About the Author, Dr. Michael D. Evans

Dr. Michael Evans

Dr. Michael D. Evans is an award-winning journalist who has served as a confidant to leaders in the Middle East for more than two decades. He has appeared on hundreds of network television and radio shows, including Good Morning America, Crossfire, and Nightline. He appears frequently on Fox News, CNN World News, NBC, ABC, and CBS. Watch Interviews with Dr. Mike Evans

As a writer, his articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times, Jerusalem Post, and newspapers worldwide. Some of his best-selling books include Jimmy Carter, The Liberal Left and World Chaos: An Obama/Carter Plan That Will Not Work, Showdown with Nuclear Iran, The American Prophecies, Beyond Iraq: The Next Move, and The Return.

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As an award-winning producer, Dr. Evans has produced 18 documentaries in Israel. His most famous, Let My People Go, spotlighted Natan Sharansky, who was at the time in a gulag in Russia. Dr. Evans asked President Ronald Reagan to seek Mr. Sharansky's release, and the release of some 400 Jewish prisoners from President Mikhail Gorbachev. Dr. Evans also worked with a Dutch government official to encourage them to open the doors of the Dutch Embassy in Moscow to the Jews of Russia.

As one of the world's leading experts on Israel, Dr. Evans has spoken to more than one million people each year for the past decade and trained more than one hundred thousand leaders in his leadership institutes held worldwide. One of his speeches became an official document in the Congressional Record of the 97th Congress, second session. He was a keynote speaker at the inaugural Jerusalem World Summit in Jerusalem, joining such notables as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Dr. Evans has founded dozens of pro-Israel enterprises. Among them the Evans Institute for Middle East Studies, the Jerusalem Prayer Team, the Corrie ten Boom Foundation, Churches United with Israel, Lovers of Israel, the Evangelical Israel Friendship Council, and the Evangelical Israel Prayer Breakfast.

More than 1,000 organizations and 300 of America's top Christian leaders have lent their support to the Jerusalem Prayer Team. Some of these leaders Rev. Joel Osteen, Dr. Jack Hayford, Mrs. Anne Graham-Lotz, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Dr. John C. Maxwell, and Dr. Jack Graham.

For the Corrie ten Boom Foundation, Dr. Evans purchased and restored the home of Corrie ten Boom in Holland, and has served as Chairman of the Board for over 25 years. The home is open as a Holocaust Museum.

Dr. Evans has received the Ambassador Award from the State of Israel. He was the only evangelical present at the White House signing of the Israeli/PLO Peace Accord, and was invited to the State funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Dr. Evans' wife, Carolyn, is the chairwoman and founder of Christian Woman of the Year Association. Ruth Graham, Elizabeth Dole, Mother Teresa, and other distinguished women are among the recipients who have been honored during the past 15 years.

Mike and Carolyn Evans have four children, Michelle, Shira, Rachel and Michael, and five grandchildren.