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 three books, Tertullian the African (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2007), The Doctrine of the Church (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2010), and The Gospel According to Heresy (Grand Rapids: Baker Press, [in press] 2014). Along with Prof. Todd D. Still, he is co-editing a five volume series on the reception of Paul in the early church (Edingburh: T&T Clark, 2013-), and he is co-chairing the consultation on Contextualizing North African Christianity for the Society of Biblical Literature. His current research focuses on North African Christianity in late antiquity, which will result in a book for Routledge press entitled, Ancient African Christianity (under contract, 2016). He and his family are actively involved at University Baptist Church in Waco, and he frequently preaches and speaks at other churches. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, anything involving the outdoors, and trying to play the blues on his guitar autographed by Waylon Jennings.