Clay Evans (pastor)

musician and reverend

Clay Evans (June 23, 1925 – November 27, 2019) was an African American Baptist pastor, civil rights activist and singer-songwriter. He was the founder of the influential Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was famous for his gospel music.[1]

Clay Evans
Also known asRev. Clay Evans
Born(1925-06-23)June 23, 1925
Brownsville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedNovember 27, 2019(2019-11-27) (aged 94)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genresgospel, black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Minister Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1950–2019
LabelsSavoy, Jewel, Paula, Meek, Blackberry, Pro-Arte
Associated actsCharles Jenkins

Evans released his first musical project in 1984, What He's Done For Me with Savoy Records. His latest album, It's Me Again, released in 2006 by Meek Records, failed to chart. He received a nomination for the Best Gospel Album at the 1997 Soul Train Music Awards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. O'Donnell, Maureen. "Rev. Clay Evans, civil rights leader, evangelical broadcaster and gospel icon, dies at 94". Chicago Suntimes. Archived from the original on November 27, 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.