Religion: Minister at Large

Presbyterian Louis H. Evans, 55, is one of the most successful clergymen in the U.S. In his 30 years of pastoral work, he has swept into churches from Pittsburgh to Pomona, Calif, with the kind of contagious enthusiasm that transforms backsliders into church elders, and the kind of organizing ability that soon makes any church deficit an object of purely historical interest.

In twelve years as pastor of Hollywood's First Presbyterian Church, he has not only made it the largest in the denomination (present membership: 6,400) but also given the scattered membership a personalized, closely bound organization almost without equal, e.g., there...

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