Reverend Evan D. Howard

Pastor, Ministries Coordinator, and Writer

The Reverend Evan D. Howard of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is a pastor, ministries coordinator, and writer. Ordained with the American Baptist Churches, he now serves as Pastor of the Community Church of Providence, which he joined in 1988 shortly after completing his Doctor of Theology at Boston University. Reverend Howard’s diverse publications include spiritual studies, sermons, prayer books, religious novels, and articles in newspapers and theological journals.

Discovering his love for reading and writing as a middle school student in Washington State, Reverend Evan D. Howard often preferred to read Shakespeare through his math class lectures. As a high school student Reverend Howard lived on Guam, where his father worked for the U.S. Navy, an international experience that left a lasting impression on the young man. Pursing his passion for literature in college, he majored in English and History at the University of Washington, where he earned his B.A. in 1976. In the years following, Reverend Howard joined the ministry, completing his Master of Divinity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary before moving on to Boston for his Th.D.

From 1980 to the early 1990s, Reverend Evan Howard served as a Pastor of First Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a Campus Minister at the University of Chicago before accepting his current position. During that time, Reverend Howard also wrote many articles and sermons for various publications, including The Reformed Journal, The Christian Century, and The Expository Times. Reverend Howard published his first book, Rekindling the Hope of the Manger: An Advent Study, in 1992. He went on to write several others, including his most recent novel, The Galilean Secret, published in 2010 by Ideals Publications in Nashville.