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David Evans


POSITION: Asst Prof-History and Mission

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SB 228

PHONE: (540) 432-4265


In addition to his teaching role, David serves the seminary community as Director of Cross Cultural Programs.

David has worked in various ministry contexts. While living in Washington, DC, David was the Junior/Senior High Director of an out-of-school time program on Capitol Hill. Later he served as Community Development Resource coordinator with MCC East Coast. Most recently he was co-pastor of Boonton United Methodist Church in New Jersey. In concert with his teaching and scholarship, David practices a local “eco-lutionary” lifestyle that promotes a sustainable future for the diverse people of the Shenandoah Valley Watershed.


Ph.D. Drew University Graduate Division of Religion, Historical Studies
M.Phil. Drew University, Historical Studies
M.T.S. Wesley Theological Seminary, History of Christianity
B.A. Spring Arbor College, Christian Ministries


Scholarly Articles:

“To Rid the Italian Soul of One Dark Blot: Recognising Race in White Christian Religion” Journal of Religious History, 39: 370–385. 2015.

“Regenerating the Italian Race: The Italian Methodist Mission and the Americanization of Italian History.” Methodist History, April 2011, Vol. XLLX No. 3: 132-146.

Book Chapters:

“The Racial Context of Christian Churches in the United States.” _Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil:Stories About the Challenges of Young Pastors _ ed. James Ellis, 2015.

Book Reviews:

“Mark Auslander, The Accidental Slave Owner: Revisiting the Myth of Race and Finding an American Family.” Methodist History, October 2012, 51:1 & 2: 173-75.

“What are You?: A review of Searching for Zion.” The Revealer, 2013,


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Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Session Chair/Commentator, “An Individuals Impact: Ideas, Inventions, Identities” Eastern American Studies Association, Eastern Mennonite University March 23, 2013