Faculty & Staff

David L. Bahnsen

Trustee

David Bahnsen
  • Tenure at King's: October 2017 to present

David L. Bahnsen, CFP®, CIMA® is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a bi-coastal private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New York City, managing over $1.1 billion in client assets. David has been named as one of Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Advisors, as well as Forbes Top 250 Advisors and Financial Times Top 300 Advisors in America.  He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review and World magazine.

David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute, The King’s College in New York City, and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. He is the Senior Fellow of Economics for the Center for Cultural Leadership, and a long-time faculty member for both the Acton Institute and the Blackstone Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

David is passionate about the integration of faith and economics, and has lectured and written for years about a theology of wealth and the marketplace. He responds to the term, “Kuyperian,” is deeply appreciative of Tim Keller and Father Robert Sirico, and has read more systematic theology than any human should ever read. His late father, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, was a renowned Christian apologist, and was David’s personal hero and mentor.

He is the author of the forthcoming book, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (Post Hill Press).

His ultimate passions are his lovely wife of 16+ years, Joleen, their gorgeous and brilliant children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together in Newport Beach, California.