Dr. David P. King

Assistant Professor of Church History
David King

B.A., Samford University, Summa Cum Laude
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School, Summa Cum Laude
Ph.D., Emory University


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Curriculum Vitae

David P. King
joined the faculty 2012.  He teaches broadly in the area of church history with a specific interest in American religious history and its intersections with the growing field of world Christianity.  His current research focuses on the rise of evangelical relief and development NGOs, religious humanitarianism, as well as the history of religion’s engagement with international affairs.  His work has appeared in Church History and the Review of Faith and International Affairs as well as a number of other publications.  Dr. King is also an ordained minister in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), having served churches in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Texas prior to arriving at MTS.  He continues to work with the CBF as a frequent speaker and teacher in local churches.


  • Introduction to Church History
  • History of Evangelicalism in the Americas
  • Christian Devotional Classics: Spiritual Memoir
  • American Religious History
  • Religion in the American South
  • History of Christianity in Asia