The Urban Alternative

The Urban Alternative

Tony Evans

TUA - Apr 18

April 18, 2024

Don't Miss Out on God's Blessing

Don't Miss Out on God's Blessing

You can find renewed hope and spiritual victory through what Jesus did on the cross. Learn how with Tony Evans’ book, The Power of the Cross, and his sermon series, Returning to the Cross. Request your copy of these resources today.

About The Urban Alternative

TUA’s activities include radio programs on over 1,400 radio outlets, television, internet, social media, conferences and resources. To achieve our goal of transforming lives, we use a variety of strategies, approaches, and resources for reaching and equipping as many people as possible. The primary programs of TUA are summarized below.

Millions of individuals experience The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans through the daily radio broadcast playing on nearly 1,400 RADIO outlets and in over 130 countries. The broadcast can also be seen on several television networks, and is viewable online at You can also listen or view the daily broadcast by downloading the Tony Evans app for free in the App store. Over 18,000,000 message downloads/streams occur each year.

Tony Evans Films ushers in positive life change through compelling video-shorts, animation and feature-length films. We seek to build kingdom disciples through the power of story. We use a variety of platforms for viewer consumption and have over 35,000,000 digital views. We also merge video-shorts and film with relevant Bible Study materials to bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to strengthen the body of Christ worldwide. Tony Evans Films released our first feature-length film, Kingdom Men Rising, in April, 2019 in over 800 theaters nationwide, in partnership with Lifeway Films.

We are fostering lifelong learning partnerships with the people we serve by providing a variety of published materials. Dr. Evans has published more than 100 unique titles based on over 40 years of preaching whether that is in booklet, book or Bible study format. He also holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and Study Bible by an African-American, released in 2019.

About Tony Evans

The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), he served as an associate professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department at DTS in the areas of evangelism, homiletics and black church studies. He continues to serve DTS on the Board of Incorporate Members. Dr. Evans holds the rare honor of serving as chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks over the last three decades, the longest standing NBA chaplaincy on record. He is also the former chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys.

Dr. Evans holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and Study Bible by an African American.

Through his local church and national ministry, Dr. Evans promotes a kingdom agenda philosophy that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every sphere of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church and society.

This philosophy connects biblical spirituality with social responsibility. Dr. Evans teaches that the church, not the government, is the best social service delivery system since it is closer to the needs of the people, offers the largest potential volunteer force, has facilities for outreach programs, and provides a moral and spiritual frame of reference for making right choices.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-a-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.