Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 2012

David M. Gustafson, PhD

Chair of the Mission and Evangelism Department
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Ministry


BB, Western Illinois University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Linköping University


Dr. Gustafson served twenty-five years in ministry, first as campus director with Campus Crusade for Christ at Fresno State University in California, and then as pastor in two Evangelical Free churches in the Great Lakes District. He has taught courses in Christianity and church history at Augustana College, North Park Theological Seminary, and the University of Houston, as well as courses in practical ministries at Houston Graduate School of Theology.

Dr. Gustafson’s areas of expertise include evangelism, EFCA history, and missional praxis. Dr. Gustafson is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America and a member of the EFCA Ministerial Association and Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. He serves on the Advisory Board of the journal Pietisten.

He and his wife, Sharon, have four children, and he enjoys cycling, backpacking, and cooking stir-fry.

Selected Publications

  •  D. L. Moody and Swedes: Shaping Evangelical Identity among Swedish Mission Friends, 1867-1899 (dissertation)
  •  Articles in Trinity Journal, Covenant Quarterly, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Strategies for Today’s Leader, and Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in TheologicalEducation 
  •  “Swedish Pietism and American Revivalism: Kindred Spirits in the Evangelical Free Tradition,” in The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Pickwick / Wipf and Stock)


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