B.A. Anderson University, M.Div. Duke University, M.A. Boston College, Th.D. Candidate, Duke University


David Stark is the assistant professor of homiletics at the School of Theology, University of the South. An ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, he served both rural and urban congregations. He taught as a visiting scholar at Universitaet Leipzig, Germany and as a teaching fellow for the Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the English language editor for the International Journal of Homiletics.

Stark's research interests include preaching as resistance, Old Testament hermeneutics, and the impact of place and monuments on preaching. His dissertation examines the role power has played in Old Testament interpretation and explores alternative approaches from aspects of African American preaching and Jewish-Christian dialogue.