Ray Evans Seminar

This year's Ray Evans Seminar is April 5-6. The topic is "The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith" with guest speaker Dr. Charles Rix from Oklahoma Christian.


Dr. Rix will also be preaching during both worship services on Sunday, March 31st. Join us at 8:30 or 10:45 am for a sneak peek at what's in store for the seminar!


Pick up an info card at the Welcome Center in the lobby to share with a friend! Or share the event on Facebook!  


FREE childcare is available, but you must sign up with the church office ahead of time.  If you need childcare, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

FRIDAY (4/5/19)

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Session 1

8:00 pm to 8:15 pm   Break

8:15 pm to 9:00 pm   Session 2

SATURDAY (4/6/19)

9:00 am to 10:00 am      Session 3

10:00 am to 10:15 am    Break

10:15 am to 11:00 am    Session 4

11:00 am to 11:30 am    Q&A Session

Dr. Charles Rix

Dr. Charles Rix is the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and a professor of the Old Testament at Oklahoma Christian University.

Prior to working at OC, Dr. Rix taught at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, served as the pulpit minister for Monmouth Church of Christ in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and held various financial positions with ExxonMobil Corporation, both domestically and overseas. He holds graduate degrees in business, theology, and philosophy, and completed his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Drew University.

He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and frequently presents at conferences. Dr. Rix also is an acclaimed concert pianist who has given master classes and benefit recitals domestically and internationally. Charles and his late wife Jenny Rix have two children.

Ray Evans Seminar & Library

Ray Evans was a minister, missionary, scholar, and teacher. He preached at University Church of Christ which later merged with Central Church of Christ to form Alameda Church of Christ. Working diligently with college students, Ray believed teaching God’s word would encourage the next generation of teachers to dig deeper and reach farther. Ray had a master’s degree in Old Testament Studies, was working on his PhD in Communications, was a preaching minister, and a missionary in The Hague, Netherlands, but his passion was teaching. He joined the Preston Road School of Preaching as a professor to share his experience and encourage the next generation of preaching ministers. His students experienced great loss when Ray and three of his colleagues were killed in a plane crash on February 22, 1979.  


This seminar and the Ray Evans Library at Alameda are memorials of his passion for teaching and encouraging students of the Bible. Those who are searching will find answers they seek, and Ray wanted to share his appetite for the Bible with those around him. His wife, JoAnn Belknap, has continued to remember his diligence and shares it with others in this annual Bible seminar.  


Every year, a Bible scholar comes to Alameda to share his area of Biblical knowledge in celebration of Ray Evans’ dedication. His legacy lives on in the loved ones he left behind who share with us his hunger for teaching and learning together in the family of Christ.

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