Michael David Evans is an author, journalist, commentator and the head of several international non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Netherlands. Evans is also a Christian Zionist.Evans has written 42 books and has provided analysis and commentary on Middle East affairs for a variety of media. He has appeared on network television and radio shows. His op-eds have been published in The Washington Times, The Jerusalem Post and others. He founded and serves as head of a number of politically conservative Christian organizations.BiographyPersonal life and faithMichael David Evans was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 30, 1947, to a non-practicing Jewish mother whose parents were immigrants from the Soviet Union. Following his discharge from the United States Army, Evans moved to Texas where he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God College.As a child, he suffered at the hands of his virulently anti-Semitic father, who regularly got drunk and violent, and beat his wife, claiming that Mike was not his son; he did not think he would survive until he was twenty. At age 11, he objected to his father beating his mother, and was assaulted; when he recovered, he had what he describes as a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ, who promised him a future.Mike Evans' wife Carolyn is the founder of Christian Woman of the Year Association. Mike and Carolyn have four children, Michelle, Shira, Rachel and Michael II, and seven grandchildren.JournalistEvans is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He was featured in the Jerusalem Post for his work in defending Israel.