Evins served as president of Workshop for the Blind and Disabled, as vice-president of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and on numerous boards, including those of Central Bank (now BBVA Compass), Birmingham-Southern College, the Metropolitan YMCA, New Methodist Hospital, the Industrial Health Council and the Better Business Bureau. He also chaired boards for Walker Memorial United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Canterbury United Methodist Church.
Evins died in 2009 at the age of 97.
- Anderson, Jon (February 14, 2009) "Former Birmingham, Alabama civic, business leader John Evins dies." The Birmingham News