B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Seminary
David Olshine's heart is to evangelize and disciple the youth culture. Raised in a Jewish family, David's world was rocked by his parents' divorce. During a time of turbulence in his teen years involving drugs and rebellion, David came to know Jesus as his Messiah at the age of 18. Ever since, David's desire has been to help seekers find Christ and train youth and youth workers to reach the next generation. A family man, David has two children, Rachel and Andrew, and married "out of his league" by finding and keeping Rhonda. As director of the Youth Ministry program, David gets very excited about teaching, mentoring and speaking to youth. He has authored or coauthored over 18 books. An avid sports fan, David loves to play basketball and tennis and to jog. He is constantly on the hunt for the best Buffalo wings, artichoke/spinach dip, and clam chowder as he travels the United States.
B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Seminary; associate pastor - youth ministries, Groesbeck United Methodist Church, 1980-84; senior pastor, Central Avenue United Methodist Church, Athens, Ohio, 1984-90; minister of youth, First United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Okla., 1990-93.
Youth worker adult volunteer training on leading small groups
Seminars for parents of teens and pre-teens:
Available to speak in churches on Sunday mornings and evenings (evening topics include Old Testament characters)