Professor - Christian Studies and Philosophy
Dr. Ivan Parke is a Professor in the Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy. Dr. Parke joined MC’s faculty in 1998 and currently teaches Intro to Old & New Testament, Exegesis in the Pentateuch, Elementary & Intermediate Hebrew courses. His area of expertise is wisdom literature.
Dr. Parke was awarded the Broadman Seminarian Award and Outstanding Student Award in 1990. He has been nominated twice for the Distinguished Professor in the Department of Christian Studies. The 2013-14 Tribesman was dedicated to him.
Dr. Parke attends Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton and is a Sponsor of Shawreth Men's Service Club. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister.
Dr. Parke immigrated to the United States from India in 1967 and has been a naturalized citizen since 1974.
- B.A., Baylor University
- M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
- Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary