Real Life Ministries is committed to reaching the lost with the good news about the freedom they can receive in Jesus Christ, and seeing lives transformed by the power of God. Real Life has been operating in Texas continuously since 2001 and has always focused on those who have traditionally not been reached by the institutional church, especially men and women struggling with addiction. Our ministry is modeled on the New Testament Church, with an emphasis on intense personal discipleship. Real Life also operates a transitional living facility (often called a "halfway house"), accepting men and women into Real Life's "Life House" program from off the streets or out of prison. Residents have an opportunity to grow personally and spiritually as they prepare to re-enter society. Real Life ministers in numerous prisons across Texas, focusing on reaching the prisoners often considered the "toughest to reach."
Eve Coe is a wife, mother of four children, pastor and evangelist. The daughter of a pastor, Eve ran from God until she was radically saved at 17 years old. Eve has now been privileged to serve in ministry for over 25 years. She has ministered in hundreds of churches, prisons, and public and private schools in half a dozen countries on three different continents, singing and ministering both in English and Spanish as well as making numerous appearances on both television and radio.
After traveling full-time as an evangelist for approximately ten years, Eve and her husband, Jeremy Coe, moved to Henderson, Texas, where they founded Just As You Are Church in February 2001, a non-denominational “blue jeans and T-shirts” church. The ministry moved to Tyler as "Real Life Church" in 2013. In 2016, Eve and Jeremy sold their church building in Tyler to focus their efforts on prison ministry. In 2019, they moved to live near the DFW Metroplex in Forney, Texas. In early 2021, Eve and Jeremy started "Real Talk," a weekly radio ministry designed specifically for prisoners. Jeremy is a practicing attorney with offices in Tyler and Mesquite. www.coelaw.net
Carl Stevens was an addict for over 20 years before his life was transformed by the power of God. God set Carl free from drugs and called him to reach those still bound by addiction. Carl started and led a Celebrate Recovery group for several years and now is active in Real Life's Prison Ministry. Carl and his wife Andrea Stevens have three children and live in Forney. Carl has been in automobile sales since 2013 and currently works at Rockwall Ford.