Alan Weaver– Affiliate Professor
earning my BA in psychology at the University of California, I joined the staff
of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1977. In 1984, I completed my MDiv at the
International School of Theology in San Bernardino, CA. In 2004 I had the
privilege of completing a Ph.D. with Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter in
cross-cultural leadership at Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies.
1984, knowing that I wanted to work with pastors, I accepted an assignment from
Campus Crusade to assist in the joint mission project of Biblical Education by
Extension (BEE) to train pastors behind the iron curtain. I moved to Hungary in
1985 and lived in Budapest until 1999. While director for BEE in Hungary, I
helped to open a new Hungarian Baptist mission school, and taught Walk through
the Bible seminars in Hungarian.
Involvement with Fuller
studying at Fuller, I had the opportunity to be the TA for the research design
class and discovered a new joy, coaching doctoral students in their program
design and field research. In 2007, then, I began to teach the Doctor of
Missiology module on research methods.
I continue following my passion to provide training to pastors and church
leaders around the world who don’t normally have such opportunity. In this
endeavor, I have rejoined BEE, now known as Entrust (www.Entrust4.org) and currently serve as
the vice-president in charge of expansion and curriculum.
I travel to a lot to places like India and Africa, I enjoy living in Colorado
Springs with its great access to mountain views and hiking and bicycling.
Beyond that I have eclectic interests from being the family archivist to
decorating Rose Parade floats every year in Pasadena.
I get excited when I hear of how fast the church
is growing around the world. But at the same time I am keenly aware of
the millions of young pastors in these places of rapid growth where the pastors
have little opportunity for training or support. For nearly 30 years I have
sought to be a Barnabas to pastors so that they may