rev. dr. Al Tizon

Al Tizon is executive minister of Serve Globally, the international ministries arm of the Evangelical Covenant Church. This position includes a faculty appointment as affiliate professor of missional and global leadership at North Park Theological Seminary.

Al has engaged in community development, church leadership, advocacy, and urban ministry in the United States and in the Philippines. Previous positions he has held include founding director of LIGHT Ministries in the Olongapo City, Philippines; lead pastor at Berkeley Covenant Church in Berkeley CA, holistic ministry director and then president of Evangelicals for Social Action and associate professor of holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University near Philadelphia, PA.


Al is the author or editor of six books, including Transformation After Lausanne: Radical Evangelical Mission in Local and Global Perspective (Regnum, 2008) and Whole & Reconciled: Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured World (Baker Academic, 2018).


Al received his BA in religious studies (1984) and his MA in church leadership studies (1987) from Vanguard University of Southern California (Costa Mesa, CA). He received his PhD in missiology from the Graduate Theological Union (2005, Berkeley, CA). Al is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church.


Al and his wife Janice live in the San Francisco Bay Area, in close proximity to their four grown children and five grandchildren.

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