David W. Restrick
STM – Boston University, 1990
MDiv – Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1982
BS – Eastern Nazarene College, 1973
Since 1985 David Restrick has served as a missionary of the Church of the Nazarene in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. Since 1989, David has served as Academic Dean and professor at Seminário Nazareno em Moçambique, Maputo, Mozambique. As dean of the seminary, David was responsible for development of the seminary’s curriculum as well as subsequent revisions of the curriculum to meet changing demands within the Church in Mozambique. He also worked with the administrations of Assemblies of God Bible School, Maputo, Mozambique; Faculdade Teológica Sul-Americana, Londrina, Brazil and Overseas Council International to implement a master of divinity program in Mozambique. As professor, David was responsible for teaching courses in Church history and missions and supervision of the seminary’s pastoral internship program. David also served a brief two-year term as interim director of Seminário Nazareno em Moçambique.
While serving at the seminary in Mozambique, David participated as a respondent at the Global Theology Conference of the Church of the Nazarene in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in April 2003. He also was a participant at the Global Theology Conference of the Church of the Nazarene in Dalfsen, Holland, in April 2007. He was also a presenter at the Southern African Missiological Society meeting, University of South Africa, Pretoria, in October 1996. His paper was titled: African Agency in Church Growth in the Church of the Nazarene in Mozambique.
David received an award from the Africa Region, Church of the Nazarene, as Educator of the Year in 1992 for his work on curriculum development at Seminário Nazareno em Moçambique.
David is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and served as pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Weston-super, Mare, England, from 1982 to 1985.
Prior to his ministerial service, from 1975 to 1978, David was a Peace Corps Volunteer serving as a math and science teacher in Manzini, Swaziland.
David will be working with the Dictionary of African Christian Biography helping to make the dictionary accessible in Portuguese.