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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 methods.

Current Ministry 

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 ( 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.

My passion  

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
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