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Dr John Fuder

Dr. John Fuder is the director of Justice and Compassion Ministries of re:source global, and the director of city engagement for Park Community Church in Chicago.


Dr. Fuder served in urban ministry for 15 years in California, and was the professor of urban studies at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago for 17 years. He now trains and coaches the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the gospel in their local communities.

Dr. Fuder holds a BRE from Prairie Bible College, an MA in religion from Pepperdine University, and a PhD from Biola University. He’s authored many publications, including Training Students for Urban Ministry, A Heart for the City: Effective Ministries to the Urban Community, and A Heart for the Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry. Dr. Fuder and his wife, Nellie, have three children and a granddaughter, and live on Chicago’s north side.