Dr. David Rightmire teaches at Asbury University, where he has served as Professor of Bible and Theology since 1985, teaching a variety of courses in New Testament, Christian Theology, and Church History. His academic preparation includes a B.A. in history from Bloomfield College, a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in theological studies from Marquette University.
Dr. Rightmire is the author of three books, two of which have been revised and expanded in second editions: The Sacramental Journey of The Salvation Army: A Study of Holiness Foundations (Crest, 2016); Sanctified Sanity: The Life and Teaching of Samuel Logan Brengle (Francis Asbury Press, 2014); and Salvationist Samurai: Gunpei Yamamuro and the Rise of the Salvation Army in Japan (Scarecrow, 1997). He has also written numerous articles and book reviews for professional journals and denominational publications, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics of Salvation Army history and theology.
Dr. Rightmire serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Salvation Army Student Fellowship at Asbury University.
He and his wife, Dawn (a nurse at Asbury’s Student Health Services), soldier at the Lexington (KY) Corps, where Dave also teaches the ‘College and Beyond’ Bible class. They have one daughter, Katherine, and two granddaughters, Juniper and Laurel.