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Bryant L. Myers

Senior Professor of Transformational Development

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BS, University of Redlands
PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Courses Taught

MD525: Poverty and Development
MD500: Globalization and the Poor
MD546: Relief, Refugees, and Conflict
MD528: Development Tools and Practice
MD524: Advocacy for Social Justice
MD540: Theology of Poverty and Development

Campus Affiliations

Center for Missiological ResearchUrban Initiatives

Areas of Expertise

Transformational development, development studies, the integration of evangelism and development, contemporary humanitarian affairs

“We must understand ourselves as stewards—stewards of the gifts God has given us, stewards of our relationship with the poor, stewards of the resources we bring to the community and that the community already has.”


Dr. Myers, in his book Walking with the Poor.


Bryant Myers joined the faculty of Fuller as professor of transformational development in 2006. A lifelong activist dedicated to Christian relief and development work around the world, Myers brings over 30 years’ experience with World Vision International (WVI) to the Fuller community. He served primarily in senior management roles for WVI, most recently as vice president for development and food resources.

A published author on poverty and transformational development, humanitarian aid, and world mission, Dr. Myers’s most recent works include Health, Healing, and Shalom: Frontiers and Challenges for Christian Healthcare Missions (coedited), Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practice of Transformational Development, Working with the Poor: Insights and Learnings from Development Practitioners, and Exploring World Mission: Context and Challenges. He has also published numerous journal articles, and held speaking engagements in multiple locations around the world. 

Myers has served in various leadership roles within the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and has served on a variety of nonprofit boards. The courses he teaches at Fuller include Poverty and Development; Globalization, the Poor and Christian mission; Relief, Refugees and Conflict; Development Tools and Practice, Theology of Poverty and Development.

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