John David Massey

Associate Professor of Missions


  • Ph.D. (Systematic Theology with Minor in New Testament), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 2000
    • Dissertation: "Solidarity in Sin: An Analysis of the Corporate Conceptions of Sin in the Theologies of Augustus Hopkins Strong and Walter Rauschenbusch."
  • M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994
  • B.A. (Political Science), Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1988

Teaching/Ministry Experience:

  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012
    • Associate Professor of Missions
  • International Mission Board, 2001-2011 
    • Career Missionary
  • Singapore Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003-Present 
    • Lecturer in Theological and Historical Studies
    • Under Appointment by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 2001-Present
  • Union University, November 2010-2011
    • Adjunct Faculty
  • International Chinese Theological Seminary, 2010-2011 
    • Interim Faculty Director
    • Chairman of Theology and Church History Department
  • International Chinese Theological Seminary, Singapore, International Mission Board Team Strategy Leader for Southern Malaysia and Singapore, July 2009  
    • Member of the Board of Directors 
  • Malaysia Baptist Theology Seminary, Penang, 2009-2011 
    • Ph.D. Theology Program Chair 
  • Singapore Bible College CCTE, 2009-2011 
    • Guest Lecturer,  Doctrine of Christ (2009); Doctrine of Man (2010); Doctrine of Sin and Salvation (2010); Master of Theology Seminary on Theological Method (2010); Theology and Practice of Worship (2011) 
  • Trinity Theological College, Singapore, 2008, 2009
    • Guest Lecturer for Two Three-Hour Sessions, Baptists in America 
  • Singapore Bible College, January-May 2007
    • Guest Lecturer, History of Christianity I 
  • Zerapheth Bible Institute, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2006, 2007
    • Guest Lecturer, Doctrine of Salvation and Pauline Theology 
  • Pastor’s Refresher Course, Camp Mubarek, Murree, Pakistan, September 2006 & 2007
    • Guest Teacher/Preacher
    • Taught Paul's Letter to the Philippians and 1 Timothy 
  • Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary, School of Trans–cultural Missions, July 2006
    • Visiting Lecturer, Doctrine of Salvation 
  • Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Fall 2005
    • Adjunct Instructor, History of Christianity 
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998-2000
    • Teaching Fellow, Systematic Theology I & II 
  • Bethel Church, Brunei, 2006, 2007, 2009
    • Guest Preacher
    • Seminar Teacher 
  • World Missions Conference, Bartlett Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, 2005
    • Guest Speaker 
  • Churches of the Singapore Baptist Convention, 2004-Present
    • Preacher 
  • International Mission Board, 2003-2005
    • Team Leader, Singapore Mission Mobilization Team 
  • Home Mission Board, SBC, 1997-2005 (currently inactive) 
    • Chaplain
    • Captain
    • USAF Reserves
  • Mission Church of Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 2000
    • Interim Pastor 
  • Wright Track Ministries, 1996-2001
    • Sunday School Lesson Helps Writer 
  • Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, TX, 1996
    • Interim Pastor 
  • Williams Creek Baptist Church, Mart, TX, 1996
    • Winter Bible Study 
  • Westland Heights Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 1995
    • Interim Pastor 
  • Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, 1994
    • Church Growth Department Ministry Intern 
  • First Baptist Church, Munford, TN, 1992-1994
    • Pastor 

International Experience:

  • Turkey, Living with family while father served in United States Air Force, 1975-77
  • Malaysia, International Mission Board, SBC, Mandarin Language School, 2002
  • China, International Mission Board, SBC, Mandarin Language School, 2003
  • Singapore, Lecturing at the Baptist Theological Seminary and Singapore Bible College, 2003-Present
  • Brunei, Teaching at Bethel Church, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Pakistan, Teach at Pastor’s Refresher Course, 2006-07 and Lecture at the Zerapheth Bible Institute, 2007


  • Solidarity in Sin: An Analysis of the Corporate Conceptions of Sin in the Theologies of Augustus Hopkins Strong and Walter Rauschenbusch, Ph.D. Dissertation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, December 2000.
  • The Anatomy of Church Growth. In the Baptist Pulse, BTS Occasional Papers no. 1, November 2006.
  • "How to Speak to a Non-Christian about Jesus." Holman Student Bible.
  • "Wrinkling Time in the Missionary Task: A Theological Review of Church Planting Movements Missiology."Southwestern Journal of Theology. December 2012.
  • "The Missionary Mandate of God's Nature." In Introduction to Missiology. Second edition. Broadman and Holman. Forthcoming.


  • Spouse: Vanessa Ray Massey
  • Licensed to the ministry by First Baptist Church, Louin, MS, 1991
  • Ordained to the ministry by Calvary Baptist Church, Horn Lake, MS, 1992
  • Currently members of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
  • Currently attending Calvary Baptist Church, Singapore
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