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.
- Happily Ever After: Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage. DesiringGod, 2017.
- Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy: Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016.
- Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015.
Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins. DesiringGod, 2015.
- Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011.
Think It Not Strange: Navigating Trials in the New America. DesiringGod, 2016.
Cross: Unrivaled Christ, Unstoppable Gospel, Unreached Peoples, Unending Joy. B&H Books, 2015.
- The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014.
- Acting the Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.
- Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012
- Thinking. Loving. Doing. A Call to Glorify God with Heart and Mind. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011
- The Cost of Disciple-making. Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders, 2017.
- Heaven and Hell Hang on Your Habits: The Grace of God for the Path of Perseverance. Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel, 2017.
- Three Battle Cries Against Greed. Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders, 2015.
- B.A. (Political Science), Furman University
- Graduate Certificate, TBI