David M. McAlpin

Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation


Dr. David M. McAlpin is Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Midwestern Seminary. Dr. McAlpin comes to Midwestern with over 25 years of experience as a senior pastor, having served churches in Tennessee, Florida, and Missouri. During his long tenure at First Baptist Church of Harvester in St. Charles, MO, he co-founded the Center for Christian Ministry Studies at Lindenwood University and was also the Center’s Executive Director from 2002 to 2006. As a pastor and academician, Dr. McAlpin has been committed to interpreting the Bible with accuracy, and preaching it with passion and clarity. Helping those called into Christian ministry to develop those same gifts is the educational goal of his teaching.

Dr. McAlpin holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Berry College, GA, the Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, with doctoral research concentrating on biblical hermeneutics. He served on Midwestern’s Board of Trustees from 1995 until 2000 and in various capacities on the state denominational level. He and his wife, Nanell, have two sons.


Local Church:

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, MO