Shane W. Parker

Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Ministries; Director of the Doctor of Educational Ministry Program

Shane W. Parker


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Doctor of Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary; B.A., Columbia International University

Dr. Parker serves as associate professor of leadership and educational ministries and director of the doctoral of educational ministry program. Prior to his service at Southwestern, Dr. Parker served for 15 years in teaching and administration in at several institutions of Christian Higher Education. He also brings more than 20 years of pastoral ministry experience to the classroom.

Dr. Parker is the co-author of The Pastor’s Life: Practical Wisdom from the Puritans (Christian Focus, 2019), as well as the co-author with Michael Wilder Transformission: Making Disciples through Short-term Missions (B&H, 2010). Additionally, he has contributed journal articles to the Christian Educational Journal, the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry, and the Puritan Reformed Journal. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Professors in Christian Education, and regularly attends and presents at their national conferences.

Select Publications:

"I'm not perfect. And I think that's...why God wants to use us, so that He will get the glory."
- Emmanuel Escareno, P.h.D student in the Fish School

Watch his story here:

If you didn't make it to #SBC22, here are the highlights from @AdamGreenway's seminary report for #SWBTS:
- Increased enrollment in Hispanic Programs
- Launch of the Alumni Association
- Release of "The Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture"
And more:

“More than ever, those who value all human life must demonstrate their commitment not merely with their words, but also by their deeds.”
- @AdamGreenway

“Today is the day for which pro-life citizens have prayed and worked for since 1973."
- @AdamGreenway, president

As a first-semester Ph.D. student at #SWBTS, Emmanuel Escareno was challenged by this simple question, "When was the last time you shared the Gospel?"

Hear how Emmanuel is refining his calling at #SWBTS.