Dr. Jack Evans, President
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Southwestern Christian College website. Southwestern Christian College is committed to excellence in education -- Christian education. Its primary role in the field of higher education is to offer a quality academic program in the context of commitment to moral and spiritual values. To this end, its curriculum is geared to the development of the "whole man" of each of its students. And it is the feeling of the board of trustees, administration, and faculty of Southwestern that such a curriculum will give the student the necessary foundation on which to build for further study in senior colleges and universities, and for making a lasting contribution to the society in which he lives.
Dr. Jack Evans Sr. is a native of Houston, Texas.
He was baptized into Christ in 1953 at the age of 15
by the late Paul Settles. He began preaching
at the age of 16. After attending the public
schools of Houston for 9 years, he transferred to
the Nashville Christian Institute in Nashville,
Tennessee, of which the eminent Marshall Keeble was
President at this time. He graduated from his
high school in 1957. He then enrolled in
Southwestern Christian College (SWCC), a junior
college, of Terrell, Texas, from which he graduated
in 1959. He served as the associate Minister
of the College Church of Christ while attending
After graduating from SWCC, Jack Evans Sr. enrolled in Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico--majoring in History and Religion; he graduated from this university in 1961. He preached for a small congregation in Hale Center, Texas, while attending college in New Mexico. Upon graduation Dr. Evans began graduate work, in 1961, in History and English at the University of Texas (Texas Western College at the time) in El Paso, Texas.
In 1963 he received his M.A. degree. His M.A. thesis was entitled "THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF TERRELL, TEXAS." He was the Minister of the Cebada St. Church of Christ in El Paso while attending graduate school. He has had conferred upon him the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degrees by Harding University, Pepperdine University, and Abilene Christian University.
Dr. Evans became Dean of SWCC in 1963. He served in this capacity and as an instructor in History for 4 years. In 1967, he was appointed President of Southwestern Christian College, thus becoming the first Afro-American president of the only predominantly black Christian College among churches of Christ. He is presently serving in this capacity. SWCC became fully accredited under his administration in 1973. He is listed in the Who's Who in American College and University Administration and Who's Who in Texas Today. He is a member of the Board of Directors of David Lipscomb University.
Dr. Evans has spoken on all the major lectureships of Christian colleges and in special seminars and meetings on other college campuses. He conducts gospel meetings and crusades in churches of Christ through out the nation, and has participated in a number of religious debates.
He is the author/editor of the Evans-Barr Debate, the Curing of Ham, the Cross or the Crescent, Sermons that Save, Sinai or Zion?, The Two Covenants; and co-author with Dr. James Maxell, of Divorce and Remarriage, and with G.P. Holt, of Sermons of the Crusades.
Jack Evans Sr. is married to Patricia Evans of Nashville, Tennessee. They have three sons, Jack Jr., Herbert Raye and David Paul. They have two grandsons, Jack Evans III, and Brandon Jamal.