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David Thomas

(B.A., Atlantic Union College; M. Div., Andrews University; D.Min, Andrews University)

David Thomas is Professor of Practical Theology & Apologetics. He has been a member of the faculty at WWU since the summer of 2001. He served as Dean of the School of Theology for seventeen years (2001-2018), He is now focused on full-time teaching and writing. Prior to joining the faculty, Thomas spent some 24 years in pastoral work in New England, and in Washington. His pastoral experience ranges from multiple church districts to large, multi-staff churches. While pastoring in the east, he taught as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Union College for six years. He has served on many administrative committees at conference, union, and institutional levels. He has been a member of the Walla Walla College Board of Trustees.

Thomas, an ordained minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was born on the continent of Africa of British missionary parentage. He emigrated to the United States to attend college. He is a graduate of Atlantic Union College (BA 1975) and Andrews University (MDiv 1978). He received his doctorate in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University in 1999. His dissertation was titled, A New Evangelistic Paradigm: Using Foundational Theology Issues as an Apologetic Instrument for Evangelism in a Secular World.

A frequent speaker in churches and at seminars, Thomas’s interests are primarily in theology, apologetics, and pastoral life and function. He has published a number of articles and papers.

In 1975, Thomas married Loralee Minty, an Elementary Education major from Massachusetts who currently teaches at Rogers Adventist School. They have two sons Matthew and Jonathan who are now gone from home into the adult world where one works as a structural engineer, the other as an auditor.

Office:Administration Building, School of Theology Rm 303
Office Hours:By Appointment
Phone:(509) 527-2194

Classes this Quarter:

RELT 417 - Inspiration & Revelation
RELT 457 - Systematic Theology II
RELP 484 - Church Leadership Seminar I






Last update on September 17, 2018