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Wallace Arthur Alcorn, American minister, writer. Ordained to ministry General Association Regular Baptist Churches, 1957; certified advanced mediator American Arbit. Association. Recipient Amy Writing award, Amy Foundation, 1988, Baptist Heritage award, 2003, 2004.


Alcorn, Wallace Arthur was born on August 29, 1930 in Milwaukee. Son of William Keith and Dora Mildred (Brazee) Alcorn.


Student, Marquette U., 1950;AB, Wheaton College, 1952;Master of Divinity, Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary, 1959;AM, Wheaton Graduate School Theology, 1959;postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1959-1960;postgraduate, University of Michigan, 1960-1961;Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1965;Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1974;certified in clinical pastoral education, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, 1975;postgraduate, University of Minnesota, 1980-1981.


Program secretary Wisconsin Heart Association, 1954—1955. Field program representative Chicago Heart Association, 1955—1956. Pastor Caddy Vista Baptist Church, Caldonia, Wisconsin, 1955-1957.

Teacher Wyoming (Michigan) Schools, 1958-1960. Pastor Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) Baptist Church, 1960-1961. English teacher Waterford-Kettering High School, Drayton Plaines, 1961-1962.

Pastor Community Baptist Church Shark River Hills, Neptune, New Jersey, 1962-1967, 1st Baptist Church, Austin, Minnesota, 1976-1983. Professor bible Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1967-1973. Associate professor New Testament Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, 1974-1976.

Clinical pastoral care specialist Madigan Army Medical Center, 1974-1976. Police chaplain, 1974-1976, Austin, 1976-1990. President Faith Academy, Minneapolis, 1986.

Principal Wallace Alcorn Associates, Austin, since 1983. Pastoral counselor New Life Family Services, Rochester, 1987-1992. Consultant New Jersey Department Education, 1964—1967, United States Department Education, 1953—1954.

Radio teacher Moody Radio Network, 1968—1974. Chairman Minnesota Association Regular Baptist Churches, 1980—1983. Radio commentator Station KTIS and Northwestern College Network, 1987—1998.

Syndicated newspaper columnist, since 1993. Adjunct faculty Riverland Community College, 1994—1999. Lecturer Seminario Batista do Carini, Brazil, 2006—2007.

With United States Naval Reserve, 1947-1952, with United States Army, 1952-1954, with United States Army Reserve, 1954-1957, chaplain, colonel United States Army Reserve, 1957-1990.


  • Ordained to ministry General Association Regular Baptist Churches, 1957. Certified advanced mediator American Arbit. Association.



Member citizen's advisory council Neptune Board Education, 1965—1967. Chair Austin Human Rights Commission, 1989—1998. Member professional advisory council Public Education Relgion Studies Center, Wright State University, 1972—1976.

Public member 10th Judicial District Ethics Committee, 1993—1999. Director Good News Hour, Austin, 1976—1983, Minnesota Human Rights Commission, 1990—1998, Cooperative Solutions Mediation Center, Austin, 1995—1999. Member of American Association of University Professors, Society Biblical Literature, Organization American Historians, American History Association, American Association for History of Medicine, American Academy Religion, American Public Health Association, History Society Minnesota, History Society South Carolina, History Society Ohio, History Society Wisconsin, Military Chaplains Association (president Chicago chapter 1970-1974), Association Former Intelligence Officers, Society Professional Journalists, National Religious Broadcasters, Evangelical Press Association, Evangelical Theological Society, Society Military History.


Married Ann Margaret Carmichael, June 5, 1958. Children: John Mark, Allison Alcorn-Oppedahl, Stephen Paul.

William Keith Alcorn

Dora Mildred (Brazee) Alcorn

Ann Margaret Carmichael

John Mark Alcorn

Allison Alcorn

Stephen Alcorn

Paul Alcorn