Welcome Rev. Dr. Angela Parker 

May 7, 2019

This Sunday we are pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Angela Parker, Professor of Biblical Studies at The Seattle School of Psychology and Theology, to the Plymouth pulpit at 10:30 am worship service.

Dr. Parker holds a Ph.D. in Bible, Culture and Hermeneutics (New Testament focus) from Chicago Theological Seminary. 

Reading through the lens of womanist and postcolonial thought, Dr. Parker’s work addresses the issue of bodies falling as a result of imperial violence in the Gospel of Mark. The issue of fallen bodies is especially important for contemporary Christian communities who witness police violence against black and brown bodies. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Parker earned the Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Shaw University, a historically black institution in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ordained as a Baptist minister and well-versed as a teacher in the church, Dr. Parker seeks to bridge the gap between academy, church and society in her identity as a scholar-activist.

Dr. Parker was recently appointed to the faculty of the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, where she will serve as Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek, effective August 1. Don’t miss this dynamic preacher, 10:30 am this Sunday.



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