Michael David Evans is an award-winning journalist and has appeared on hundreds of network television and radio shows including ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightline, CNN World News, NBC, and CBS. He is a frequent guest on the Fox News Network, NBC, ABC, and CBS. He has been a staunch defender of Israel for over four decades, combating anti-Semitism.
Dr. Evans has authored more than 60 books including The History of Christian Zionism, Jerusalem, Atomic Iran, the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Final Move Beyond Iraq, Showdown with Nuclear Iran, Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew, and a number of novels including the GameChanger series, The Protocols, The Light, Ten Boom: Betsie, Promise of God, Born Again: 1948 and Born Again: 1967, The Locket, and The Volunteers. His articles have appeared in hundreds of newspapers worldwide, including USA Today, The Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Evans has won more than fifteen national awards for prime time television documentaries based on his books, and has twice received Ambassador Awards from Israel.
Evans has founded a number of pro-Israel enterprises such as Churches United with Israel with more than 8,600 associated churches; the Jerusalem Prayer Team, the world’s largest prayer movement operating in over 100 countries, and with three hundred of the most influential Christians in the US on the board of governors. These include: Rev. Joel Osteen, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Dr. John Hagee, Dr. Jack Graham, and Mr. Pat Boone.
Evans is the founder of The Jerusalem Prayer Team, Jerusalem World News, the Middle East Media Group, and the Evans Institute of Middle East Studies. He is chairman of the board of the Corrie ten Boom Holocaust Center in Haarlem, Holland. Three members of the ten Boom family have been honored at Yad Vashem. The family saved 800 Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Evans recently spearheaded the establishment of a museum in Jerusalem, officially called the Friends of Zion Museum, to archive Israel’s Christian heroes in history. The Friends of Zion Museum opened to the general public in 2015. Its international director is former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
“Mike Evans is a fighter for freedom in a world of darkening and narrowing horizons. In his devotion to Israel, Mike has consistently demonstrated the moral clarity that is necessary to defend Israel against the lies and distortions of its enemies, and championed the Jewish people’s claim to the Land of Israel…” (The Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel)
“Mike Evans is a true ambassador to Jerusalem. His efforts at peace conferences and the UN have earned him great respect and admiration.” (The Honorable Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel)
He and his wife, Carolyn, have four children and ten grandchildren. They make their home near Fort Worth, Texas.
He is the founder of the Corrie ten Boom Foundation in Holland and the Jerusalem Prayer Team (to which more than 1000 organizations and 300 of America’s top leaders such as Rev. Joel Osteen, Dr. Jack Hayford, Mrs. Anne Graham-Lotz, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Dr. John C. Maxwell, and Dr. Jack Graham) have lent their support. Recently, the Jerusalem Prayer Team funded the construction of the Mike Evans Museum in Jerusalem, now officially know as the Friends of Zion Heritage Center. Mr. Evans’ book, Showdown with Nuclear Iran became a New York Times and Amazon.com bestseller. He is also the author of 24 books including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, Amazon #1, and Barnes and Noble.com #1 bestseller, The American Prophecies, as well as the New York Times bestseller, Beyond Iraq: The Next Move, and the Time Magazine bestseller, The Return. Mr. Evans wrote Beyond Iraq in eleven days, and launched the book eight weeks later in New York City.
Dr. Evans has founded dozens of pro-Israel enterprises such as the Jerusalem Prayer Team, Churches United with Israel, Lovers of Israel, the Evangelical Israel Friendship Council, the Evangelical Israel Prayer Breakfast, the Evans Institute of Middle East Studies (EIMES.org) and the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship. Dr. Evans purchased and restored the home of Corrie ten Boom in Holland, and has served as Chairman of the Board for over twenty-five years. The home is open as a Holocaust Museum.
Dr. Evans has dedicated his life to telling the story and to encouraging the people of Israel. He recently spearheaded the establishment of the Mike Evans Museum in Jerusalem, officially called the Friends of Zion Heritage Center. The Mike Evans Museum is yet another way of communicating that story that so many so-called Christians have tarnished, so much so that the Jewish people – God’s chosen – have been unable to comprehend.
The Mike Evans Museum is unique, simply based on the use of 21st century technologies that make it a museum of experience that takes visitors well beyond the ordinary and expected. It is a place where this love story is unfolded for all to acknowledge and receive.
Evans is an award-winning producer, having produced eighteen documentaries in Israel. His most famous, Let My People Go, spotlighted Natan Sharansky, who was at the time in a gulag in Russia. Mr. Evans asked President Ronald Reagan to seek Mr. Sharansky’s release, and the release of some 400 Jewish prisoners from President Mikhail Gorbachev. Dr. Evans also worked with a Dutch government official to encourage them to open the doors of the Dutch Embassy in Moscow to the Jews of Russia.
Evans’ newest book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq will be published by Strang Communications, and his latest documentary, “The Final Move Beyond Iraq,” will air in May 2007. The documentary contains interviews with CIA director James Woolsey, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, General Hugh Shelton, Mort Zuckerman, owner of U.S. News and World Report, UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and a host of others.
Mike Evans spoke at the World Summit on Terrorism in Jerusalem (with Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister), and to students at the Kennedy School of Law at Harvard University. As a writer, Mr. Evans has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Jerusalem Post, The Washington Times and numerous other publications world-wide.
One of his speeches became an official document in the Congressional Record of the 97th Congress, second session. He was the only evangelical present at the White House signing of the Israeli/PLO Peace Accord, and was invited to the State funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
In February 2003, Mr. Evans received the Ambassador Award from the State of Israel during NRB in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a keynote speaker at the inaugural Jerusalem World Summit in Jerusalem in October 2003, and joined such notables as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Mr. Evans’ wife, Carolyn, is the chairwoman and founder of Christian Woman of the Year Association. Ruth Graham, Elizabeth Dole, Mother Teresa, and other distinguished women are among the recipients who have been honored during the past 15 years.
Mike and Carolyn Evans have four children, Michelle, Shira, Rachel and Michael, and five grandchildren.