Reverend Kem Allen Evans is a native of Columbus, Ohio and product of the Columbus Public School System. Rev. Evans is a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio where the Rev. James Frazier is pastor, serving as the Pastoral Administrative Assistant. In addition, he serves on the Finance Committee, Building Committee, musical director and organist to the music ministry department of the church as former Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Rev. Evans at the Rehoboth Temple Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio, pastored by the late Bishop Kenneth L. Bligen, accepted Christ as his personal Savior in March 1979. At an early age, Rev. Evans received his calling into the Gospel ministry under the inspiration and mentorship of the late Pastor Landis C. Brown, Sr, of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio for over 46 years.
From 1994 to 2000, Rev. Evans served as Senior Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in the city of Washington Court House, Ohio. Rev. Evans has helped to establish 5 churches, ordained over 15 ministers who are now serving as pastors, chaplains and in other specialized ministries in various parts of the United States. He has preached and taught extensively in Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Mississippi for revivals, conferences and various special occasions. He provides Leadership, Church Planning and Church Structural Training Workshops and has completed a church training manual publication.
Rev. Evans is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) with the state of Ohio and serve as an community activist with over 24 years experience in social services working with the issues of homelessness, substance abuse, seniors and youth concerns. He serves on several community boards and advisory councils. Assisted with the planning implementation of transitional housing for individuals recovering from substance abuse and long term homelessness.
Rev. Evans is very active and has served in many community, civic and religious associations and organizations such as: National Volunteer Administrators Association; Advisory Council, Ohio Avenue Elementary School; Village Council Member, Columbus Africentric Early College; and the Advisory Board Member, Franklin County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He has served as former 1st Vice President, Young Adult Auxiliary of the Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association; Ohio Baptist General Convention; National Baptist Convention USA; and United Church Fellowship,
Rev. Evans has received numerous recognitions and awards due to his involvement in the community and religious arena. In 1985 and 1995, he was recognized as "One of Ohio's Most Outstanding Young Citizens" by the Ohio General Assembly. In 1990 and 1996, the Ohio Senate The Columbus Dispatch 1999 and 2000 Community Service Award. In 2000, Rev. Evans served as a Goodwill Ambassador during a special greeting reception for President William Jefferson Clinton. In 2004, Project Linden, Inc. a leading substance abuse treatment and prevention agency in Franklin County, recognized Rev. Evans as it Prevention Specialist of the Year Employee and 2010 Project Linden, Inc. Directors' Award recipient .