David Utter | Professor of World Missions
David Utter grew up in rural communities in the northeastern US. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, where he met his wife, Donna, a native of St. Louis. After completing his undergraduate degree in Bible with a Greek minor, he was a graduate assistant teaching Elementary Greek for four years while earning his M.A. and M.Div. He and a friend made a summer ministry trip to the Marshalls in 1981 and felt the Lord leading them to return and plant churches there. David and Donna attended a summer linguistics program prior to moving to the Marshall Islands in the fall of 1988. Together with their co-workers, they planted Laura Baptist Church and engaged in a number of ministries including establishing a youth camp and producing literature in Marshallese. In 1999 David earned his D.Min. from Bob Jones University. For a number of years David taught Cross-Cultural Evangelism as an adjunct professor at BJU. He also taught and spoke in Guam, Singapore, Kenya, and other places. After 30 years in the Marshall Islands, David and Donna returned to the US and now reside in St. Louis, where David works from home as a professional contract interpreter for Marshallese in the US.
B.A., Bob Jones University, 1982
M.A. Bob Jones University, 1984
M.Div., Bob Jones University, 1986
D.Min., Bob Jones University, 1999
Joined the Faculty in 2022