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Pamela Evans trained as a doctor at The London Hospital Medical College, and worked first as a General Practitioner in Highams Park, London E4. Later, a research post in Epidemiology enabled her to continue working while raising a family. Pamela's work on data recording in cerebral palsy research achieved international recognition. The work she undertook with her husband, Stephen Evans, on the life expectancy of affected children, resulted in a published paper that has been used in the High Court and is still being cited today.

After moving to Sussex in 1989, Pamela was eventually able to leave the epidemiological studies in the hands of others, and entered a phase which prompted some to ask, 'When are you going to get a proper job?' What some saw as a lack of a career plan was God's training ground for what lay ahead! Time was available to develop an interest in counselling and to begin to teach adults in the local church and elsewhere.

Opportunities arose to contribute to the training of Christian counsellors, and to lecture to GPs on workaholism and other 'respectable' addictions. Such encounters often ended with requests for a book to read, and these prompted Pamela to write Driven Beyond the Call of God (BRF 1999).

In 1994, Pamela was invited to develop and lead what the Anglican parish church to which she belonged called its Bodybuilding Course. This provided a fruitful channel for Pamela's enthusiasm for New Testament teaching on the body of Christ. In due course, Building the Body (BRF 2002) allowed this enthusiasm to be expressed in written form.

In April 2001 Pamela resigned her membership of the parish's Eldership Team, in order to be free to accept other commitments. However, she continued to teach and preach there, and remained a member of the Prayer Ministry Team. Her enthusiasm for seeing men and women become more fully the people God created them to be, found expression in her third book, Shaping the Heart (BRF 2011). Pamela also provided pastoral support and spiritual direction for a small number of church leaders, until her recent move to Hampshire.

It's a great joy for Stephen and Pamela now to be living much nearer their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. But anyone who has uprooted will know that making such a transition takes time! They look forward to being part of a new church family, and to discovering what else the Lord has for them in this new phase of life.