Who We Are
Defense for the Family seeks to develop wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ who will be able to articulate, defend, share, and live out their faith both in their personal and public lives.
Who We Are
Shafer Parker – Bible teacher, Board Member: Faith Beyond Belief
Shafer brings 39 years of pastoral experience to his Bible teaching ministry, having served churches in Canada and the U.S. He has an M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and has done the course work toward 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 Hood Parker for 47 years. Together they are parents of two sons who have blessed them withseven grandchildren.
Shafer has spoken at a wide variety of events and has taught at seminaries in Russia, Ukraine, and Cameroon. He speaks on a wide variety of topics, giving an apologetics and worldview-related connection to each.
At Defense for the Family, we seek to equip and connect individuals to think Biblically in a secular culture, and uphold God’s perfect design for the family. Many people are feeling hopeless because they do not have the necessary tools or knowledge to stand up for what is right and good and are confused about what is true. We believe defending the family is a good fight in which everyone should and must enlist. We have hope in Jesus that He is victorious. It can be discomforting seeing what is going on in our country and the world. Often it feels as if we are losing the battle. The Bible tells us, however, that we can have victory in Jesus and we are confident of this because “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). We seek to partner with like-minded leaders who are already in this fight. Statistics consistently show the importance of family as God created it to be, and the effects of Godly moral values on society.
Plan to attend the Defense for the Family conference to be better equipped to protect and preserve the integrity of the family. Register today! You can also support this event financially, join a prayer group, or become a social media ambassador. Those feelings of hopelessness, isolation, and confusion will be erased as you connect with others and discover God’s perfect plan for the family.
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