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Named One of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World
FORT MYERS, FLA., January 16, 2020– Dr. Tony Evans, one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles, who was named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University, will be the guest speaker at the 24th Annual Benefit Dinner for Lifeline Family Center Thursday, March 12.
About 800 community leaders are expected to attend the annual benefit dinner at McGregor Baptist Church on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $90 each or $560 for a table of eight. Sponsorships, which include a VIP reception with Dr. Evans, are available from $1,000 to $15,000.  Tickets may be purchased at  or by calling 239-242-7238.
The Breeze Newspapers and CTN10 Southwest Florida are the media sponsors for the event.  Other major sponsors are Jerry and Delores Horne and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Evans will be coming to Southwest Florida to spread his message of the joy and healing qualities of faith,” said Lifeline Family Center President and Founder Kathy Miller.  “We can all benefit from his teachings, which are heard daily on radio stations throughout the world.”
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. 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.
About Lifeline Family Center
Founded in 1996, Lifeline Family Center provides young women in crisis pregnancies a safe home in Cape Coral and a learning environment.  They receive education, job training, professional counseling, parenting classes and spiritual guidance.  The two-year residential program prepares young moms and their babies to become self-supporting, contributing members of society.  Lifeline Family Center receives no government funding and is wholly dependent upon donations from generous individuals, churches and corporations that believe in Lifeline’s mission. For more information about Lifeline Family Center, visit

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