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Department Chair. Dr. David Randall Dively is an experienced pastor and has been a visiting professor in various countries, including the Ukraine, Latvia and Zambia. As a professor at ETS, Dr. Dively has distinguished himself not only as a professor of outstanding abilities, but also as an administrator of merit, chairing the Department of Practical Theology and directing the MDiv program of our institution. His most recent class, teaching on that most Christian art of church mediation and peacemaking, has earned him the highest tribute from his students and the ‘Professor of the Year’ Award at Edinburg Theological Seminary.

An exceptional pastor-scholar with studies at top schools in Pennsylvania, including Grove City College, Reformed Presbyterian Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary, Professor Dively completed his studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, MS, and Covenant Theological Seminary, MO, where he received his doctorate while active in many pastoral and ecclesiastical endeavors, including those of community Chaplain, Recording, Stated Clerk and Chair of regional and national committees for his denomination (P.C.A.). Dr. Dively has also been an Organizing and Senior pastor of churches in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan, and is currently ministering in a dynamic church in Louisville, Kentucky.