Legendary pastor Rev. Clay Evans, who founded one of Chicago’s historic black churches and served as a civil rights leader in the city, has passed away. 

Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-ILL) says, “Reverend Clay Evans was a prophet, a priest, and a pastor to both parishioners and pastors. His death — in the same week as that of Father George Clements, who was also an inspirational icon and tireless servant — has left us all with yet another unimaginable loss.

Evans, who was also a husband and father of five, passed away Wednesday at the age of 94, a spokesperson said.