Evans who Predeceded Hillsong Church founder, Brian Houston in leading Australia Assemblies of God died Friday at age 87.
The news about his death was announced in a statement on Future Australia Church Facebook Page.
“Dear Church, earlier today a general of the faith, Pastor Andrew Evans graduated to heaven and has now seen Jesus face to face,” the statement read.
“Joining with the cloud of witnesses. He is now cheering us on to continue the legacy he has left behind,” Our love and prayers are with his wife Del, Pastors Ashley and Jane, Mark, Nathan and Benjamin, Lauren and Chloe, Judah, Jedd, Asher, Zara, Zeke & Mia, and Pastors Russell, Sam & family,” It added.
“Details to come for his celebration service, it concluded.
“Brian Houston amongst a host of others has taken to social media to announce Evan’s demise and also share condolences.
Houston shared in a Saturday Instagram post, a 4 generation picture of AOG leaders inclusive of pastor Andrew. Further announcing the pastor’s demise, He wrote
“Pastor Andrew Evans, my predecessor in leading the Australia Assemblies of God (ACC) went to heaven yesterday. He led the movement to huge expansion over 18 years in the 1980’s/90’s. They were big shoes to fill. Much love to his two preaching sons, Ashley and Russell.
“He noted in conclusion that it was “an honor” to have succeeded Evans.
Evans served as the senior pastor of Influencers Church, the then Paradise Assembly of God from 1970 to 1982. He became the National Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Australia, from 1977 to 1997 when he handed over to Brian Houston.
Having served as the senior pastor of Paradise Assemblies of God for 30 years, Evans retired in 2000. He handed over leadership to his eldest son Ashley Evans following his retirement.