Alan Kreider

Dr. Alan Kreider
Address3003 Benham Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517

Professor of Church History and Mission, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

B.A., Goshen College, 1962
M.A., Harvard University, 1965
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971

From the United Kingdom and Europe to Korea, Alan Kreider has introduced people to Christ by teaching and living out the foundational beliefs of the Anabaptist faith. For 26 years, Alan and Eleanor, his wife, were mission workers in England, where they transformed the London Mennonite Centre into a teaching and resource center on Christian discipleship in the Anabaptist tradition, urban mission, and conflict mediation. While in England, Alan served as director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University; as an itinerant preacher and speaker; and as a teacher at Oxford University and the University of Manchester. Upon their return to the U.S. in 2000, Alan and Eleanor became mission educators for Mennonite Mission Network, an assignment that took them to England and Australia in 2005 as well as to churches and communities across North America. Alan served as an adjunct member of the AMBS faculty beginning in 1997, and became associate professor in 2004.

    “One of the joys of my life is to meet Christians from different places and traditions and to learn from them. How do they understand Christ and the good news? How do they worship? How do they experience and share their faith? Studying the history of Christianity is like that-meeting sisters and brothers from other places and periods and having a trans-chronological conversation with them. They can’t tell us what to think or do; but they broaden our horizons, offering us clues that are often astonishingly useful to us today.”

Areas of Interest

Church History; Missions

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