Tenure at King's: 2014 to Present
University of Texas System
Texas Christian University
Dr. David Dockery currently serves as the president of Trinity International University, following over 18 years of leadership at Union University in Jackson, TN. Prior to coming to TIU and Union, Dr. Dockery served as the Chief Academic Officer at the Southern Baptist Seminary, as well as a Professor of Theology and the New Testament. Dr. Dockery holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas System, master’s degrees from Texas Christian University, Southwestern Seminary, and Grace Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A prominent Christian leader, Dockery has served on numerous boards and committees, both local and global (including Christianity Today International, the Board of Directors for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the Board for Prison Fellowship Ministries, where he continues to serve as the chair of the theology committee). Dockery is also a noteworthy and prolific lecturer, having delivered speeches at the Wheaton Theology Conference, the McCall Lectures at Southern Seminary, conferences at Baylor and Samford, and dozens of other institutions.
Dockery is the author or editor of 35 books (including Renewing Minds and Biblical Interpretation Then and Now), the contributor to over 50 other works, and the author of more than 100 articles and reviews, which have been published in various publications. Dr. Dockery holds numerous awards for his involvement and service, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the West Tennessee Red Cross and the Holman Christian Standard Award from Lifeway Christian Resources among many others. Dr. Dockery and his wife Lanese have been married for 38 years and have three married sons and six grandchildren.