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Herbert E. Evans
(1951 - June 27, 1996) U.S.A.

Herbert E. Evans

African-American Clergy


Rev. Herbert E. Evans was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a graduate of Wilberforce University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theological Studies. He pastored for more than 16 years in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serving congregations in West Virgina, South Carolina and Ohio.

He was the Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Philadelphia. He launched a vision plan which embraced five ministry areas that included advocacy, assistance, education, and leadership development, a ministry of beginnings and endings called Alpha and Omega, and a recovery ministry called the GAP Ministry modeled after San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church's Recovery Program.

He served on MCC Judicial Affairs Board and on the AIDS National Interfaith Network (ANIN), the Ecumenical AIDS Committee.

He also assumed secular employment as the Member Services Coordinator at We the People Living WIth AIDS/HIV. He resided in South Philadelphia with his partner, Mr. Todd Conway. Evans died of AIDS-related complications.


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