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Dr. David Currie

  • Professor of Practical Theology, Dean of the Doctor of Ministry and the Ockenga Institute

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Haverford College)
  • M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (University of St. Andrews)


Worship, Discipleship, Spiritual Formation, Pastoral Ministry

Professional Interests:

Pastoral Theology in Practice; Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders; Formational Worship; Outreach and Discipleship; Church Planting


Dr. Currie began teaching church history at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME), the Boston campus of Gordon-Conwell, in 1998 and joined the faculty full-time as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program in 2005. To all of his work, at each of Gordon-Conwell’s campuses and elsewhere, Dr. Currie has brought a passion to nurture thinking Christian leaders. This passion has grown out of over three decades of ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA), including 15 years as the organizing pastor of a new church development.

Dr. Currie has nurtured Christian leaders through a variety of ministry roles. These roles have ranged from discipling college students and faculty as a staff member and instructor for the Coalition for Christian Outreach to serving as a pastor of several churches in the U.S. and abroad. He also served as the Chair of the New Church Development Committee of the Philadelphia Presbytery and on Presbytery Council.

In addition, Dr. Currie has been involved in cultural and ministry activities relating to China. He co-founded the Chinese for Christ Bible Institute (CCBI) and chaired its board along with the American International Cultural Exchange Institute (AICEI), which organizes cultural exchanges, scholarships and other programs to foster cultural education between the United States and China.

Dr. Currie’s research interests include the history of evangelicalism, particularly in Scotland, South Africa and China; pastoral theology; worship; preaching; spiritual formation, particularly for clergy; mentoring; and discipleship.

Dr. Currie’s personal interests include Steeler football; running; theater; hunting, particularly with a bow and arrow; cooking; fly fishing; golf; hiking; canoeing; and Scottish games. He also remains connected to his Scottish roots as chaplain for the Clan Currie Society.