American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Christian Sympathy - Rev. Ronald Evans


Rev. Ronald Dean Evans (May 9, 1942 - November 28, 2021), 79, resident of Trinity, North Carolina, went to be with his Savior and Lord on November 28, 2021 at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville.

He was born May 9, 1942 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a son to the late Elmer and Ethel Mae Allen Evans. As a resident of Pennsylvania most of his life, he attended Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) and later received his master’s degree from Duquesne University. Rev. Evans pastored for seventeen years (Bates Fork - Sycamore and Bethlehem Baptist - Ruff Creek Churches in Greene County, southwest PA) before becoming the Southwest Area Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware, when he moved to the Greensburg area where he would work alongside our own Executive Minister, Frank Frischkorn who was at that time the Mission Support Director for Western ABCOPAD. Their shared offices were in the First Baptist Church of Greensburg. 

In 1963, he married the former Pauline Alma Timmins who survives. Together, they moved to the Trinity area 22 years ago. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Jamie Trout (Jerome) of Pennsylvania and Kristen Wall (Dale) of East Bend; three sons, Ronald Dean Evans Jr. (Tuesdee) of West Virginia, Kenneth W. Evans (Vickie) of Zebulon, and David W. Evans; two sisters, Bonny Jean Arcure of Thomasville and Joyce Skiles (Allen) of New York; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service with Rev. Dr Frank Frischkorn officiating, at the Mount Gilead Church, 4736 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Sophia, North Carolina 27350. Memorials may be directed to East-West Ministries c/o Jon Woodruff, 2001 West Plano Parkway Suite 3000, Plano, Texas 75075.

Please continue to remember Pauline and the entire family in your continuing prayers.