The Jerusalem Prayer Team, which Dr. Evans created in January 2002, has united people around the world in prayer on behalf of Israel. It has also served as a platform for Dr. Evans to address world leaders as an advocate for the Jewish State.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Evans has been a friend and advisor to Israel’s prime ministers, from Menachem Begin to Benjamin Netanyahu. Prime Minister Netanyahu has described Dr. Evans as “a fighter for freedom in a world of darkening and narrow horizons.”
Hundreds of leading Christian ministers support the Jerusalem Prayer Team, including Pat Robertson, Joel Osteen, John Maxwell, and Tim LaHaye. The Jerusalem Prayer Team, which receives no funding from the State of Israel, raises donations to provide home repairs, blankets, coats and other humanitarian needs for the Jewish people in Israel.
Dr. Evans is the creator of the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship, which encourages Christians to pray for the Jewish people and the peace of Jerusalem. The foundation is named for Corrie ten Boom and her family, who harbored, fed and found safe houses for as many as 800 Jews during the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War II. In 1983, Dr. Evans purchased and restored the Corrie ten Boom house in the old city of Haarlem, Holland. Today, the home serves as a museum, where guides share the inspiring stories of the courageous Dutch family.
In his role as an author – including 42 novels and non-fiction books, Dr. Evans has written multiple New York Times bestsellers. These include: “Let My People Go,” “Showdown with Nuclear Iran,” and “The American Prophecies.” Based on his books, Dr. Evans has produced 18 documentaries.
Many network news programs look to Dr. Evans as a commentator and Middle East analyst. He has appeared on all of the major U.S. broadcast networks, as well as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and The Christian Broadcasting Network. His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, The Jerusalem Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Times, among many others.
In 2007, in his book “The Final Move Beyond Iraq,” Dr. Evans described Islamofascism as the greatest threat America has faced since the Civil War. Dating back to his 1980 book, “Israel: America’s Key to Survival,” Dr. Evans forecast a battle between America and radical Islam.
Dr. Evans has never been afraid to speak truth to power. Among those whom he has excoriated is former President Jimmy Carter, who along with the ex-President’s Liberal Left friends has acted against America’s and Israel’s interests in an effort to appease Arab rage.
Other organizations that Dr. Evans has founded include: Churches United with Israel, Inc.; the Middle East Media Group, the Evans Institute of Middle East Studies, The Jerusalem World News, TimeWorthy Books, and The Mike Evans Museum in Jerusalem, also known as Friends of Zion Heritage Center.
As a speaker, Dr. Evans has addressed more than 4,000 audiences worldwide, including the Knesset in Jerusalem. He is a supporter of the Council of Christians and Jews, a London-based interfaith charity that opposes the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and Israeli-made products.
Dr. Evans was born in June 1947 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has described his childhood as abusive and painful at the hands of a troubled alcoholic father. His mother was a non-practicing Jew, whose parents were immigrants from the Soviet Union.
When he was 11 years old, Dr. Evans says he had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, during which he received assurances of God’s love for him, as well as a promise that God would use him.
Dr. Evans and his wife, Carolyn, have four children and nine grandchildren.