Dr. David Odom

Dr. David OdomAssociate Professor of Student Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry Institute

Office: HSC 217
Office Phone: 504-816-8107
E-Mail: dodom@nobts.edu


  • Ph.D. in Christian Education/Student Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education/Student Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries/Youth at Liberty University

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor of Christian Education and Youth at Grace University in Omaha, NE
  • Guest Lecturer at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Guest Lecturer at Howard Payne University Extension

Teaching Specializations

  • Youth Ministry
  • Adolescent Development
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership

Ministry Experience

  • Minister to Students/Interim Associate Pastor/Interim Jr. High Pastor at Crestview Baptist Church in Midland, Texas
  • Minister to Students at Hillwood Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Youth Minister at Milwood Baptist Church in Austin, Texas


Journal Articles

  • “Teaching with Smartphones in Higher Educations” in The Journal of Youth Ministry (Spring 2016)


  • “Preparing Your Teenager to Work and Earn a Living” in Accelerate: Rearing a Teenage Young Adult

Curriculum Writer

  • KNOWN – Youth Sunday School curriculum writer for LifeWay Christian Resources
  • “Doing the Right Thing” – A Study on Obedience in LifeTrak Younger Youth 6.3 for LifeWay Christian Resources
  • SixtySix – Youth Discipleship for LifeWay Christian Resources
  • “Growing Up Me” – A Study on Service in LifeTrak Younger Youth 5.2 for LifeWay Christian Resources
  • “The God Factor” – A Study of the Life of David in Family Bible Study for LifeWay Christian Resources
  • “Real Life 101” – A Study on Biblical Relationships in LifeTrak Younger Youth 3.2 for LifeWay Christian Resources


  • North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE)
  • Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)


  • Licensed to the Ministry at Hillside Baptist Church
  • Ordained to the Ministry at Hillside Baptist Church


  • Generation Z Goes to College - Collegiate Week - Glorietta, New Mexico
  • Reaching Generation Z - Leadership Conference - FBC New Orleans
  • Teaching Youth the Bible - ReGroup Conference - FBC Covington

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YMI Website- https://www.youthministryinstitute.org/