Professor of Congregational Ministry, Johnson University
David was raised in parsonages in Tennessee, Illinois, and Ohio. He graduated from Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University) in 1973, received his Master of Ministry degree in 1985, and received his Master of Arts in Leadership in 2005.
David served in located ministries for 24 years as youth minister and senior minister. In 1997, after 20 years of leadership with the wonderful congregation in Converse, Indiana, David moved to Knoxville (TN) to become the Campus Minister and a professor in the School of Congregational Ministry at Johnson University. He also travels quite a bit speaking at conventions/conferences, presenting “Grandparenting Matters!” seminars, leading couple’s retreats, and conducting leadership seminars.
David is ridiculously in love with Cathy, his wife of 47 years. Now that their two daughters have “flown the coop”, this cozy couple rejoices in the blessing of being intentional Christian grandparents to three granddaughters and two grandsons.
His top priority is to “love God and enjoy Him forever”. His theme verse is Col. 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
David also does stand-up comedy as “Clyde Dorkman”. “Clyde” can accompany David for free! Here’s a clip >
* Seminar: “Grandparenting Matters!” – Legacy Coalition (Full-day 6-session seminar for current and potential grandparents.
* Preaching: “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It!” (Appropriate for pulpit supply – exciting potential for being a witness and/or a grandparent leaving a legacy.)
* Preaching: “Ancient Faith – Modern Family” (Appropriate for pulpit supply – Biblical insights for families striving to stay joyfully faithful in an increasingly hostile environment.)
Tyson-McGhee airport – Knoxville, TN
Nashville Intl. airport
Seymour Hts. Christian Church, Seymour, TN
Independent/non-denominational Christian Churches
Preaching topic (appropriate for pulpit supply),
Teaching topic (appropriate for adult classes, small groups, conference breakouts, etc.,
Seminar (more than a one-session engagement; our Grandparenting Matters Seminar, for example)