David Penley

Associate Professor of Counseling and Hope for the Heart Chair of Biblical Counseling


  • B.S. in Psychology, Dallas Baptist University, 1980
  • M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984
  • M.A.C.S.S., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999

Ministry Experience

  • Associate Pastor of Missions/Evangelism, Lamar Baptist Church, Arlington, TX, 2005-present
  • Community Minister, College Ave. Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1995-98
  • Executive Director, Good Samaritan Ministries, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1995-98
  • Pastor, Grace Christian Fellowship, Moorestown, N.J., 1992-95
  • Pastor, Richmond Ave. Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990-92
  • Pastor, Dallas Baptist Church, Dallas, Penn., 1984-90

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998
  • Teaching Fellow, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997-98
  • Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University, 1996-98
  • Instructor, Seminary Extension, Penn.; N.J., 1988-90; 94-95


  • Cross-Cultural Leadership by Louis M. Ao and David R. Penley
  • Counseling By the Book by John Babler, David Penley, and Mike Bizzell


  • Professional Memberships: Evangelical Theological Society; Christian Community Development Association
  • Spouse: Sabra
  • Children: Elyse, Philip

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas