Palmer Chinchen


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Palmer Chinchen is an author, speaker, pastor...and expatriate. His newest books JUSTICE CALLING: Live Love, Show Compassion, Be Changedand BAREFOOT TRIBE challenge Christians everywhere to become people who make change for good. He is convinced we can all do more to stop injustice, end extreme poverty, and show the love of Christ. 

Drawing on his years living and teaching in Africa, Palmer has become a national voice calling for collaboration, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit to change what is not right in this world. The heart of his message is, "Give your life away to change this world and God will change you."

Palmer grew up deep in the Sappo jungle of Liberia, Africa in a bamboo-mat house where the only way in and out was by prop plane. Today he lives in the Phoenix area leading The Grove—a deeply missional church, writing, speaking and working to inspire others to make change. 

Palmer holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Trinity in Deerfield, IL and an MA and BA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University. 

Palmer regularly speaks on college campuses and at national conferences on issues of justice, generosity, becoming social entrepreneurs, and finding sustainable responses to extreme poverty. Most recently he has spoken to audiences of thousands of college students at Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Liberty University, Grand Canyon University and Cornerstone University. He regularly blogs for the Huffington Post and has written for Relevant Magazine, CatalystSpace, and Reject Apathy.



            JUSTICE CALLING: Live Love, Show Compassion, Be Changed - Simon & Schuster    

            BAREFOOT TRIBE: Dare to Live The Extraordinary Life- Simon & Schuster  

            GOD CAN'T SLEEP: Waiting for Daylight on Life's Dark Nights - David C. Cook  

            TRUE RELIGION: Taking Pieces of Heaven to Places of Hell on Earth- David C. Cook