Get to know Actor Priscilla Shirer
Written by G Njuguna on January 4, 2022
Today we dive and get to know American author, motivational speaker, actress, and Christian evangelist, Priscilla Shirer.
Priscilla was born on December 31, 1974, the daughter of Tony Evans (Senior Pastor Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas) and Lois Irene Evans (died 2019). She has 3 siblings Chrystal, gospel artist Anthony Jr., and Jonathan. Shirer graduated from Duncanville High School and Dallas Theological Seminary, earning a master’s degree from the latter in Biblical Studies.
Being a daughter of a pastor, Priscilla grew up well acquainted with the Bible. As a freshman at the University of Houston, she interned with a Christian radio station. Soon listeners were calling the station, inviting Priscilla to speak at their Bible study groups and other events. Soon she was invited to lead a weekly Bible study at the Zig Ziglar Corporation and then to join its speaker team.
Priscilla was married in 1999 to Jerry Shirer, and they have been blessed with three sons Jerry Jr. Shirer, Jude Shirer, and Jackson Shirer. The parents of three young boys, the Shirers who started Going Beyond Ministries (a speakers’ bureau of Bible teachers) share ministry and family responsibilities. While Priscilla continues to minister full-time, Jerry manages his schedule and other business aspects of Going Beyond Ministries.
Priscilla has authored over a dozen video-driven studies for women and teens on a myriad of Biblical characters and topics including Jonah, Gideon, the Exodus, discerning God’s voice, The Armor of God.
Her books include Discerning the Voice of God, God is Able, and two New York Times Bestsellers – The Resolution for Women and Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer, which was named the 2016 Christian Book of the Year. Her latest offering is a 365-day devotional called Awaken: 90 Days with the God Who Speaks. In 2016, Priscilla ventured into the world of children’s publishing with The Prince Warriors, a fiction 4-book series and accompanying 365-day devotional (Unseen) designed to equip tween boys and girls for victory in spiritual warfare.
Priscilla came into the movie scene in the movie War Room (2015), as Elizabeth Jordan and later on I Can Only Imagine (2018), as Mrs. Fincher, Bart Millard’s teacher and Overcomer (2019), as Principal Olivia Brooks, mentor to Hannah Scott.
Priscilla speaks around the world at churches and other events and her talks have gone viral especially on social media.