David L. Sebastian

Dr. David L. Sebastian

Address1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN

Dean of the School of Theology, Anderson University School of Theology

David L. Sebastian is the Dean of Anderson University School of Theology. He is the seventh person to hold this position in this educational institution of the Church of God. He assumed this position on July 1, 1995. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Pastor of the Salem Church of God in Clayton, Ohio.

Before his call to Salem Church of God, Dr. Sebastian served as Senior Pastor of North Hills Church of God in Phoenix, Arizona, and before that time was Associate Pastor of the Glendale Church of God in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also served as adjunct faculty at Anderson University.

An ordained minister of the Church of God, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Anderson University, member of the National Board of Christian Education, the Warner Southern College Board of Trustees, and the Church of God Retirement Communities Board of Trustees. Currently he serves as a resident Elder at the Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana.

Dr. Sebastian has preached at State and International Camp meetings, revivals, minister’s conferences, preaching clinics, college religious emphasis weeks, and for other special assignments. He has authored several articles, which have appeared in various religious publications.

Reverend Sebastian graduated from Middletown High School, Warner Southern College, Anderson School of Theology, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He took his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Theology with a concentration in evangelism and church growth. His dissertation was titled, “Pastoral Leadership of the Church in a Transitional Community Based upon Church Growth Principles.” While completing his Master’s Degree at Anderson School of Theology, he was the recipient of the Schemmer Fellowship in Christian Education.

Dr. Sebastian is married to the former Deborah Miller. Debbie is presently employed at Anderson University. She is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (B.S., 1970) and Indiana University (M.S., 1979) and taught in secondary education for several years. David and Debbie have two daughters -Julie and Amy both graduates of Anderson University. Debbie and David enjoy reading, traveling, and exercising. David is an enthusiastic Harley-Davidson owner.

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