Senior Pastor David Flowers
David D. Flowers received a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University (2005) and a MTS in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology (2012), a missional, multi-cultural, and multi-denominational seminary.
David grew up in the Southern Baptist Church (SBC) in East Texas and was in student ministry for 7 years before leaving the SBC as a neo-Anabaptist. He then taught Theology & Ethics, Christian History, and Latin at The Woodlands Christian Academy (North Houston) from 2008 to 2013.
During that time David planted a house church, helped with a new campus start-up, and finished his masters. David reentered full-time vocational ministry at the end of 2013 and pastored a Mennonite church near Virginia Tech. He has over 20 years of ministry experience in and outside the church, pastoring churches in Texas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. David was installed as the Senior Pastor of the Grantham Church on July 3, 2016.
His general interests are in the following areas: New Testament, biblical theology, second temple Judaism, gnosticism, cruciformed hermeneutics, church history, ecclesiology, Anabaptism, and what is known as the “deeper” Christian life. His area of specialty and expertise is in New Testament theology, Christian ethics, the Gospels, and historical Jesus studies.
Pastor David has been happily married to his wife, Lanna, for 21 years, and they have two little boys, Kainan and Judah. When he’s not pastoring or spending time with his family, David enjoys reading, baseball, going to the movies, hiking the trails, all-things Star Wars, talking theology over coffee, and contemplating the mysteries of the universe.
David has currently published articles in Christian Ethics Today, the Wittenburg Door, Searching Together Magazine, Mennonite World Review, Shalom, and Brethren in Christ History & Life. David has also published articles online at ReKnew, Relevant Magazine, ChristianWeek, ChurchLeaders, Missio Alliance, and the blog of the MWR.