About Earl Palmer Ministries

A foundational principle of Earl’s ministry of many years is the premise that our relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the center point of all that we seek to be and do.

About Rev. Earl F. Palmer

Rev. Earl Palmer has served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Union Church in Manila, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He has a commitment to expositional preaching of biblical texts, as well as a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with particular focus on such authors as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth.  He is one of the most gifted teachers of the Bible, with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. EPM exists so that this teacher can keep sharing his gift with the world.

A Light to Generations

The video below is a project of the Chairman of the Earl Palmer Ministries Board, and shows the impact of Earl's Ministry. 


The idea for Earl Palmer Ministries was borne from the example of John Stott Ministries, founded in order for the late John Stott to continue doing ministry after he retired from the pulpit. Like John Stott, Earl gets the benefit of a Study Assistant – a yearlong appointment in which a recent college graduate spends a year assisting Rev. Palmer in his writing, teaching, and travel.

Through the years we have partnered with award winning broadcaster and author Dick Staub for the Kindlings Muse. This event is a lecture and round table discussion exploring important ideas at the intersection of faith and culture. Another event of ours, Theological Dialogue, is a reading group of pastors and lay people that Rev. Palmer leads throughout the year as we journey through and grapple with the passages of an important theological work. Please visit the events tab for more information.

Aside from these, Rev. Palmer has frequently spoken at organizations, universities, and churches around the Seattle area and various other locations. To see a complete list of upcoming events, please view our calendar. To listen to Rev. Palmer’s sermons and lectures over the years please visit our media tab.



Earl Palmer Ministries’ mission statement comes from 1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

These words from the Apostle Paul inspire our ministry of teaching, writing and mentoring.

First, we seek to mentor young theologians through our internship program and  theological dialogues. Live podcasts through the Kindlings Muse have been held and offer regular teaching and conversation for all ages to consider major Christian themes. Word and Worship provides a setting for expositional teaching of the Bible and inspirational music.

Earl Palmer Ministries wider ministry focuses primarily on encouraging pastors and presenting the
case for expositional worship.