Dr. David Hull
David Hull grew up in Louisville, Kentucky where his father was a professor and administrator at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Taught by his mother in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, David grew up immersed in the life of the Crescent Hill Baptist Church along with his younger sister. Time was devoted to school, church, music lessons, and sports. Following graduation from high school, David went to Vanderbilt University with the goal of eventually being a lawyer. A call to ministry before his senior year of college turned his life in a new vocational direction.
Following his graduation from Vanderbilt with a degree in Business Administration, David returned home to enter the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. He later earned three degrees from Southern (Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry) and met his wife, Jane, who was a student in the School of Church Music at Southern.
Since 1980 David Hull has served as pastor of five very different kinds of churches. Beginning with a rural church in Kentucky, his ministry then moved to a new church plant in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC which was followed by a small town “county seat First Baptist” in Laurens, South Carolina. From the small town he moved to a downtown First Baptist located next to a university in Knoxville, TN and then for twelve years was the pastor of First Baptist Church in the “Rocket City” of Huntsville, Alabama. Each ministry opportunity has broadened his understanding of the church and deepened his love for congregations of all kinds.
In 2014 David transitioned from pastoral ministry when his wife, Jane, was called to be the pastor of Union Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Watkinsville, GA. He now serves as the Associate Pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. In addition, he is the Southeast Coordinator for The Center for Healthy Churches (www.CHchurches.org), a group of coaches and consultants whose mission is “devoted to improving the spiritual, emotional and organizational health of churches and ministers.” David is on the Adjunct Faculty at McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University where he has taught leadership and pastoral preaching courses. Since leaving Huntsville he has served one year as the Interim Pastor of the First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, and one year as the Interim Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Augusta, GA. David and Jane have two married children, Emily and Andrew, and three grandchildren.