REVEREND ERICK WAYNE EVANS was born January 5, 1957 in Austin, Texas. Pastor E. W. Evans is second child of Rev. A. R. and Vivian Evans of the New Lincoln Missionary Baptist Church of Austin, Texas. Pastor Erick W. Evans is a product of the Austin Independent School District. The educational pursuit of Pastor Evans led him to Saint Edward University in Austin, Texas, where his college matriculation culminated in a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1981. His post-graduate studies include a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okalahoma.
Possessing strong family values, Pastor Evans married the former Barbara Ruth Patterson in the Spring of 1985. They have four beautiful children and one grand-daughter: Letisha, Erick Jr., Jason, Mark, and Ariana.
On the fourth Sunday in April 1992, Pastor Evans preached his initial sermon after he acknowledged his calling by God. On November 2006, he was called to Pastor the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Evans is a very active and dedicated preacher. He believes that the power of God should be seen in the lives of every believer and his goal is to make sure every member that comes to Emmanuel is equipped in the "Word of God."