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Dr. Tony Evans’ Son Talks of Father’s Return, Was Told ‘No More, No Less’ About Evans’ Unnamed ‘Sin’

Jonathan Evans preaching Father's Day sermon
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Dr. Tony Evans‘ youngest son, Jonathan, told the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) congregation during a Father’s Day message on Sunday that his father didn’t share any more information about his unnamed sin than he did with the whole church.

Jonathan serves as OCBF’s Associate Pastor of the NextGen Ministry Area and supports his father in teaching, preaching, training, and pastoral care. He is a former NFL fullback and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

On Sunday, June 9, Dr. Evans released a statement explaining that he would be “stepping away” from his pastoral duties due to an unnamed sin he committed “a number of years ago.”

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“When we fall short of that standard due to sin, we are required to repent and restore our relationship with God,” Evans said. “A number of years ago, I fell short of that standard. I am, therefore, required to apply the same biblical standard of repentance and restoration to myself that I have applied to others.”

He continued, “In light of this, I am stepping away from my pastoral duties and am submitting to a healing and restoration process established by the elders. This will afford me a needed time of spiritual recovery and healing.”

Dr. Evans founded OCBF in 1976 and has served as its senior pastor for 48 years. OCBF has a weekly attendance of approximately 10,000 people.

Jonathan Speaks of His Father’s Return During Father’s Day Sermon

Jonathan expressed gratitude for his father as he opened his Father’s Day sermon this past Sunday.

“My dad has been there for all of my challenges. He’s been there for a lot of y’all’s challenges—whether it’s counseling, whether it’s preaching, radio, some of y’all’s YouTube, whatever medium has been, he’s been there,” Jonathan said. “So it’s an honor for me to return the favor.”

The pastor’s son shared that he has been asked several times over the last week how he has felt since his father announced he would be stepping away. Jonathan said, “Let me tell you, I feel like we’ve already won.”

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“I feel like we’re on offense, not defense,” he added. “I feel like we already have victory. I feel like [God’s] Word is true. I feel like he’s gonna finish the work that he started.”