David Finklea

David Finklea
Assistant Director, Prison Initiative

B.S. in Religion and Apologetics, Liberty University; M.A. in Theological Studies, Liberty University

David was born in Mullins, South Carolina and has lived in various parts of the state before moving to Columbia. He joined CIU’s Prison Initiative Ministry in June 2020.

He also serves as the pastor and Bible teacher for a church in Kingstree, South Carolina. He is the founder of the Christian Association of Evangelism and Apologetics (CAEA), which is designed to encourage biblical literacy and theological discussion through the study of the Bible from a primitive Christian perspective. David is a strong advocate of Bible reading; he always encourages a habitual and effective practice of reading the Bible.

David is happily married to Bettina, and they have been blessed with two wonderful children: David Jeremiah and Brielle Genae.

When David wants to relax, he may be found spending time with his family, reading a book, gathering with friends to discuss a burning theological topic, or playing the keyboard for a local gospel group, Progression. His commitment is to help others recognize the greatness of Jesus and how much their lives can change by knowing Him.