge from the United States Army, Evans moved to Texas where he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God College.
As a child, he suffered at the hands of his virulently anti-Semitic father, who regularly got drunk and violent, and beat his wife, claiming that Mike was not his son; he did not think he would survive until he was twenty. At age 11, he objected to his father beating his mother, and was assaulted; when he recovered, he had what he describes as a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ, who promised him a future.
Mike Evans' wife Carolyn is the founder of Christian Woman of the Year Association. Mike and Carolyn have four children, Michelle, Shira, Rachel and Michael II, and seven grandchildren.
Evans is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He was featured in the Jerusalem Post for his work in defending Israel.
In addition to his work as a commentator, author and documentarian, Mike Evans is a speaker. In August 2011, he addressed the Restoring Courage event hosted by Glenn Beck in Caesarea.
The ten Boom Fellowship
Mike Evans purchased and restored the Corrie ten Boom house in 1983. It is a museum dedicated to telling the story of ten Boom's family, which harbored, fed and found safe houses for as many as 800 Jews during the Nazi takeover of the Netherlands during World War II. Upon purchasing and restoring the house, Mike Evans created the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship, a Christian Zionist organization.
Jerusalem Prayer Team
Mike Evans began the Jerusalem Prayer Team in 2002, which raised money for Ehud Olmert's New Jerusalem Foundation. Recently, the Jerusalem Prayer Team funded the construction of the Mike Evans Museum in Jerusalem, now officially known as The Friends of Zion Heritage Center.
2003: Evans was presented with the Ambassador Award by Rami Levi of Israel
2006: Evans was granted an Honorary Doctor of Political Science by Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
Evans has written extensively on the Middle East, Christian Living, Prophecy and Iraq. His works include 42 fiction and non-fiction books, many self-published. Those that have made The New York Times Best Seller list are The Final Move Beyond Iraq: The Final Solution While the World Sleeps, The American Prophecies, and Showdown with Nuclear Iran. His most recent copies are See You in New York, Finding Favor with Man, The Volunteers, History of Christian Zionism (2 vol. set), Christopher Columbus, Betsie Ten Boom "Promise of God" and Countdown. One of Evan's bestseller books on Iran was published in February 2009 is called "Jimmy Carter The Liberal Left & World Chaos".
In a newsletter he sent in April 2015, Evans claimed to have prophesied to Benjamin Netanyahu that he would be Israel's Prime Minister twice and to have persuaded Menachem Begin to give Netanyahu his first position in the Israeli government.
Mike Evans has produced 18 documentaries based on his books about Israel.