Rev. Alec J. Evason

Born in Gillingham, England, Alec graduated from Brooklands Technical College, Weybride, England with certificates in nine subjects. Alec worked as a Computer Programmer/Analyst in London before deciding metaphysics was calling for further study and devotion. He was involved with the Unity School in Great Britain as an advisor to the Youth of Unity Board Of Directors and was a member of the Board of Directors of Unity London. Later, in the United States he was Co-sponsor of Young Adults of Unity, Unity Village Chapel and Unity on the Plaza.

Alec graduated from Unity Ministerial School and was ordained in 1978. He fulfilled the role of Supervisor at Silent Unity’s 120-year old international prayer ministry at Unity’s World Headquarters, Unity Village, MO. and has filled pulpits as minister in the Chicago area, Santa Rosa, CA, Roanoke, VA and most recently in Baton Rouge, LA. During those times he was a true spiritual leader who utilized his sense of humor (he loved Benny Hill!) and love of music to inspire and motivate others as demonstrated by his impressive list of achievements:

Initiated forums for internationally acclaimed leaders in the Human Potential Movement, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles , Dr. Jerry Jampolsky, author of Love Is Letting Go Of Fear, Alexander Everett, considered the ‘Father of the Human Potential Training Movement’, and Dr. Stephen Halpern, considered the ‘Father of New Age Music’, attracting attendance of up to 700.

Established a Holistic Living Center to provide educational/experiential programs for a balance of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Established a Holistic Counseling Center to provide professional metaphysical, humanistic and transpersonal counseling services

Authored numerous inspirational articles which were published in local newspapers, Unity Magazine and Vision, The Association Of Unity Churches former newspaper.

Offered Ideas For Living, a daily 5-minute practical spirituality radio program on station WVVX-FM in the north suburbs of Chicago,IL.

Authored numerous inspirational articles which were published in local newspapers and Vision, The Association Of Unity Churches former newspaper.

Established inspiring church music program with Ed Wetteland, former band-leader of the Bob Hope Orchestra, and Michael Bolivar, formerly with the Duke Ellington Band.

In addition to being widely published, Alec was often sought after as a featured speaker for events across the United States.

Alec recently returned to Kansas City and was enjoying reconnecting with his son and daughter-in-law Marc and Sarah Evason and was awaiting the birth of a new grandson. He enjoyed spending time with his step-daughter Jennifer and her daughter Micaela and partner Bob, who shares his love of live music. Bob and Alec could be found around Kansas City enjoying a local cold ale while listening to live music and sampling Kansas City BBQ.

In addition to his children he is survived by his brother John in England.

As one of the nurses said, “Alec was a delightful person!”. He will be missed by all those whose paths he crossed.


  1. carol nelson on June 7, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Alec has been a good friend of mine and my family’s since the 80’s when he began his ministry at the Burbank Center in Northern California and kept in touch since we both moved. He will always stand out as a very kind and loving friend and way ahead of most in the realm of metaphysics ~Blessings my good friend~ RIP <3

  2. Rev. Tom Thorpe on April 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I’ve known and respected Alec since the 1980’s when he was serving in Santa Rosa. I will remember him for his enthusiasm, his compassion, and his unconquerable spirit. Alec touched many hearts during his short time with us at Unity of Independence. I pray affirming comfort for Marc and his family as they release Alec to his next experience in the eternal life we all share.,

  3. MaryLou Cupp on April 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    My knowing Alec was limited to Unity of Independence where he attended when he could. He came to a class I was leading and brought with him an enthusiasm for on-going learning unmatched by any. He presented himself as a kind, gentle soul. When the time came that he could no longer drive, he fairly bubbled over with gratitude for those who offered him a ride to church. He so loved learning and just being present in our spiritual community. I am grateful for the opportunity to have traveled a bit of this life journey with Alec. Deepest sympathy to his family.

  4. Laura Jenkins on April 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Alec will live forever in our hearts and through his Son Marc.

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