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Dr. Paul & Dr. Barbara (Cavaness) Parks

Paul & Barbara are Assemblies of God missionaries that joined the OLI team in the spring of 2015.

Both Barbara and Paul have earned doctorates and teach at seminaries, Bible schools, and courses for pastors and laypersons. They bring to OLI a depth of experience and knowledge of the Muslim world.


Paul spent 35 years working with Muslims, first in the Middle East and then world-wide. He has taught Islamic studies at numerous colleges and seminaries and is an expert in cultural storytelling. Paul has authored two books relating to Muslim ministry.

Barbara has 40 years experience primarily in the Asia Pacific region preparing national leaders for intercultural and educational ministries. She also taught at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary as well as a guest professor at colleges and seminaries around the world. Barbara has co-authored three books and is a contributor to numerous books and publications.


Paul will be serving as a principle writer for olBi. He will also being coordinating the evangelism and training materials for Muslims. Over 1.6 billion people are Muslim and comprise one quarter of all oral learners.

Barbara will be serving as the Academic Dean for olBi. Barbara is also an advocate for women in ministry and leadership.


Helping the Parks

Paul and Barbara could use your help in their outreach to the unreached. Use the links below to access the Assemblies of God World Missions giving portal.

Give [1 Time or to set up Recurring Gift] 
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