Shafer Parker - Staff Apologist & Church Relations

Shafer is convinced the Bible is the only book in the world to accurately describe the meaning of life, the universe and everything. He is further convinced that only a Biblical worldview is capable of sustained blessings for those who hold to it and live within it. It is his life goal to help as many people as possible to embrace this truth.

Shafer brings 39 years of pastoral experience to FBB, most recently finishing a 12-year stint as senior pastor of Hawkwood Baptist Church in Calgary. He has an M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently completing a D.Min. in Applied Theology with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Shafer also spent seven years as a professional journalist and editor.

Shafer has been married to Jeanne for 42 years, and together they are the proud parents of two sons and are blessed with six grandchildren.

Shafer has spoken at a wide variety of events and has taught at seminaries in Russia, Ukraine and Cameroon. He teaches and speaks on a wide variety of topics, giving an apologetics-related connection to each.