What to know about Tony Evans' announcement that shocked the Christian world

Tony Evans appears in an interview with The Christian Post in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tony Evans appears in an interview with The Christian Post in Nashville, Tennessee. | The Christian Post/Leah Klett

Celebrated pastor and author Tony Evans shocked the Christian world when he recently announced he would step away from his pastoral duties to undergo a process of restoration due to an undisclosed "sin."

Evans, who pastors the 11,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship church in Dallas, Texas, has had enormous influence throughout modern Christendom. Christian Post senior reporter Leonardo Blair joins "The Inside Story" to discuss what we know, why it matters and what comes next.

"While Evans, who has pastored the church for 48 years, did not provide specific details on why he was stepping away, he confessed in a written statement that though he did not commit any crimes, he fell short of the biblical standards espoused by his ministry, suggesting it was 'due to sin,'" Blair wrote in a recent article.

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Blair also dives into the implications Evans' announcement has on his other ministries and outreaches, including a Christian cruise to the Mexican Riviera, which he was slated to headline this fall. 

Listen to Blair tell host Billy Hallowell about this important story below: 

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