A Short Biography

David W. McKinley is the Senior Pastor at Central Schwenkfelder Church of Worcester, PA, where he has served since September of 2002. Originally from the Ozarks, Rev. McKinley was raised in the First Christian Church of Nevada, Missouri where he came to faith in Christ and was baptized in 1981. Pastor David attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, graduating with a B.A. in Religious Studies. While there, David met his wife Linda and they were married in 1994.

He received the M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 1996 and a Th.M. in Systematic Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2006. His thesis addressed Caspar Schwenckfeld’s doctrine of Scripture, arguing for its historical context over against 20th century understandings.

In June of 2014, David graduated with the Doctor of Ministry degree from  Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield. His dissertation dealt with the need for adult catechesis (study of foundational theology) in the local church.

Before joining the staff at Central Schwenkfelder Church, David pastored congregations in Missouri and Kansas.

The Schwenkfelder Church is a community of faith birthed from those persecuted in Silesia (Poland) during the 16-18th centuries, whose adherents traveled to Pennsylvania circa 1734.  For more on the Schwenkfelders as an historical movement, see www.schwenkfelder.com.

Central Schwenkfelder is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based congregation.  For more info, see www.cscfamily.org.

David’s ordained standing is with the Conservative Congregational Christian conference.  See: www.ccccusa.com.  He presently serves as the Area Representative of the Eastern PA Regional Fellowship of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.  See: www.easternpa4c.org.

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