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Bethany President & CEO / BGU President
Our 7th President of Bethany, David’s passion is to see young adults on fire for Christ, equipping them to be ministry leaders across the world. He’s also passionate about empowering missionaries to spread the Gospel around the world. David joined the university in 2013 as Vice President and quickly rose through the ranks. He provided leadership to enrollment and student life during a time when BGU received accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Before coming to Bethany, David served as the Executive Vice President of Teen Mania Ministries and was the Director of the Honor Academy from 1995-2012. Dave has a B.S .in Education from Oral Roberts University, an M.A. in Intercultural Leadership, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership.
David lives an active lifestyle, racing in triathlons! When he’s not at work he loves to read and spend time with his energetic family God has brought together in His mercy. His blended family has six children, three in-laws, and six grandchildren.