Dr. David Wilhite is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He has served on the pastoral staff of two churches in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as supply preaching and interim pastoring. After living and studying in Scotland, he taught for two years at Seattle Pacific University. He came to Truett in the Fall of 2007, where he teaches Introduction to Christian History, Christian Texts and Traditions 1: Early Church, as well as other theology electives. He has written two books, Tertullian the African: An Anthropological Reading of Tertullian's Context and Identities (De Gruyter, 2007), and The Doctrine of the Church: A Guide for the Perplexed with Matt R. Jenson (forthcoming with T&T Clark, 2010). Additionally, he has published several essays and articles, and he has been contracted to co-edit (with Todd Still) a five volume series for T&T Clark on the reception of Paul in early Christianity. Outside of his academic work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children (7 and 5), being outdoors, and trying to learn the "fiddle."