David is the teaching voice you hear each Sunday on Heart and Soul and has been doing this for nearly five years. David is also the producer of the program with Carla Evans and Jan Baker being the presenters.
David is currently also the senior pastor of Bellarine Peninsula Christian Church in Drysdale, Victoria, near Geelong. This church is part of the Crosslink Christian Network Australia headquartered in Canberra. David has a real passion for the word of God and Spirit filled ministry.
As far as radio experience is concerned David commenced as a presenter with the Community station in Wangaratta (now OAK-FM)where for many years he presented a three hour Christian program each Sunday morning called "Sounds Like Good News". He also presented at other times during the week including a 2 hour Christian Youth format.
David produced other Christian and secular programs for the Wangaratta station and with his wife, Carla, produced a program on the subject of Vietnam Veterans which won a CBAA award for excellence. He went on to become station president for a number of years and production manager. On moving to Geelong, he has presented on Rhema FM and the secular community station 94.7 The Pulse. David has a passion for radio seeing it as the "Senior service" in electronic media and still the media that best allows people to exercise their imaginations as they listen. His passion is to use radio to reach people with message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Heart and Soul gives that opportunity.
Carla is a pastor and is also married to Rev. David Evans, Heart and Soul Radio speaker and producer. She is a graduate of Adelaide Tabor College, an associate pastor of Bellarine Peninsula Christian Church, Drysdale where David is Senior Pastor. She also has a special interest in chaplaincy to veterans of all wars. Carla and David are also parents to 6 children and have 19 grandchildren.
Currently she is honorary chaplain to the Australian Peacekeepers/ Peacemakers Association - Victoria and Australian Chaplain of the Veterans of the Vietnam War and Veterans Coalition, an international veterans' care organisation with headquarters in Pennsylvania USA. She has a website for veterans known as VC Ministries of Faith offering Bible studies, testimonies and other material beneficial to those currently serving and those who have served their nations in the theatre of war or conflict. http://www.vcministriesoffaith.com.
Carla is the author of five books with the Vietnam War as a background and she has written her first Biblical novel called ABISHAG which is available through Heart and Soul's post office box.
As Jan Baker at times has to move around with her career, Carla will be heard as host of Heart and Soul most times. She is a good friend of Jan.
Carla is no stranger to radio, having written a national award winning program which aired with great effect on community radio and once conducted her own community radio program in Wangaratta and Geelong especially for veterans. She has been interviewed many times on air and has also been an interviewer of others.
She has a great love for the Lord and enjoys serving Him in various activities, including preaching in the local church at Drysdale. She is an integral part of the on air team at Heart and Soul.
Jan Baker was born and raised in Geelong Victoria and has a background
in nursing. She started in radio with a then, aspirant Community
radio station in Geelong in 1991 and soon developed a passion for
Jan later went on to be the Station Manager
of Geelong Rhema FM, as they went through the exciting times of
growth and the gaining of their full-time Community broadcasting
While managing the radio station and raising
5 beautiful children, she completed an Arts degree at Tabor College
Melbourne in Intercultural Studies. In College the vision for christian
broadcasting continued to be very strong and she felt that radio
was a very effective and intimate method of sharing the Good News
to a large audience.
When leaving Rhema FM Geelong in 2000 she
assisted in the set up of 2 other radio stations as well as starting
up and producing "Heart and Soul", firstly "live"
on a secular community station and then later via CDs to over 200
stations across Australia.
Jan found through the letters written by
listeners, that the program meets the needs of the lovers of traditional
hymn music as well as providing a teaching segment in "normal"
language that all could understand, really speaks to people. She
thanks the Rev. David Evans for his faithful assistance in the production
of this program.