Monday, June 24, 2024

Mack Evans, Sheep Shed pastor, dead at 82

Mack Evans, 82, senior pastor at the Sheep Shed died today, according to an announcement from the church.

Evans, who had attended Joplin High School for two years before graduating from a Louisiana high school, returned to the city in 1972 as pastor of Central Assembly of God, where he increased the congregation so much that it had to move to a larger facility, the former Fox Theater at 410 S. Virginia Avenue.

Health issues forced Evans to retire at Central Assembly of God Church, though he continued to preach, despite his ongoing health problems.

Evans started the Sheep Shed in 2012, moving to the former Faith Tabernacle halfway between Joplin and Neosho on Gateway Drive.

The following announcement was posted on the Sheep Shed Facebook page:

Jo Evans and the entire Evans family, and The Sheep Shed Church, are heartbroken to announce that our founder and senior pastor, Dr. Mack Evans, passed away today of natural causes. The elders of the church ask that all of us respect the family's privacy.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Good and faithful servant well done

Anonymous said...

I remember when the whole church was pushing Amway and trying to get everyone in town to attend Amway meetings.

Anonymous said...

He was my grandpa he was more a father figure than my father. He was the most important person in our family and I will never ever forget how much he has sacrificed for our family. His death will touch everyone’s hearts. I miss him already.

Anonymous said...

I have been watching him for years I learned so much from him he will be missed but I know Jesus is saying well done

Anonymous said...

So sad My Prayers are with Jo and the rest of the family May the Lord give you all peace and comfort during this very difficult time The Lord is our Strength when we are weak hold onto Him to get you through this, He Will !

Leah B Sulier said...

My prayers are with Jo and the family. I am thankful for the memories of his ministry.