David Mathis



Adjunct Instructor

David Mathis is executive editor for desiringGod.org and a pastor at Cities Church in Saint Paul. He is a husband and father of four and author of the book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines, which he first developed for teaching juniors at Bethlehem College. David was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He moved to Minnesota in 2003 to serve with Campus Outreach, the collegiate ministry of Bethlehem Baptist, and to study at The Bethlehem Institute (TBI), the precursor to Bethlehem College & Seminary. David also studied at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He is author, editor, or contributor to more than a dozen books and writes weekly at desiringGod.org.


  • Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through Spiritual Disciplines. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2006.
Book Chapters

Academic Credentials

  • B.A. (Political Science), Furman University
  • Graduate Certificate, TBI