Gareth Evans is an itinerant pastor/teacher with a burden to minister to the hurting church. Formerly a Physics teacher in the UK and Canada, he became a pastor with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada in 1979.
In 1991, he was invited to serve as pastor on board the M/V Anastasis, a medical, missionary ship operated by Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Since leaving that ministry four years later, Gareth has traveled to many countries, encouraging pastors and missionaries.
He is married to Anne and they have three married daughters, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Gareth and Anne live in Victoria, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Gareth at his desk 2011
On this webpage you will find some of the topics he teaches, listen to some mp3 sermons, view some photos, read some poetry and, hopefully, be encouraged and blessed.
First, however, please read the latest newsletter.
Update January 2015
Since my last news in September, we continue to be blessed with visits from dear friends across the world; ministry opportunities have included a teaching time at Lumby and Coldstream (Okanagan Valley), an invitation to teach a Coll & Career group in Vancouver on the Christian Attitude to Finances, a similar group at my own church answering their varied questions, and the regular Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews (now completed). Coupled with my own personal desire to have an effective prayer life, my ministry has been greatly satisfying. Health-wise, we have experienced some highs and lows: Both Anne and I have been 'clear of cancer' in our regular check-ups, she of breast cancer and I of bladder cancer. However, I continue to have some difficulties with my legs, even though two MRI scans show nothing amiss. I can live with this OK but I am seeking a full healing from the Lord. I did recently have a full medical where my doctor declared that my health is "excellent!"
Sadly, the end of 2014 also saw the passing of two special friends: In October, my dear friend Gerald passed away in Wales. I had been his best man 50 years ago and had had a wonderful visit with him earlier this year. Also in October, Dick passed away at the age of 84. I had met Dick and his family when I served with the British Forces in Germany 1963. He had made a commitment to the Lord late in life so I was able to speak freely at his funeral service.
Recent and new Material
1) I have posted a poem written by Chas Wesley to George Whitefield in 1755 - a challenge to those who allow doctrinal differences to divide them. I'm sure you will be blessed as I am.
2) New SOAPBOX article - The Deeper Life
3) There are some new quotes on my Quotable Quotes page.
4) Just heard from a brother whose ministry greatly blessed me. Trevor Baker has written many songs (hear some on my favourite links page). I highly recommend his web page at www.trevorbaker.ca
MY SOAPBOX - Check out what's on my mind at the moment! Recent addition.
Quote of the month: (see my Quotable quotes page)
"The most important thing about any man is what he thinks about God" Tozer
Remember: Those who follow Him "afar off" can still keep their eyes on Jesus - but those who go one step ahead of Him, lose all sight of Him and walk in their own shadows.
"May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him."Eph 1:17
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