Kansas City sports writer Dick Wade once decided to find out exactly how much “action” occurred in a baseball game. He took a stopwatch to a game between Kansas City and Washington and counted the time it took a ball to leave the pitcher’s hand until it arrived at home plate. Then on all hit balls, he let the clock run until the batter was either out or safe. The total “action” during the 2 hour and 28 minute game, which produced 21 runs and a 15 to 6 Kansas City win, was 8 and half minutes.
You know, the game of life is a lot like the game of baseball. The preparation outweighs the action 10 to 1. The wise person prepares for action so that they are ready whenever it comes their way. I’m Mark Evans, pastor of the Church at Rock Creek. Life is long stretches of preparation interrupted by those quick bursts of performance. When you stop and think about it, everything we do is enhanced by the time we spend preparing for it. Our relationships, our work, our hobbies, there’s really no area of our life that doesn’t benefit from the time and effort of preparation. In fact, it’s in those times of preparation that we really develop the skills and the character that allow us to shine when the lights come on and it’s time to perform. Think of it this way, the time we spend in preparation for anything is like putting gas in our tank. When it comes time to actually drive the car, it’s good to know that we have the fuel that we need.

Books by Mark Evans

Books by Mark Evans

Mark's books will provide you with the necessary instruction that will inspire you to Win at Life. Mark often uses stories as the backdrop to practical application for your daily life.

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Mark Evans Speaking Events

Speaking Events

Mark will come speak in a variety of settings that best meet your organizational needs. He always provides those much needed morale boosts that help move your organization to the next level.

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CD's and DVDs by Mark Evans

CD's & DVD's

These personal development products are designed to help you grow your passion for life, establish daily priorities, define your purpose for living and maintain productivity, in addition to healthy relationships.

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"My life has been helped beyond description by the positive yet powerful ministry of Mark Evans. He has been my pastor, friend and trusted counselor — a true coach who tells me what I need to hear, not just what I want to hear."

Mike Huckabee - Former Governor, State of Arkansas

"I read Men Who Win in one sitting and will ever be the same. I'm inspired, motivated, and determined to take my life to a higher level. You wil be too - I guarantee it!"

Pat Williams - Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic

"When I think about leaders who are helping others step up to next level living, I think about Mark. His impact on people from all walks of life has been nothing short of remarkable."

William Goff - Precept Builders, Dallas, TX

"Mark Evans is one of the best speakers we have had at the Dream Center. He has the most creative way of using the gospel to impact every type of person in the church."

Matthew Barnett - Pastor, Los Angeles Dream Center

"Mark Evans is a dynamic speaker who mixes his captivating style with deep Biblical truth, empowering people to walk out a successful Christian life."

Tommy Barnett - Pastor, Phoenix First Assembly