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


The Rev. David Stark is a Th.D. candidate at Duke University in homiletics and Old Testament and an ordained Elder in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has served as pastor of rural and urban congregations, as visiting instructor of homiletics at Universität Leipzig, and as Teaching Fellow for the Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 

Stark’s research interests include the hymnic preaching of Charles Wesley, preaching as resistance, and Old Testament hermeneutics. 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. He is under contract as a contributor for a forthcoming book entitled, The Old Testament for Preachers, and currently serves as the English language editor for the International Journal of Homiletics.