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Education

  • D.Min., Western Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (2008)
  • B.S., Management/Ministry Leadership, Cornerstone University (2005)

Research Interests

  • Components of a call to ministry
  • Intersection of the church and the academy
  • 21st century ministry perspectives and methodology

Royce Evans, D.Min.

  • Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry
  • Associate Dean of the Urban Cohort Program
  • Executive Director of Ministry Residency

  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Education

  • D.Min., Western Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (2008)
  • B.S., Management/Ministry Leadership, Cornerstone University (2005)

Research Interests

  • Components of a call to ministry
  • Intersection of the church and the academy
  • 21st century ministry perspectives and methodology

With over 30 years of bi-vocational pastoral experience, Reverend Dr. Royce Evans brings his passion and vision for multicultural ministry, urban outreach and wholehearted theological understanding into his classroom. As the dean of the Urban Cohort program, Dr. Evans champions and encourages urban ministry leaders as they prepare for their vocation.

Dr. Evans received his Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Western Theological Seminary. While serving as a pastor, Dr. Evans also worked as an industrial electrician.

Dr. Evans has been married to his wife, Marilyn, for 30 years, and they have four children and eight grandchildren. Dr. Evans often guest preaches at many West Michigan churches.

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Hobbies

  • Reading for pleasure
  • Gardening
  • German Shepherd training and rearing

Campus Involvement

  • Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Search Committee
  • Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Graduate Theological Student of Color Satisfaction Research Committee

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