Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry
Director for The Center for Ministry Training
Dr. David Wheeler joined the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary/LU Faculty in 2006 after spending five years as the Evangelism Resource Group Leader for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. Previous to that he was an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as serving as the Evangelism and Prayer Director for seven years for the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. In addition, he has been the Senior Pastor of three growing churches in Tennessee and Texas.
He serves in a dual role at Liberty University/Seminary. He is not only a Professor of Evangelism, but he also represents the North American Mission Board as a field missionary on campus. In addition, he serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Ministry Training.
Dr. Wheeler is known widely for his writings in the area of Servanthood Evangelism, where he often participates in conferences as well as consulting for local congregations. He also has a special interest in sports-based ministries and event evangelism including evangelistic block parties, creative outreach ministries, etc.
As far as resources, he has contributed articles on creative approaches to evangelism in both SBCLife and OnMission magazines. And aside from the Servanthood Evangelism Manual, among other projects, he has contributed to the Ministry Evangelism Toolkit, the Total Church Life Workbook, Prayer to Share Material, Family to Family, Evangelism Planner, The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (2007), and Innovate Church (B & H, 2008). He also co-authored Minister to Others (Lifeway, 2009); Evangelism Is . . . (B & H, 2010); and Great Commission to Worship (B & H, 2011). In addition, he co-edited the Preacher Sourcebook (Thomas Nelson, 2010, 2011, 2012) and the Congregational Care Manual (Thomas Nelson, 2010).
Dr. Wheeler graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a BS in Education (1983); and a Masters of Divinity and PHD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987 & 1994). He is married to his High School Sweetheart, Debbi and has two daughters, Dana and Kara, who are both graduates and employees of Liberty University.