Alan Weaver– Affiliate Professor of Leadership
After 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.
In 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
While 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
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.
Though 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 receive the training they need and learn to empower their own
people for ministry.