No doubt this news will not make much of a ripple within the Lutheran pond, and I'm certain it will have no effect outside of Lutheranism; nevertheless, it needs to be reported that Reverend Father Gene Evans has reposed.
For twenty years (1975-1995), Fr. Evans was the Pastor of Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Detroit and, during much of that time, also a member of the Editorial Board of The Bride of Christ. Both the parish and the journal were of some significance among liturgical confessional Lutherans during Fr Evans' lifetime.
In the last twelve years, Fr Evans served a small mission, which he founded and which was unaffiliated with any bishop or denomination.
Fr Evans passed away on Saturday, 19 May. He is survived by his wife, Arlyss. A requiem Mass will be celebrated at Charity Lutheran Church in Detroit on Friday, 25 May.
Requiescat in Pace.