Welcome to Earl Palmer Ministries

Earl Palmer Ministries is based on I Thessalonians 5:11, to encourage and build up one another. These words from the Apostle Paul inspire this ministry of teaching, writing and mentoring.

About Earl 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. He has 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.



Featured Resource: The Joy of Expositional Preaching Seminar II

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Worship the Lord


Worship is the response of ordinary people to the Grace of God and his faithfulness for all generations. This response can take place in the privacy of your own life and also in fellowship with others.
Hear Earl offer an expositional study of Psalm 100 on this theme at Word and Worship as well as two additional studies of Psalm 119 and Psalm 23.

Listen to Earl Palmer and hear his approach to unfolding a biblical text and experience the surround of music.


 Written Works


Earl has written hundreds of articles and newsletters in his years of ministry. We have digitized many of them and offer them on this site for you. Explore our vast library of written articles and sermons by Dr. Earl Palmer.


Audio Sermons



Listen to Earl’s recorded sermons from University Presbyterian Church, National Presbyterian Church, and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, as well as past seminars, events, lectures, and sermon series.


 Video Content


Explore the video page to watch events like the Seminar on Expositional Preaching, C.S. Lewis in a Time of War, and many others.


Ongoing Local Events

Word & Worship

Word & Worship

the Kindlings Muse

The Kindlings Muse


Theological Dialogue

Featured Upcoming Events

Word and Worship


Mark your calendars, the Spring 2017 Word and Worship schedule has been released!

Located at the Florence Henry Memorial Chapel at the Highlands in Shoreline, Washington, this hour together includes music led by a talented group of musicians and a bible study led by Earl Palmer. Upcoming dates are March 22nd, April 26th and May 24th, 2018 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  No registration required.

March 22nd — Paul’s Discovery at the Beginning: A Study on Acts 22

April 26th — The People who Loved Paul: A Study on Acts 9, 14, and 28.

May 24th — The People Paul Loved Across the Boundaries That Separate: A Study on Acts 26


Word & Worship

A Morning with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien


On January 13th, Earl will lead a morning seminar where he will trace the life stories of these two Oxford friends, their faith as followers of Jesus Christ, and their brilliance as writers.

Lewis and Tolkien were both foot soldier officers in the Battle of the Somme Valley in World War I. From the 1920s onward they wrote and taught at Oxford University for more than 40 years. Their greatest stories were written during and shortly after World War II.

Earl plans to talk about these men, who wrote stories of hope, grace, and joy during times of war and to discuss the relevance for our generation of what they said and what they did, how they comported themselves during this stressful time.

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Earl Palmer Ministries Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2017-2018


Click here to read the latest newsletter from Earl Palmer Ministries, featuring a message from Earl and upcoming events.