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John Nance Akers, American clergyman. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1965. Boettcher Foundation scholar, 1958-1962, Alumni scholar Columbia Theological Seminary, 1965. Member Conference Faith and History, Presbyterian History Society, Evangelical Theological Society (president Southeastern region 1976-1977).

Background

Akers, John Nance was born on April 10, 1940 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Son of Byron Lionel and Lois Parke (Nance) Akers.

Education

Bachelor, University Colorado, 1962. Bachelor of Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary, 1965. Master of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1973.

Career

Instructor of Bible, Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1965-1970. Professor Bible Montreat-Anderson College, Montreat, North Carolina, 1972-1973, dean of college, 1973-1977. Special assistant to Doctor Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Montreat, since 1977.

Member Executive Committee, director Christianity Today, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois Boettcher Foundation scholar, 1958-1962, Alumni scholar Columbia Theological Seminary, 1965. Senior editor Christianity Today Magazine, 1987-1989.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1965.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Senior editor Christianity Today Magazine, 1987-1989.

Membership

Member Conference Faith and History, Presbyterian History Society, Evangelical Theological Society (president Southeastern region 1976-1977).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Antiques, mineralogy.

Connections

Married Anne Kathryn Wolfenden, June 15, 1968;1 child, John Timothy. 1 child, John Timothy.

father:
Byron Lioneland Lois Parke (Nance) Akers. Akers

spouse:
Anne Kathryn Wolfenden

child:
John Timothy Akers

child:
John Timothy Akers