Keith Parks

Graduation Year: 
1948

Keith Parks, Richardson :: was honored in October with a Global Impact Award from the Mission to Unreached Peoples for pioneering leadership in global mission work. He and his wife, Helen Jean, served as missionaries in Indonesia for 14 years. He later served as president of the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board from 1980 to 1992 and as the first global missions coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from 1993 until his retirement in 1999. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.