FORT MYERS, FLA., March 18, 2020– A record crowd of 800 people attended the Annual Benefit Dinner for Lifeline Family Center featuring Radio Evangelist Dr. Tony Evans, who has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world.
To date, the March 12 event at McGregor Baptist Church raised $212,029 for the work of Lifeline Family Center, which helps women in crisis pregnancies become self-supporting.
“We are so grateful to the donors, sponsors and everyone who attended the dinner to help our mission of saving moms and their babies,” said Lifeline Family Center Founder and CEO Kathy Miller. “We receive no government funding and totally dependent upon donations from generous individuals, churches and corporations.”
Major sponsors of the dinner were Jerry and Delores Horne, Steve and Jan Neff, Sievert Chiropractic Clinic, The Wayne Schutte Trust, Glenn and Ada Ann Healey, Richard & Barbara Kauffman, The Cape Coral Breeze, CTN10 Christian Television and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.
Dr. Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Tex., and president of The Urban Alternative, chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and author of more than 100 books, booklets and Bible studies.
His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,200 United States outlets daily, including Moody Radio, and in more than 130 countries.
He is the first African American to earn a doctorate of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University.
Dr. Evans launched the Tony Evans Training Center in 2017, an online learning platform providing quality seminary-style courses for a fraction of the cost to any person in any place. His goal is to increase Bible literacy not only among lay people but also among those Christian leaders who cannot afford nor find the time for formal ongoing education.
Lifeline Family Center provides a home in Cape Coral for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies to help them become self-supporting through education, job training, parenting classes, professional counseling and spiritual guidance.
The non-profit is opening its first transitional living apartments this spring to provide affordable housing for graduates of the program while they become established in the workplace. It is the only residential program in Lee County for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies who are not part of the foster care program.
In the residential program, Lifeline Family Center serves up to 12 young women, ages 16 to 25, and up to 24 babies at a time. In the Outreach Ministry program, more than 6,000 women have received assistance with material needs, adoption counseling and resource referrals. The non-profit also operates a 24/7 Pregnancy Helpline, provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds by appointment, and does outreach to all areas of Lee County, including all college campuses.
For more information about Lifeline Family Center, visit www.LifelineFamilyCenter.org