For the last thirteen years David has served as Professor of Bible and Communication, Special Assistant to the President at Lipscomb University and Executive Director of the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference whose mission is “To create and nurture an intellectual and Christian community that joins individuals and institutions to stimulate networks of civil discourse and scholarly collaboration.”
The focus of David’s teaching at Lipscomb University, in their undergraduate program and in the Hazelip School of Theology in both the MDiv and DMin programs, has been homiletics (the art of preaching).
One of David’s deep passions is racial healing. Since 2013 he has led eighteen different groups on a “Pilgrimage to Justice,” through key southern cities. These trips are designed to provide participants opportunities to experience the history of slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement, all of which speak clearly into our present national distress.
From 1981 to 1991 he served as the Senior Minister for the Andresen Road Church of Christ in Vancouver, Washington. In the last several years he has worked with local congregations in productive interim works, most recently in California, Florida, Virginia and currently with the Vaughn Park Church of Christ in Montgomery, Alabama.
David’s formal education includes an MDiv from ACU (1981) and the PhD in Communication from the University of Washington (1995).
David and Mae have been married for 44 years and have three beloved sons, Josh, Luke and Nate and six cherished grandchildren.