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The Rev. Joe Evans The Rev. Joe Evans is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, TN.

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The Rev. Joseph Evans

Presbyterian Church (USA)

First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, TN

The Rev. Joe Evans is a native of Georgia, baptized at Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, confirmed and nurtured by First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, graduate of Presbyterian College where he earned a B.A. in religion, and Columbia Theological Seminary where he was nominated for the "David HC Reed preacher/scholar award." He was ordained into the office of Minister of Word and Sacrament at First Presbyterian Church, Marietta GA in March of 2007. After ordination Rev. Evans served Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lilburn, GA as Associate Pastor of Mission and Outreach, and as Interim Pastor.

Rev. Evans has served as editor of Lectionary Homiletics journal since 2005, and has contributed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Journal for Preachers, The Silver Cross, as well as Lectionary Homiletics, and has been the guest preacher on Day 1, a nationally syndicated radio show (formerly known as The Protestant Hour).

Rev. Evans and his wife Sara are proud live in Columbia, TN with their daughters Lily and Cecelia.


Latest Content by The Rev. Joe Evans

The Rev. Joe Evans

Spared the Ax

Luke 13:1-9

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 03, 2013

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

You have to be careful with people, because if they don't know the answer, they may well just make something up.

About two years ago I was with a group on a mission trip to Haiti, and we were flying from one side of the island to another in a little propeller plane driven by a Cuban pilot.

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The Rev. Joe Evans

The Fox Is in the Henhouse

Luke 13:31-35

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year C

February 24, 2013

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

Folks who have never been to First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Tennessee, will sometimes ask me what this church is like--is First Presbyterian conservative, liberal, or moderate; what kind of people attend; where will this church be in 15 years?

It's hard to answer questions like these, as they are questions about a group of people, made up of individuals who have differing opinions--so what I usually say is something like--there is a man at First Presbyterian Church who felt so led as to pay for the staff Christmas party out of his own pocket because he so appreciated their ministry.

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Joe Evans

The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 17, 2011

It's Coming

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us, Paul says. We are the resurrection people, and we have a reason to hope.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 10, 2011

The Sower's Lesson

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The goal of the sower in Jesus' parable (Matthew 13) was simply to sow seed, and to many he seems careless and wasteful. As followers of Christ, how are we sowing the seeds of our faith?