Biographical sketch of


Dr. Wallace Alcorn was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has recently relocated back to the Wheaton, Illinois, area. He is an ordained Baptist minister.


A.B. (philosophy), Wheaton College

Marquette University (philosophy)

A.M. (New Testament), Wheaton College Graduate School of Theology

     Thesis: “The Pauline Concept of the Nature of Sin”

M.Div., Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary

Michigan State University (guidance and counseling)

University of Michigan (child development)

Th.M. (biblical studies), Princeton Theological Seminary

     Project: “The Teaching of the Bible as Literature in Public Colleges
     and High Schools”

Ph.D. (history and philosophy of education), New York University

     Thesis: “The Biblical Concept of Discipleship as Education for Ministry”

Pacific Lutheran Seminary (reality therapy with William Glasser, M.D.)

University of Minnesota (leadership and management)

National News Editor, Christian Life Magazine

Pastor, Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Pastor, Community Baptist Church, Neptune, New Jersey

Instructor in Bible, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago

Associate Professor of New Testament, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, Washington

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Austin, Minnesota

Military service

Forty-three years, mostly in the reserves but with substantial time on active duty. Retired, 1990

Ten years as enlisted. Instructor in psychology and speech, The Adjutant General’s School, U.S. Army; counterintelligence agent; military police officer.

Final twenty-nine years as an army chaplain. Colonel. Final assignment, Military District of Washington. Numerous awards and decorations.

Wife: Ann (Carmichael) Alcorn. Retired public health nurse

Children: high school teacher, university musicologist, district judge