David F. Smith, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

staff, smith, david-9020 My name is David Smith. My wife calls me David, everyone else calls me "Dave." I’m the VP for Academic Affairs here at Kingswood University and a professor of Biblical Studies. For the last 30 years, I have been married to the most wonderful woman I know, Angie. She is a home-maker and a discipler of young women here on the Kingswood University campus. We have two children, Joshua (married to Laura) and Hannah (married to Brian), and a golden retriever named Chloe. I am passionate about the Gospels and Paul's letters...but also have done extensive study and teaching in the Hebrew Bible. My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world, working most often in sub-Sahara Africa. I also blog when time permits.


2003 - Ph.D., (New Testament Interpretation), University of Durham, Durham, England
1996 - M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
1989 - M.A., Biblical Literature, (Old Testament), Asbury Theological Seminary
1987 - B.A., Bible, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY
1985 - Bible & Theology Classes, Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH (1985)
1977 - Associates Degree; Business Data Processing, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio

Courses Taught

  • Gospels
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Greek Grammar
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Supervised Ministry Experience

I've also taught at Indiana Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary and Wesley Biblical Seminary.

Contact Information
Phone: 506.432.4406
Fax: 506.432.4425
Email: smithd@kingswood.edu
Office Location: 63 Summit Avenue

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Dr. Smith's Posts

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    Is It God’s Will that I Move?

    Over the past several months, several pastoral friends have prayerfully asked this question, “Do you sense the ministry move from ‘here to there’ would be a faithful transition?” This is always a deep trust question that I prayerfully attempt to honor. But this faith adventure with Jesus also has imbedded within it presuppositions that should...
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    How Many Missionary Journeys for Paul

    On Tuesday in Acts/Romans class…we will discuss the possibility that Luke may only be telling us about Two Journeys NOT three for Paul in the Book of Acts. Each one is introduced by a Spirit-led commission (13:1-3 & 16:6-10) and the journey is closed by a Church evaluation of the ministry success (15:1-16:5 & 21:15-36)....
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    Festival on Preaching

    On April 1-2, Kingswood University will have a Festival on Preaching, featuring Rev. Dr. Steve DeNeff, Lead Pastor of College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana, and Dr. Lenny Luchetti, Professor at Wesley Seminary in Marion as well. Workshops throughout the day will give pastors helps for sharpening their skills in preaching the Word. The Festival...
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    Acts 2 – Then and NOW!

    In Acts class today, we discussed Pentecost, its impact on the Church, and its implications for today. Wow, what a great passage and what a rich heritage we have. ...
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    Acts – From 20,000 feet

    As we study the book of Acts; its vital to begin with the 20,000 foot view of the book; examining the book as a whole before we look at smaller sections....