28 Notable alumni of
Fuller Theological Seminary

Fuller Theological Seminary is 1357th in the world, 483rd in North America, and 454th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 28 notable alumni from Fuller Theological Seminary sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. John C. Maxwell

    John C. Maxwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    motivational speakerwriter
    Biography

    John Calvin Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List.

  2. Rick Warren

    Rick Warren
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    theologianwriter
    Biography

    Richard Duane Warren is an American Southern Baptist evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention in Lake Forest, California.

  3. John Piper

    John Piper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    university teachernon-fiction writerwritertheologian
    Biography

    John Stephen Piper is an American New Testament scholar, Reformed theologian, pastor, and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Piper taught biblical studies at Bethel University for six years (1974-1980), before serving as pastor for preaching and vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis for 33 years (1980-2013).

  4. Rob Bell (Author)

    Rob Bell (Author)
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    authortheologiannon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Robert Holmes Bell Jr. is an American author, speaker and former pastor. Bell founded Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, and pastored it until 2012. Under his leadership, Mars Hill was one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Bell is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Love Wins and the writer and narrator of a series of spiritual short films called NOOMA. In 2011, Time named Bell on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has since become a freelance writer and speaker appearing on various talk shows and national speaking tours on topics related to spirituality and leadership. He also hosts a popular podcast called 'The Robcast'. In 2018, a documentary about Bell called The Heretic was released.

  5. Michael Youssef

    Michael Youssef
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    writertelevangelistpastor
    Biography

    Michael Youssef is an Egyptian-American pastor. He is the senior pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, and the executive president of Leading the Way.

  6. Bill Bright

    Bill Bright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2003 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    writerauthortheologian
    Biography

    William R. Bright was an American evangelist. In 1951 at the University of California, Los Angeles he founded Campus Crusade for Christ as a ministry for university students. In 1952 he wrote The Four Spiritual Laws. In 1979 he produced the film Jesus.

  7. Mel White

    Mel White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    university teacherfilm directorwritertheologian
    Biography

    James Melville "Mel" White is an American clergyman and author. White was a behind-the-scenes member of the Evangelical Protestant movement through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, writing film and television specials and ghostwriting autobiographies for televangelists such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Billy Graham. After years of writing for the Christian right, he came out as gay in 1994 and devoted himself full-time to minister to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, also writing extensively on the subject of gay Christians.

  8. Miroslav Volf

    Miroslav Volf
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teachernon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Miroslav Volf is a Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University. He previously taught at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in his native Osijek, Croatia (1979–80, 1983–90) and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1990–1998).

  9. Jay Smith

    Jay Smith
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Biography

    Jay Smith is an American Christian evangelist. Since 1983, he has been a full-time missionary with the Brethren in Christ Mission with a focus on apologetics and polemics among the Muslims of London.

  10. Michael Peter Woroniecki

    Michael Peter Woroniecki
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    American football playermissionary
    Biography

    Michael Peter Woroniecki is an independent, non-denominational Christian missionary. Woroniecki is well known for his ministry on college campuses and at various public events across the US over the span of the last 30 years.

  11. Tony Jones

    Tony Jones
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Tony Jones is a leader in the Christian emerging church movement, a theologian, and an author.

  12. Samuel Chu

    Samuel Chu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Samuel Muk Man Chu is a Hong Kong-born American activist and community organizer. Chu is the founder and President of The Campaign for Hong Kong, a US-based nonpartisan organization whose mission is to advocate for American leadership and policies that advance human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. Chu is also the founder of the Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC), launched in 2019, and was its managing director until August 2021. The success of HKDC and Chu in pushing for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, and for economic sanctions and visa bans by the US on Chinese and Hong Kong officials it deemed responsible for the erosion of Hong Kong's basic freedoms and autonomy, led Hong Kong authorities to issue arrest warrants against Chu in July 2020, making him the first foreign citizen to be targeted under the Hong Kong National Security Law.

  13. Mark L. Tidd

    Mark L. Tidd
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Mark Luzerne Tidd is a former United States Navy officer who served as the 25th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2010 to 2014.

  14. Wes Modder

    Wes Modder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Doctor of Ministry
    Occupations
    military chaplain
    Biography

    Wesley James "Wes" Modder was an American retired United States Marine Corps officer and military chaplain in the United States Navy. Modder was also occasionally an author in ETHOS, a US Navy newsletter.

  15. James L. Papandrea

    James L. Papandrea
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    James L. Papandrea is an author, Catholic theologian, historian, speaker, and singer/songwriter. He is currently Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois (on the campus of Northwestern University), and formerly taught at the Archdiocese of Chicago's Institute for Diaconal Studies. His many books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has a significant presence on YouTube, including his video series, "The Original Church." Papandrea is also one of the world's foremost scholars of Novatian of Rome.

  16. Alan T. Baker

    Alan T. Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Rear Admiral Alan T. Baker, USN, is a retired American Navy officer who served as the 16th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps from 2006 to 2009. Chaplain Baker was the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy and former Surface Warfare Officer to serve as a Chaplain Corps Flag Officer. Following his military career, Baker served as Directional Leader at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, a 4,000-member, multi-campus church in the San Francisco Bay Area, from 2010 to 2012. He is currently principal of Strategic Foundations where he teaches, coaches and catalyzes organizations valuing the intersection of faith, learning and leadership.

  17. James F. Linzey

    James F. Linzey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    translatorBible translatortheologian
    Biography

    James F. Linzey, M.Div. is an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention and the author of numerous Bibles and books. The chief editor and executive director of the Modern English Version Bible, and the general editor of the New Tyndale Version, he is on the faculty at St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School, located in Hamilton, Virginia.

  18. Steven A. Schaick

    Steven A. Schaick
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Steven Alan Schaick is a retired major general in the United States Air Force, and an ordained Presbyterian minister, who last served as the 19th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force. He previously served as the 25th Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. As the deputy chief of chaplains, he was a member of the special staff of the Chief of Staff, Schaick assists the Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force in establishing guidance on all matters pertaining to the religious and moral welfare of Air Force personnel and their dependents and directing and maintaining a trained, equipped and professional Chaplain Corps of more than 2,200 chaplains and chaplain assistants from the active and Air Reserve components. As a member of the Armed Forces Chaplains Board, he and other members advise the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff on religious, ethical and quality-of-life concerns.

  19. Jon Dybdahl

    Jon Dybdahl
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jon L. Dybdahl is a professor of theology and a college administrator. Inaugurated in 2002, he is the immediate past president of Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington. In 2006, he announced his retirement from that position, effective the end of the 2005–2006 academic year.

  20. Joseph Cumming

    Joseph Cumming
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Joseph Cumming is a scholar of Islamic and Christian thought who serves as pastor of the International Church at Yale University and works internationally as a consultant on Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations. He was one of the architects of the "Yale Response" to the Common Word initiative of 138 prominent Muslim leaders and scholars. He is also International Director of Doulos Community, a humanitarian organization working in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and is past president of the Federation of NGOs in Mauritania. Cumming has published numerous articles on issues affecting relations among the Abrahamic faith communities. He has lectured in Arabic at Al-Azhar University and other Islamic institutions and has taught courses at Yale Divinity School, as well as at Fuller Theological Seminary and other Evangelical institutions. He has been interviewed in Arabic on Al-Jazeera and other Arab television networks, and in English on American and Canadian television and radio, and in French and German by European and African news media.

  21. David Faust

    David Faust
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    pastor
    Biography

    David Faust was the seventh president of Cincinnati Christian University. He is now the Associate Minister at East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he previously served as the Senior Minister from 1999 to 2002.

  22. Richard Carr

    Richard Carr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2002 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Richard Carr was Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force.

  23. Peter Brain

    Peter Brain
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Peter Robert Brain is a retired bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia. He was Bishop of Armidale from 2000 until April 2012.

  24. Verna M. Linzey

    Verna M. Linzey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-2016 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Verna May Linzey was an American Evangelical theologian and an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention and, before that, the General Council of the Assemblies of God and the author of numerous Bibles and books. She is the chief editor of the New Tyndale Version, author of the introductions to the books of the Bible in the Modern English Version Bible (MEV), translator of the Book of Proverbs for the MEV, and she is on the faculty Advisory Board at St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School, located in Hamilton, Virginia. In 2006, The Christian Writer's Guild awarded her the "Best Non-Fiction of the Year" award for authoring The Baptism with the Holy Spirit. In 2011, she received the "Leader of the Year" award at the 2011 Leadership Summit hosted by the Heritage Foundation.

  25. James Brenneman

    James Brenneman
    Biography

    James E. Brenneman is the president of Berkeley School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, one of the founding seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union. Prior to coming to Berkeley School of Theology in 2017, Jim was the sixteenth president of Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. Originally from Kalona, Iowa, Jim grew up attending school and church in Ybor City, the Cuban quarter of Tampa, Florida. Jim is an ordained Mennonite minister and was the founding and lead pastor of Pasadena Mennonite Church (Pasadena8, CA) from 1986-2006. He also served on the faculty of the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont for 15 years, where he taught Hebrew Bible. He lived in South Pasadena, CA for 26 years prior to moving to Goshen, Indiana in 2006, returning to CA in 2017. He and his wife, Terri J. Plank Brenneman, a clinical psychologist, have one son, Quinn Miguel Plank Brenneman. On December 31, 2006, Brenneman was selected by the Elkhart Truth to be one of the "Ten People to Watch in 2007".

  26. Lindsay James

    Lindsay James
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lindsay James is a Democratic politician who has represented the 99th District in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2019.

  27. Gregory C. Horn

    Gregory C. Horn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in ethics and practical theology
    Graduated with Doctor of Ministry in counseling and pastoral care
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Gregory Curtis Horn is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He retired in 2013 as 17th Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters and Director of Religious Programs, Marine Forces Reserve.

  28. Augustin Ahimana

    Augustin Ahimana
    Born in
    Rwanda Flag Rwanda
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Biography

    Augustin Ahimana is a Rwandan Anglican bishop. He is a bishop in the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. He is Head of Planning and Development for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda. Bishop Ahimana built a team for the Athens Olympics in 2004. He was consecrated bishop of the Kivu Diocese on 21 December 2008.