Dr. Dan Parker

Dr. W. Dan Parker

Adjunt Professor of Bible and Christian Ministries

Email: parkerd@tntemple.edu



  • Georgia State University; Baylor Univ. B.A.
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D. (M.Div.)
  • Central State Hospital, C.P.E.
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, D.Min.

Academic Experiences

  • Mercer University Extension Centers (Fairburn, GA & Alpharetta, GA.) 
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Adjunct (1980-1999), Faculty Associate Professor Pastoral Ministry (2000-2005); Senior Professor (2005-2011); Adjunct 2011- Present).
  • Taught in Belarusian Baptist Seminary, Minsk, Belaru (2006); Gospel Bible College near Mumbai, India (2007).
  • Taught Continued Witness Training (HMB now North American Mission Board, Georgia Baptist Convention).

Teaching Specializations

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Preaching
  • Exploring the Old Testament (Grad. Level)
  • Old & New Testament Survey and various Bible Books.

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Pastor in Macon and Norlina, N.C.(1961-63)
  • Bethel Baptist in College Park, GA (1963-68)
  • First Baptist Woodstock, GA. (1968-75)
  • Sylvan Hills Baptist in Atlanta, GA. (1975-1979)
  • Fortified Hills Baptist in Smyrna, GA. (1975-1991)
  • First Baptist Stone Mountain, GA. (1992-2013, Retired Feb 24).
  • Preached in mission tours in Idaho (1975); New Brunswick, Canada (1977); Tamil Nadu, India (1985) and Mumbai, India (2006); Belarus and Russia (1992, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98, 2001, 2006, 2011). 
  • Banquet Speaker for various Churches and Youth programs.

Membership in Academic Organizations

  • Evangelical Homiletic Society
  • American Society of Ministry
  • American Writers Guild
  • The Churchill Centre

Denominational & Community Service

  • Served on numerous Associational committees in Fairburn, Noonday, and Stone Mountain Baptist Associations.
  • Served as Moderator of Stone Mountain Baptist Association two years.
  • Served on the Committee on Nominations of Georgia Baptist Convention. 
  • Served as Baptist Student Union Pastor Advisor Kennesaw State College Community
  • Served on Atlanta Mayor’s Religious Advisory Committee
  • Chairman of Atlanta Christian Council Airport Chaplaincy Steering Committee.
  • Member and Religious Advisor and Speaker of We Care in Georgia (Anti-porn and Anti-Prostitution group). 
  • Banquet Speaker and Entertainer for Various Civic Clubs and Businesses.
  • Chaplain of Marietta Civitan Club, Marietta, GA.

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributed Articles to Church Administration Magazine, The Illustrator, and On-Line S.S. Teacher’s Helps for S.B.C. Sunday School Board (Broadman).
  • Contributed three articles in Broadman-Holman Illustrated Dictionary of The Bible.
  • Contributed chapter to textbook: Interpersonal Relationship Skills by Bozeman and Smith.


  • Atlanta Christian Counsel for Steering Committee for Hartsfield Airport Chapel and Chaplaincy Steering Committee.
  • Stone Mountain July Fourth Parade Committee Appreciation.