DR. R. EVANS YANCY 

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SFAA 24th NATIONAL CONVENTION - 2018

Dr. R. Evans Yancy

Dr. R. Evans Yancy, the son of Seaborn Nathaniel Yancy and Hannah Zipporah Pratt is a banker by profession. He joined the staff of the National Housing and Savings Bank (NH&SB) in Liberia as a Management Trainee in 1978 and rose through the ranks of management, culminating in his ascension to the presidency of the bank from 1991-1993. Here in the U.S., he has worked as an officer at the Bank of Boston, NationsBank and Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta. He is currently the Senior Credit Risk Specialist of the Large Bank Team of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

He graduated with honors from St. Patrick’s High School in 1973 and subsequently matriculated at the University of Liberia, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis on Economics, in 1977.  Dr. R. Evans Yancy holds a Doctor of Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. 

He also completed graduate Theological and Divinity courses at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Yancy also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Boston University as a Hubert H. Humphrey/Fulbright Scholar and a Master of Business Administration with concentration in International Business and Corporate Finance from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. While at the University of Liberia, he served in many student leadership roles, including Financial Secretary, National Student Christian Council, Co-Chairman, Elections Commission and Vice President of the Senior Class (1977). While at Boston University, he was elected the Chairman of the Humphrey Fulbright Scholars, an international group of scholars.

Dr. Yancy recently authored his first book entitled “Called To Serve- Equipping Lay Persons for Active Participation in the Church”.  He is a member of several charitable and professional organizations in and out of the United States including member of the Board of Directors of Women’s Care International Foundation, Former Treasurer of the Greenville Development Association and Chairman of Crowd 50, Inc. in the Diaspora.

Dr. Yancy is a member of Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marietta, Georgia, a 5,000-member congregation, where he serves as the Treasurer of the Church and a member of the Steward Board, the Finance Commission, and the New Members Ministry.  He is also the Chairman of the Finance Sub-Committee on Church Expansion.

Dr. Yancy is married to the love of his life Harriet Dorinda Yancy and they have two adult sons, Roland Evans, Jr. and Rodney and several grandchildren.

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