The Rev. Clay Evans, a civil rights leader, influential evangelical broadcaster and gospel music icon, has died at 94.
Rev. Clay Evans founded Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in 1950, where he served for 50 years. His most famous mantra was “It is no secret what God can do.” He will forever be a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, family patriarch and church father.
Rev. Evans was a leading servant of God, a man of great faith, a servant’s servant, a leader’s leader, and a friend to all of mankind. He will forever be known as a civil rights leader (who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King and Reverend Jesse Jackson), gospel music pioneer, civic leader, community staple, and trusted counselor to all including Presidents, Governors, Mayors, and anyone in need of advice. He was a convener, an ecumenical bridge builder, problem solver, and humanitarian