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missiologist , mission executive

Garry Otis Parker, American mission executive, missiologist. Ordained clergy United Methodist Church, 1967. John Wesley fellow A Fund for Theological Education, Lexington, 1982. Chaplain Volunteer Fire Department, Tilghman, 1988-1991. Member Christian Management Association.

Background

Parker, Garry Otis was born on September 13, 1942 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Garry Cecil and Louise Elizabeth (Boring) Parker.

Education

AB, Taylor University, 1964. Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1968. Postgraduate, Cornell University, 1972.

Postgraduate, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1985. Postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1984.

Career

Missionary supervisor, OMS International, Malang, Indonesia, 1972-1978; missionary, pastor, The Union Church, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1979-1981; pastor, Cmty. United Methodist Church, Royal Oak, Maryland., 1981-1984; pastor, Wesley United Methodist, Elkton, Maryland., 1984-1987; executive consultant, General Board Global Ministry/United Methodist Church, New York City, 1987-1989; pastor, Tilghman (Maryland.) United Methodist Church, 1989-1991; president, Chief Executive Officer, The Mustard Seed, Pasadena, California, since 1991; corporation president, The Mustard Seed, Pasadena, since 1993. American school board member American School in El Salvador, San Salvador, 1980-1981.

Global minister Peninsula Conference Board United Methodist Church, Dover, Delaware, 1982-1988. Board member Mission Compassion, San Francisco, 1995.

Achievements

  • Ordained clergy United Methodist Church, 1967.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapter to book and articles to professional journals.

Membership

Chaplain Volunteer Fire Department, Tilghman, 1988-1991. Member Christian Management Association.

Connections

Married Sarah Merrick Whittum, June 10, 1967. Children: Elizabeth Louise Parker-Sloat, Rebekah Lynne.

father:
Garry Cecil Parker

mother:
Louise Elizabeth (Boring) Parker

spouse:
Sarah Merrick Whittum

child:
Elizabeth Louise Parker-Sloat Parker

child:
Rebekah Lynne Parker