Dave Bland is professor of homiletics and serves as co-director of the Doctor of Ministry program.
He served for ten years as the pulpit preacher at Eastside Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon and twenty one years as part-time preaching and adult education minister at the Church of Christ at White Station here in Memphis. Serving as one of the section editors for the journal Homiletic keeps his academic game sharp. His combination of preaching experience and training in the academic discipline of homiletics makes him a valuable resource for the novice and experienced preacher alike. He specializes in the Wisdom Literature of the Bible and believes its holistic philosophy and its practical view of life serves as a valuable resource for preachers and for the spiritual life of the church.
Dave enjoys running and enjoys hunting, backpacking, and doing other outdoor activities with his family.