Brian Parks

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971504557397
Brian Parks

Senior Student Ministry Staff - Missionary Context

Work History

Work History
Oct 2002 - Apr 2015

Missionary Student Ministry Staffworker

Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS))

Pioneering evangelism, discipleship, and building of Christian student fellowships on the Arabian Peninsula University campuses in the UAE and surrounding countries.

Work led to the founding of the first official IFES movement located on the Arabian Peninsula in 2007.

Led ministry intern training for 2 years from 2011-2013.

Pioneered and organized the Dubai Muslim Christian Dialogue in partnership with Muslim friends and students. This is a landmark public religious dialogue in the Middle East with the goal of having the gospel publicly proclaimed.

Discipled and supervised a team of 4 staff in building up the campus ministry within a cluster of 7 Universities within Dubai.

Intergrated my role as founding elder at Redeemer Church of Dubai with the campus ministry by drawing many Christian and non Christian students into the life of the church.

Note: Left InterVarsity's employment as of October 2014 due to theological and financial concerns with the US movement. I am now under FOCUS and local church supervision.

Jun 1997 - Oct 2002

Kentucky State Director

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA

Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising the staffworkers for individual campuses in Kentucky and overseeing the direction of the ministry throughout the state.

Hired and supervised a team of 9 staff and volunteers.

Expanded IVCF Kentucky ministry among African American and International students in the 1990's in Kentucky cities including Lexington, Louisville, Berea, and Paducah.

Jun 1993 - Jun 1997

Campus Team Leader

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA

Supervised a team of three staff to build and develop the student ministry at the University of Kentucky.

Strengthened and expanded the ministry among students in general.

Established and grew an integrated ministry among International students.

Established and grew an integrated ministry among graduate students.

Established and grew an integrated ministry among Greek system students.

Dec 1990 - Jun 1993

Campus Staffworker

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Carried out strategic evangelism and discipleship at University of Kentucky, Lexington in order to re-build a campus fellowship.

Met daily with students for Bible study, led dorm discussions.

Jul 1990 - Dec 1990

Process Engineer

Hoechst Celanese - Rock Hill, SC Plant

Optimized various aspects of the manufacturing process through engineering analysis.

Aug 1987 - Jun 1990

Project Engineer

Hoechst Celanese - Rock Hill, SC Plant

Carried out engineering projects in a cellulose acetate manufacturing plant from single page project idea to unit startup.

Projects required engineering scope and plans, costing, purchasing oversight, installation, contractor oversight, testing, operations training and final startup.


Aug 1982 - May 1987

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

University of Tennessee, Knoxville