Campus Pastor

PlakeJohn Farquhar Plake
Campus Pastor & Director of Spiritual Life

As Evangel’s campus pastor, John Plake gives oversight to the entire Chapel program at Evangel. He speaks regularly in Chapel, coordinates guest speakers, and serves on the Chapel Planning Committee. Pastor Plake is also responsible for the strategic direction of Evangel’s Chapel program.

As director of spiritual life, Pastor Plake leads the efforts of EU’s CROSSwalk student discipleship corps. This group of student leaders — nearly 90 of them campus-wide — leads weekly devotions on campus and supports its peers in the residence halls and commuter community as we pursue God together.

As assistant professor of Intercultural Studies, Pastor Plake serves part-time in the Theology Department, helping students from every academic discipline discover how they can live and serve God with purpose. As he puts it, “I hope every Evangel student and alumnus will live as a ‘world Christian,’ leveraging their gifts and abilities for God’s Kingdom.”

Pastor Plake has been at Evangel since the fall of 2007 and is an ordained minister with the Southern Missouri District Council of the Assemblies of God. He has his M.A. in Missions & Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College and a B.S. in Pastoral Studies from North Central Bible College (now University).

Spiritual Life


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