Rick Evans retired as pastor of Dalraida Baptist Church, Montgomery, on Dec. 31 after 23½ years. Previously, he served as pastor of Selma Baptist Church, Dothan, for five years before becoming the church’s staff evangelist while going into full-time evangelism with his entire family. He was pastor of Enon Baptist Church, Montevallo, for 8½ years and was associate pastor of Prattmont Baptist Church, Prattville, for six years.
He is a graduate of Troy State University and attended Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. He was a trustee of Lifeway Christian Resources for 10 years and served stints as vice chair and chair of the board.
He also has served as a trustee of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and has served on several committees for Montgomery Baptist Association through the years. In 2011, Evans was honored to preach the Alabama Baptist State Convention sermon. He and his wife, Melanie, have three children and three grandchildren, one who is deceased.