Mike Evans is the director of Evangile 21, the French branch of The Gospel Coalition. He was born in Great Britain and came to France in 1963 to work for a summer month with Operation Mobilization. For 20 years he continued with this work and in 1967 led the first permanent teams of this movement in France. He then organized the Mission France crusade with Billy Graham in 1986. He became director of Geneva Bible Institute in 1992. He and his wife, Sylvia, have five children, and they are the proud grandparents of 17 grandchildren.