David Wheeler                                        

David WheelerProfessor of Evangelism and Student Ministry 

E-mail: dwheeler2@liberty.edu


  • Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • M.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • B.S. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

Church and Denominational Experience

  • Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministries: NAMB Field Missionary; and Director of Center for Ministry Training, Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, July 2006-Present.
  • Evangelism Resource Group Leader, State Convention of Baptist in Ohio, 2001-2006.   
  • Nehemiah Project Director, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Planting,  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999-2001.
  • Director of Evangelism and Prayer, State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, 1993-99.
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Princeton, Texas, 1989-1992.
  • Pastor, Corinth Baptist Church, Ravenna, Texas, 1986-89
  • Interim Pastor, Irving College Baptist Church, McMinnville, Tennessee, 1983-84. 
  • Additional Speaking/Teaching Engagements, 1982-present 

Assorted Ministries 

  • Founding Member and Executive Board Participant of Indiana Sports Outreach. Responsible for track evangelistic outreach in conjunction with the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race 1994-96
  • North American Mission Board Evangelism/Prayer Task Force, Assisted with the development of Here’s Hope Tract, Winter, 1992-93, and new prayer ministry materials entitled Praying Your Friends to Christ, Spring, 1998.
  • Prayer to Share Promotional Guide, 1993, and Prayer to Share Companion Manual, 1993, written in conjunction with "Here's Hope: Share Jesus Now." Encourages the creation of evangelistic prayer ministries for local congregations.  Similar materials were released for 1998-2000 in conjunction with Celebrate Jesus 2000 entitled Prayer for Unleashing God’s Power.  

Honors & Awards

  • Opal Cox Academic/Missions Scholarship: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1986-87.
  • Fred Swank Award in Evangelism: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1988.
  • Professor of the Year: Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary 2006-2007 & 2008-2009. 


  • Contributed to Family to Family, NAMB 1999
  • Contributed to Congratulations, you’re gonna be a dad, Kregel, 2002
  • Contributing author (Two Chapters) for Jonathan Falwell, ed., Innovate Church, B&H 2008
  • Co-Authored Ministering to Others, Lifeway Books, 2009
  • Co- Editor, Preacher Sourcebook, Thomas Nelson, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Co-Authored, Servanthood Evangelism Manual, First and Second Editions, NAMB, 1998, 2004
  • Authored, Servanthood Evangelism Manual, Third Edition, NAMB, 2009
  • Co-Authored, Give Love Away, Disciple Now Youth Material, 2008
  • Contributed significantly to His Heart, Our Hands, NAMB/Lifeway, 2000
  • Co-Authored book with Dave Earley, Evangelism Is . . ., B&H, 2010
  • Contributed article, Incarnational Apologetics, to the Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, 2007
  • Contributed to Update of Introduction to Evangelism by Alvin Reid, 2009
  • Assisted in rewriting Block Party Manual, NAMB 2009-2010
  • Co-Editor with Kent Spann, Nelson’s Church Leaders Manual for Congregational Care, Thomas Nelson 2010
  • Contributed Chapter on “Servant Evangelism as a Bridge to the Gospel,” in Mobilizing a Great Commission Church for Harvest, WIPF and STOCK 2011
  • Co-Authored with Vernon Whaley, Great Commission to Worship, B&H 2011
  • Co-Authored with Vernon Whaley, Worship and Witness Workbook, B&H 2012
  • Contributed to the Story Bible, did outlines for Joshua, John, I Thessalonians, & I Peter, Crossway 2013
  • Contributed Chapter on “Understanding Great Commission Ministry,” in A Passion for the Great Commission – Essays in Honor of  Alvin L Reid, Crossbooks 2013
  • Co-Authored with Alvin Reid,  Servant Evangelism . . . Showing and Sharing the Good News, Amazon 2013
  • Currently working on an 2nd Edition of Evangelism Is, B&H
  • Currently working on Great Commission Family, with Jerry Pipes
  • Have contributed to numerous other publications 

Articles & Scholarly Presentations:

  • Presented Seminar on Servant Evangelism, American Society of Church Growth, Biola University, CA  2009
  • WOW . . .What an Example, Liberty Journal, 2009
  • Sports Evangelism, OnMission, 2008
  • Memories of a Father’s Outreach Legacy . . . Making the Most of Common Moments, SBCLife & OnMission, 2007.
  • The Anatomy of a Gas Buy-Down, SBCLife & OnMission, 2007
  • Halloween or Hallow Him, SBCLife, 2006, OnMission, 2009 
  • Live to Give . . . .Outreach Ideas for the Holidays, SBCLife, 2006
  • Putting a Face on Abortion, SBCLife, 2006
  • Back to School . . . Back to Fishing, SBCLife, 2005