Alan Parker

Alan Parker, D.Th.

Professor of Missions and Evangelism

Director, Pierson Institute of Evangelism and World Missions

Contact Information:

Office Location:  224B Hackman Hall

Office Phone:  423.236.2683


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Alan Parker joined the School of Religion faculty in 2007. He came to Southern from Amazing Facts, where he served as vice president of evangelism, as well as director of the College of Evangelism (AFCOE), from 2002 to 2007.

Pastor Parker has pastored 10 churches in South Africa and Zimbabwe, including three church plants. He also served for four years as the campus chaplain of Helderberg College.  

Having conducted his first full evangelistic series at the age of 16, Alan has continued to inspire others in evangelism.  He is well known for his presentations at GYC (Generation of Youth for Christ).  He currently serves as the director of the Pierson Institute and the SALT program.

Alan is married to Nicole, and they have three children: Anaya, Seth, and Skyler. Nicole is a biblical counselor and is an active part of their combined ministry on Southern’s campus.

Education and Degrees:

  • D.Th. – Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • M.Th. – Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • BA – Helderberg College/Andrews University

Professional Memberships:

  • Adventist Society for Religious Studies
  • Adventist Theological Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society 

Undergraduate Classes Dr. Parker Teaches:

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Christian Witnessing
  • Church Ministry I
  • Evangelistic Preaching
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • Public Evanglism
  • World Missions

Graduate Classes Dr. Parker Teaches:

  • Evangelistic Preaching
  • Evangelistic Preaching Practicum
  • Personal Soul-winning Skills
  • Principles and Strategies for Church Growth
  • Theology of Ministry
  • Urban Ministry and Evangelism