Joyce Evans, Children's Author, Illustrator, Award-Winning Book App Designer

Award-Winning Children's Christian Book App Designer, Children's Author, Illustrator, Sunday School Children's Workshop Presenter

Joyce Ann Evans is married to Richard Lee Evans Jr. and they have three wonderful children and one granddaughter. Joyce is employed at the Sunday School Publishing Board as the Director of Creative Services. The highlight of Joyce's job is designing the Sunday school curriculum for ages two through eleven. Joyce volunteers as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher at the Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Joseph W. Walker III. Joyce serves as a member of the Visual Communications Advisory Committee at Nashville State Community College, where she teaches Graphic Processes as an adjunct instructor.

In the year 2000, God began to reveal His divine call into ministry. The FrootBearer™ Series Ministry was conceived. Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:7, Galatians 5:22-23, and John 15:5 became the ministry's foundational scriptures. In the years to come, God would use her talent for drawing and writing to take His Word around the world teaching families how to display Christ-like character. The FrootBearer-Character on Display Series™ of books are pint-sized parables exemplifying the character of Christ. Each parable is based on a scripture and illustrated in a fun, colorful, and innovative platform that allows parents the ability teach Sunday school principals anytime and anywhere.

In 2006, Joyce published her first book, A Granny Goodness Day. Over the next few years, Joyce published three other titles: Rotten, but Not Forgotten, Puffed-up Pride, and Finish Line, as well as four activity books. She also has designed a board game. In 2007, the ministry was interviewed on live television by Dr. Pauline Fuller from Atlanta’s 57 (WATC TV 57).

In 2011, Joyce introduced her first FrootBearer™ children's book app available through the Apple store. Since then, she has published two more titles. Ensuring the vision of her ministry—Sunday school anytime, anywhere. In the winter of 2012, Joyce placed 1st in the Children's Interactive Book App Contest with Puffed-up Pride. In the spring 2012, Joyce placed 2nd in the Children's Interactive Book App Contest with Finish Line. In 2014, Joyce partnered with the FaithUnity paper to share a biweekly activity page featuring the Galatians 5:22-23 Gang™ with children all over the Nashville area.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

After reading the FrootBearer™ Series — Character on Display Books, young children will learn how to apply God's Word in everyday challenges to help them build Godly character. These character traits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

I have raised my own children and now granddaughter with biblical principles. For the last fifteen years, I have been the graphic layout designer of the Sunday School curriculum for ages 2 to 11 at the Sunday School Publishing Board. Even as the Creative Director, I still get to use my creativity to help young children encounter and fall in love with the Word of God! And, I love it! I volunteer as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher at the Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Joseph W. Walker III.


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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

The FrootBearer™ —Character on Display Workshop is held during the Sunday school teaching hour. It is a 45-minute interactive presentation designed for children ages 4 to 8. Presentation is centered around one of the FrootBearerSeries book.

Workshop includes: Teacher lead Prayer, book reading, class discussion, interactive activity involving an art project or craft, a light snack, a take-home activity sheet, ending prayer. FrootBearer™ t-shirts are optional.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3


Less than 5 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction




Character Education



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