Dr. Tony Evans requests prayer as wife Lois’s cancer returns
Article By Sean Aldermann // EEW Magazine News
Megachurch pastor, Dr. Tony Evans, needs your prayers as his wife, Lois Evans, has just discovered a recurrence of cancer.
The 69-year-old senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX, announced that her latest routine scan revealed that her rare gallbladder cancer had come back after she was cancer-free for a while.
“We need God to intervene as we continue our search for an effective treatment,” said the author of over 100 books, booklets and Bible studies. “We are going to trust God in the dark for a solution, and we are asking you to fervently pray to that end.”
Mrs. Evans is co-founder and Senior Vice President of The Urban Alternative—a Christian broadcast and teaching ministry that reaches an audience of 2 million listeners on over 1,200 radio stations in over 130 different countries—which she and her husband launched in 1982. She is also founder of the Pastors’ Wives Ministry.
“I’m sure this news about Lois is shocking. It is shocking to us too. In recent days, we have had quite a bit on us as a family as you know,” Dr. Evans continued.
The family is yet reeling and slowly healing from the unexpected passing of Dr. Evans’ niece, Wynter Pitts, who died suddenly last July at age 38. His brother had just passed away six months earlier.
Dr. Evans said, “My faith is being tested in a way I’ve never experienced… but I trust God. I choose to believe — our whole family is choosing to believe that, even now, He knows what He is doing. Even during these uncertain times, we are strengthened by the joy of the Lord. We know that we will be strengthened also by the prayers of the saints in the days to come.”
According to the American Cancer Society, Gallbladder cancer doesn't usually cause signs or symptoms until later in the course of the disease.
For those wanting to learn more about the details of the diagnosis, Dr. Evans said, “This news is fresh and we don’t have many answers to give. We will keep you updated as we can. But as you wait — while we wait — we are asking for your prayers.”
In a 2017 interview with the Gospel Herald, while promoting his book, Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny, Dr. Evans said something fitting for today:
"God is sovereignly in charge of what happens in our life down to the most personal, intimate details of our existence. When you understand that God is in control of things that appear out of control, then you can maintain control even when you do not understand what's going on."