Dr. Dave Pettus teaches Old Testament at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School and for a number of years directed the seminary’s online program which grew to be the largest online seminary in America and now numbers over 8,000 seats. He has been in teaching and administration in Christian higher education for nearly 20 years. Before coming to minister at Liberty, he taught Old Testament at The Criswell College in Dallas Texas for almost nine years. In addition to exercising his teaching gift in the training of seminary students, Dr. Pettus has served with Marketplace Ministries, an international ministry providing evangelical chaplains to the corporate world, as a front line chaplain and director of its Central Texas Division. He has also ministered in the local church as a small church pastor, and on church staff. He and his wife Vickie are now ‘empty nesters’ with their youngest a senior at LU and are enjoying their ‘grand parenting years’.
Review of Know Your God: The Doctrine of God in the Pentateuch by Linleigh J. Roberts, Criswell Theological Review (2008)
Review: Review of Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah in NAC, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2000)
Review: Joel: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Faculty Publications and Presentations (1999)
Contributions to Books/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Articles on "Biblical Criticism", "Kabbalah", Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (2008)
Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero by Henry Sienkiewicz, Masterplots II: Christian Literarure (2007)
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture by Francis A. Schaeffer, Masterplots II: Christian Literature (2007)
Theological editor for Exodus, Isaiah, Minor Prophets, 1 & 2 Peter, W. A. Criswell Sermon Legacy (2003)
A Canonical-Critical Study of Selected Traditions in the Book of Joel, PhD dissertation to Baylor University (1992)
The book of Joel presents a myriad of problems to the honest interpreter. For example,...
Ministering to the Agora into the Twenty-First Century (with Dan Truitt), Evangelical Theological Society's Southwest Regional meeting, 1991. (1991)
Some Believing Community Readings of the Book of Joel, Society of Biblical Literature/SW Region (1993)