Dr. Rod Dempsey

Dr. Rod DemspeyProfessor of Educational Ministries

Email Dr. Dempsey: rwdempsey@liberty.edu    
(434) 592-4159


  • D.Min., Liberty B.T. Seminary
  • M.R.E., Liberty B.T. Seminary
  • B.S., Liberty University

Recent Courses

  • LEAD 510: Biblical Foundations of Leadership
  • DSMN 630: Small Group Ministries
  • LEAD 820: Organizational Leader in Churches
  • DSMN 500: Discipleship Ministries
  • LEAD 510: Biblical Foundations for Leadership
  • DSMN 520: Spiritual Formation
  • LEAD 610: Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution
  • CHPL 655: Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship
  • DSMN 810: Discipleship Models and Methods
  • DSMN 820: Historical and Practical Discipleship Models


Dr. Rod Dempsey is a Professor of Educational Ministries at Liberty University's Rawlings School of Divinity as well as an Associate Pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Dr. Dempsey served as a church planter, Christian Education Pastor, Membership Pastor, Small Group Pastor, and Elder prior to coming to Lynchburg in 2003. Dr. Dempsey met his wife, Patti, while attending Liberty University and they have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren. His passion is to multiply multipliers to reach the world for God's glory.



Achieving Your Dreams 
(2006) Thomas Nelson Publishers

Building Churches of Dynamic Faith (co-author)
(2006) Thomas Nelson Publishers

Pocket Guide to Leading a Small Group, 52 ways to help you and your small group grow (co-author)
(2007) Touch Publications

InnovateChurch: 8 Innovative Ways to Lead and Grow the Church (co-author)
(2008) B&H Publishing Group

Disciple Making Is . . .: How to Live the Great Commission with Passion and Confidence (co-author)
(2013) B&H Academic

Leading Healthy Growing Multiplying Small Groups (co-author)
(2016) Liberty University Press

Available on smallgroups.com