Dr. David Cassady, President

Dr. David Cassady serves as BSK’s second president. BSK’s first president, Dr. Greg Earwood, served until his retirement in 2016. Cassady began serving in May 2017. Cassady also serves as a commissioner for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

“BSK is a wonderful community, boldly working for racial justice and reconciliation, empowering women in ministry, and supporting healthy rural ministry,” said Dr. Cassady, “The spirit of innovation around lifelong theological education at BSK reflects the school’s work in not only serving today’s congregations, but in shaping a new generation of leaders for a changing church.”

Over the last 30 years, Cassady has served churches directly and through organizational leadership in publishing, business, and curriculum development.

Cassady brings entrepreneurial experience as the founder and president of Faithlab, a growing communications and consulting firm that works with a wide range churches and religious nonprofits. As part of Faithlab’s work, Cassady assembled a team that created Faithelement, an innovative online Bible study curriculum now used by hundreds of classes. He can be heard weekly on the Faithelement podcast.

He also serves as the Church Resources Editor and is a member of the book acquisitions team for Nurturing Faith (Good Faith Media). The organization, together with the team at Faithlab, publishes around 15 titles per year.

While finishing his dissertation in 1992, Cassady became the first employee at Smyth & Helwys Publishing. He began working as the Youth Design Editor, then became the Managing Editor, and later the Vice President for the Editorial Division. By the conclusion of his 16 years of work there, he was the Executive Vice President and Publisher.

Cassady earned a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Ouachita Baptist University, studied philosophy at the graduate level at Baylor University, and received an M.Div. C.E. and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in seminary he served as Associate Pastor for Education and Youth at Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

BSK Theological Seminary provides quality theological education where students live and serve. 

Ashley Morris
Assistant to the President
BSK Theological Seminary