David Parks

Director of the Global Center

Email: daparks@samford.edu
Phone: (205)726-2274
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B.A., Samford University

M.Div., Beeson Divinity School
Ph. D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


David Parks directs Beeson Divinity School’s Global Center. He teaches courses on missions and coordinates the Global Center’s various programs. He advocates for the needs of the world and seeks to equip students to serve wherever Christ would have them go. He served in Southeast Asia for six years with the International Mission Board and Youth Ministry International training leaders of student ministries in local churches and starting local student outreaches. His research interests focus on the unique situation of young people around the world in the age of globalism and the need to train the trainers through theological education.