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David Crutchley

Dean, School of Religion & Professor of Religion
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Bachelor of Law [B.L.] University of Rhodesia (1975)

Bachelor of Laws [LL.B.] University of Rhodesia (1976)

Master of Divinity [M. Div.] Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1980)

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph. D.] Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1985)

Dr. Crutchley came to Carson-Newman in 2004 and teaches upper level New Testament electives that include Sermon on the Mount, the Fourth Gospel, and Paul. He grew up in southern Africa and leads the annual summer trip to Cape Town, South Africa teaching a course entitled “Being Fully Human: A Spirituality Out of Africa.” His wife, Carol, is a staff accompanist in the Music School at Carson-Newman. His two sons, Russ & Matthew live in Houston and Birmingham: Russ has a PharmD and teaches at the University of Houston with a specialty in HIV/AIDS and Matthew is in his first year of Anesthesiology residency at the University of Alabama. He is involved in the Baptist World Alliance circles and has been the teaching Pastor at Smithwood Baptist Church in Knoxville for the past six years. Dr. Crutchley received Carson-Newman's 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award.


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