83 Tony Evans Quotes from the American Christian Pastor

Tony Evans, born in 1949, is a famous American Christian pastor, speaker and author.

Leading the large Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, he started his broadcasting journey in 1973 when a radio show in Houston showcased his preaching.

This eventually expanded to The Urban Alternative, co-founded with his wife Lois.

By the mid-’80s, his broadcasts aired globally. Educated at Carver College and Dallas Theological Seminary, he initiated the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship at his home in 1976 and later founded The Urban Alternative. Besides being a chaplain for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Evans is a notable educator and author.

His personal life has seen him father four talented children and recently, in 2023, announce his engagement to Dr. Carla Crummie.

Here is a collection of the powerful quotes by Tony Evans.

Best Tony Evans Quotes


God established the family as the foundation of civilization. ~ Tony Evans.


Trials are to see if you believe what you say you believe. ~ Tony Evans.


It’s easier to shape a child than to repair an adult. ~ Tony Evans.


Simply defined, prayer is earthly permission for heavenly interference. ~ Tony Evans.


If the Lord is your shepherd, He is sufficient for all your needs. ~ Tony Evans.


Don’t wait until you are a big shot to do big shot things. ~ Tony Evans.


God only promises to bless the nation that recognizes His authority. ~ Tony Evans.

A kingdom man is the kind of man that when his feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, he’s up!. ~ Tony Evans.

Our wives are like mirrors, reflecting back to us what kinds of husbands we are. ~ Tony Evans.


Don’t worry about locating your purpose. If you are seeking after God, your purpose will locate you. ~ Tony Evans.

Faith is acting as if God is telling the truth. It is acting as if something is true even when it doesn’t appear to be true in order that it might be shown to be true simply because God said it’s true. ~ Tony Evans.


Obeying the will of God takes priority over satisfying cultural expectations. ~ Tony Evans.

Scripture would not only solve the individual and family divisions, but it would also solve the ecclesiastical confusion. ~ Tony Evans.

Famous Tony Evans Quotes

Every voting choice you exercise ought to be for the candidate, platform, party, or policy that will best represent the values of the kingdom of God. ~ Tony Evans.


Faith is not about how much you believe in what you believe. Faith is about believing that the One you believe in is believable. ~ Tony Evans.

A kingdom woman does hard things, and sometimes having faith based on God’s Word is the simplest yet toughest thing she will ever have to do. ~ Tony Evans.

The demise of our community and culture is the fault of sissified men who have been overly influenced by women. ~ Tony Evans.

Young men need a positive influence, especially when they don’t have a strong male figure in their lives. They can be influenced by a great, godly man in the church, which gives men a great mission in the church to influence these kids. ~ Tony Evans.


The opposite of faith is not doubt. The opposite of faith is disobedience. ~ Tony Evans.

A kingdom man is a man who visibly demonstrates the comprehensive rule of God underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of his life. ~ Tony Evans.

Disciples are people who operate under the rule of God, and if we’re not operating under the rule of God, we can’t expect the broader society to take God seriously. ~ Tony Evans.


Many, if not most, Christians begin with the wrong question of who they should vote for rather than the more important question of how they should vote. ~ Tony Evans.

Top Tony Evans Quotes

If you limit worship to where you are, the minute you leave that place of worship you will leave your attitude of worship behind like a crumpled-up church bulletin. ~ Tony Evans.

The Greek word translated “peace” in the Scripture is eirene. This word is equivalent to the Hebrew word shalom. Essentially, eirene embodies completeness, wholeness, and an inner resting of the soul that does not fluctuate based on outside influences. A person who is at peace is someone who is stable, calm, orderly, and at rest within. The opposite of peace, of course, is inner chaos, anxiety, and worry. This. ~ Tony Evans.


It often takes the darkness of a storm to show us the light of God’s presence. ~ Tony Evans.

Prayer is the means by which God has established for God’s people to invite the spiritual into the physical, and the invisible realm into the visible realm. ~ Tony Evans.


You are not fighting for victory – you are fighting from victory. This battle has already been won! ~ Tony Evans.

Is your heavenly Father getting your best, or is He being forced to settle for leftovers? Leftover time. Leftover service. Leftover money. ~ Tony Evans.

As a result, socialism and communism, in particular, use government to suppress religion to such a degree as to leave the one true God out entirely. ~ Tony Evans.


Insisting on living in your past will kill your future. Let it go. ~ Tony Evans.

God doesn’t need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones. And all David used was one. ~ Tony Evans.

God is the source. Everything else is a resource. ~ Tony Evans.

Popular Tony Evans Quotes

One of the major problems leading to the breakdown of society is that we have far too many opinions dictating life choices and not enough truth mandating them. ~ Tony Evans.


Tenacious prayer is a lifestyle that produces results. ~ Tony Evans.

One of the reasons so many singles are dissatisfied is that they’re looking for a change in status to define their significance, rather than finding a purpose in life, granted by God, that gives them significance regardless of the status they’re in. ~ Tony Evans.

If you have faith, you can do what others can’t do, because you can see what others can’t see. ~ Tony Evans.


The Bible is the voice of God in print. ~ Tony Evans.

You entrust your money to banks, God entrusts His money to you. How would you feel if the bank took your money and used it to play the lottery or gamble with it? So, how does God feel? ~ Tony Evans.


God’s timing is always perfect. Trust His delays. He’s got you. ~ Tony Evans.

You cannot change the way you feel until you change the way you think because your thoughts will determine the way you feel. ~ Tony Evans.

In fact, sometimes God will allow you to experience larger problems in life because He wants to unveil a larger portion of Himself to you. People who want to give up on God simply because life’s scenarios don’t make sense could very well be walking away from a new manifestation of God and His name in their lives. ~ Tony Evans.


Don’t magnify your problems, magnify your God…he’s got you covered. ~ Tony Evans.

Even though Eve ate the fruit first, God went looking for Adam. It had been Adam whom God had revealed himself to as LORD God in the context of giving Adam divine instruction. ~ Tony Evans.

Great Tony Evans Quotes

Don’t you understand, mister, you are royalty and God has chosen you to be priest of your home? ~ Tony Evans.

Never has our nation, or our world, stood on the precipice of adversity in such dire need of men answering the cry to rule well. ~ Tony Evans.


If God is your problem, only God is your solution. ~ Tony Evans.

There is no area of life that does not have a biblical worldview attached to it. ~ Tony Evans.

A kingdom always includes three fundamental components: a ruler, a realm of subjects who fall under his rule, and the rules or governances. ~ Tony Evans.

Biblical love is a choice to do good for another person regardless of what we feel. It is a decision to compassionately and righteously pursue the betterment of another person. This is why you can even love your enemies according to Christ’s command. ~ Tony Evans.

Men, God is not opposed to greatness. God is opposed to pride. Big difference. Unfortunately, it is a difference not widely understood or embraced. ~ Tony Evans.


Faith doesn’t make sense. It makes miracles. ~ Tony Evans.

Thanksgiving is not just a warm, cozy holiday. It’s not merely a time of recreation and relaxation and watching football all day. As we give thanks, we need to put our mind, soul and spirit into our thanks and into our praise. ~ Tony Evans.

Wise Tony Evans Quotes

A friend is someone who gets in your way when you are on your way down. ~ Tony Evans.

As created beings, angels are not to be worshipped, glorified, or adored in and of themselves. The angels were created to worship, glorify, adore, and obey God. ~ Tony Evans.


Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover He is the Rock at the bottom. ~ Tony Evans.

Faith is acting like God is telling the truth. ~ Tony Evans.

Never underestimate your role as a father. Remember, Dads, that your children’s view of God will largely be dependent on their view of you. ~ Tony Evans.

Because Jesus Christ is a man, He feels what we feel. Because He is God, He can do something about it. ~ Tony Evans.

Men, you are in a battle. You are in a war. The stakes of this war and its casualties are higher than a checkmark in the win or loss column. Lives will be lost. Eternities will be shaped. Destinies will either be discovered or dismissed. Dreams will be attained or relinquished. ~ Tony Evans.


If all you see is what you see, you will never see all that there is to be seen. ~ Tony Evans.

If God can’t get the attention of the church house, He’s certainly not going to stop by the White House. ~ Tony Evans.

Putting on the shoes of peace can help you make good choices. God says when you allow His peace to rule your life, He will call the shots. When you’re worrying about what you’re supposed to do, He will calm your heart and your mind by giving you peace. ~ Tony Evans.

Unforgettable Tony Evans Quotes

When we allow our faith to be defined by our feelings, we will be confused. Faith must have an objective standard by which it is defined – truth. In fact, when faith operates by an objective standard of truth, it will eventually dictate our emotions rather than the reverse. ~ Tony Evans.

His enemies had counted on the lions taking care of Daniel. What they hadn’t counted on was his God taking care of Daniel. ~ Tony Evans.


A kingdom man understands that God never said a godly life would be easy; He just said it would be worth it. ~ Tony Evans.

A man who brags about satisfying 30 women is immature. A real man is one who can satisfy the same woman for 30 years. ~ Tony Evans.

God is a God of unity, and where there is disunity and division, His Spirit is not free to dwell. ~ Tony Evans.

Paul, we are going to kill you. That is cool, then I will go to Christ. Ok Paul, we are going to let you live. That is great, then I can witness Christ. Ok, then we will torture you. That is fine, then I will receive a reward in Heaven one day. ~ Tony Evans.

Many in our society want the benefits of freedom without its responsibilities and boundaries. They want “God bless America,” but not one nation under God. ~ Tony Evans.

Inspiring Tony Evans Quotes

Sometimes God lets you be in a situation that only He can fix so that you can see that He is the One who fixes it. Rest. He’s got it. ~ Tony Evans.


God is in charge, and alone sits as the ultimate government over His creation. All other governments are then to reflect His ultimate rule. ~ Tony Evans.

Other men look to him as someone to emulate. His church calls on him for strength and leadership. He is a preserver of culture and a champion of society to keep out evil and usher in good. ~ Tony Evans.

Churches are having a limited impact on society because they fail to understand that the goal of the church is not the church itself but the kingdom. ~ Tony Evans.

I believe that feminists of the more aggressive persuasion are frustrated women unable to find the proper male leadership. If a woman were receiving the right kind of love and attention and leadership, she would not want to be liberated from that. ~ Tony Evans.


The more people marginalize the true God of the Bible the more chaotic things become. ~ Tony Evans.

The primary role of the church is to reflect God’s value system in society and to train people in that value system. It’s not the government’s responsibility, nor are they equipped to do that on the most local level where the need exists. ~ Tony Evans.

The primary cause of this national crisis is the feminization of men. ~ Tony Evans.

Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do. ~ Tony Evans.


Brokenness is often the road to breakthrough. Be encouraged. ~ Tony Evans.

Many of us are being held hostage by bitterness because we are not willing to give to others what we have been given. ~ Tony Evans.

So these were the 83 top Tony Evans quotes and sayings.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Sam Harris quotes and Thomas Wolfe quotes.

Share with others!
Chandan Negi
Chandan Negi

I’m the Founder of Internet Pillar - I love sharing quotes and motivational content to inspire and motivate people - #quotes #motivation #internetpillar