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Dr. David Moore

Dr. David Moore

M. G. Robertson Professor of Pneumatology


I love teaching and I have no greater joy than preparing Christian leaders for the 21st century. I bring to the classroom a unique combination of pastoral experience and academic training. I often say that “if you cut me, I bleed pastor,” pointing to my long and successful pastoral experience. I also have two earned doctoral degrees as well as a strong and growing publication record that demonstrate my academic passions. I’m honored to hold the M.G. “Pat” Robertson Chair of Pneumatology for TKU!

Research and Interest Areas

Areas of special interest include the history and theology of the modern Pentecostal/charismatic movements, pneumatology, the Jesus People Movement, 20th century American history, Pentecostal hermeneutics, Christian leadership and spirituality—emphasizing missional leadership. My main writing project at present is completing an interpretive biography on Jack W. Hayford, TKU’s chancellor.



  • The Shepherding Movement: Controversy and Charismatic Ecclesiology. London: T & T Clark, 2003. (In second printing)
  • The Charismatic Century: The Enduring Impact of the Azusa Street Revival. Nashville: Warner Faith, 2006.
  • Renewal History and Theology: Essays in Honor of H. Vinson Synan. Cleveland: CPT Press, 2014
  • Completing a two-volume biography on noted pastor Jack W. Hayford (First volume due publisher 2017).

Book Chapters/Journal Articles

  • “Empowered for Witness: The Holy Spirit and the Contemporary Mission of the Church,” in Spirit Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century, Charisma House, 2011.
  • “Discerning the Times: The Victorious Eschatology of the Shepherding Movement,” in Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies, 2010, Pickwick.
  • “Jack W. Hayford and the ‘Mary Miracle’: A Case Study in Pentecostal Hermeneutics,” The Journal of Renewal Studies, Regent University, 2004.
  • “The Shepherding, Discipleship Controversy” in Vinson Synan, The Century of the Holy Spirit, 2001.
  • “The Shepherding Movement: A Case Study in Charismatic Ecclesiology.” Pneuma: Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Fall 2000.


  • Contributor (two articles) Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Routledge, 2006.
  • Contributor (eight articles) to the revised New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Editor: Stanley Burgess, 2002

Many other contributions to periodicals and journals as well as presentations at academic conferences.

Courses Taught

  • Pneumatology Church History I & II
  • Church * Ministry
  • Exploring Christian Leadership and Its Implication for Ministry
  • Prophetic Leadership and Redemptive Focus
  • Leading Spiritual Formation and Renewal
  • Historical Theology I & II
  • The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership
  • Christ and Culture:  Understanding the Times
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Christian History and Renewal I
  • Christian History and Renewal II

Contact Info



Regent University


Regent University


Oral Roberts University


Pacific Coast Bible College