Associate Professor of Evangelism and Holistic Ministry
Ph.D. (Missiology): Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
M.A. (Church Leadership Studies): Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA
B.A.: Vanguard University of Southern California
A native of the Philippines, Dr. Al Tizon is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church who from 2001 till 2006 served as lead pastor at Berkeley Covenant Church in Berkeley, CA. He has also served several other churches as associate and interim pastor both in the Philippines and in the United States. He is the author of Transformation after Lausanne: Radical Evangelical Mission in Global-Local Perspective (Regnum 2008) and co-author (with Ron Sider, John Perkins, and Wayne Gordon) of Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities (Baker Books 2008).
Al has extensive experience as a missionary and community organizer, primarily in the Philippines with Action International Ministries from 1989 to 1998. From 1993-98, he served as the founding director of LIGHT Ministries, a Filipino community development organization committed to
In addition to teaching, Al serves as the Director of Word and Deed Network, a ministry of Evangelicals for Social Action/Sider Center that seeks to equip and connect churches to do holistic ministry in their communities, especially on behalf of the poor and marginalized. Al is a member of the American Society of Missiology; the Academy of Evangelism in Theological Education; and the Institute for the Studies in Asian Church and Culture.