National Black Church Initiative President, Anthony Evans, Mourns Death of Daughter Who Was Killed in a Car Accident

Rev. Anthony Evans
Rev. Anthony Evans

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a coalition of 34,000 African American churches, sadly announces the sudden death of his daughter Mia Evans due to a traffic accident in Savannah, Georgia. Mia was a bright, jubilant, God-fearing woman who knew that Christ was her Savior.  She was also determined to make her stamp on this world through her wonderful personality and her spirit of entrepreneurship.

Mia had many goals, many of them fulfilled through her tenacity, but like so many young people trying to discover the right direction she struggled. Her one ceaseless, uplifting fixture throughout her life, an unfailing foundation that endured throughout the years, was her enduring faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Christ.

NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans, Mia’s father, says, “As you can imagine, my heart will be forever broken and the brightness of my eyes are a little dim now. Mia and I had a difficult relationship. On the night before she died we ended our conversation with ‘I love you’ and the last text she sent me at 11:41 p.m. was she said, ‘I need my father’.  I am comforted of the fact of my daughter’s love and the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to get me through this tragic moment.  Later on this year I will announce a scholarship in the name of Mia Monique Estelle Evans.

About NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at

SOURCE: National Black Church Initiative


A report from the Savannah Morning News regarding the car accident is below.

An Atlanta woman was fatally struck late Friday night on Savannah’s southside as she attempted to cross a street.

The Savannah-Chatham police’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the accident that happened about midnight on Abercorn Street just south of White Bluff Road, said Julian Miller, police spokesman.

Mia Evans, 28, was declared dead at Memorial University Medical center, where she was taken after she was struck.

Miller said she was attempting to cross a dimly lit area of Abercorn near the Best Buy parking lot. She was dressed in dark clothing when she was struck by a 1996 Toyota Camry being driven by a 21-year-old Savannah woman.

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