David Ernst, DMin

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry

Email: dernst@briercrest.ca

Faculty of Christian Ministry


BRE, Briercrest Bible College, 1986
MA, Briercrest Biblical Seminary, 1988
M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1990
D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2007

Areas of Specialization

Pastoral Ministry (Church leadership)


David has been married to Michelle for 22 years, and they have two children, Alee, 19, and Jeremy, 17. He has taught at Briercrest College and Seminary for the last 10 years, and before that, he pastored for 10 years in three different churches.

Both he and Michelle are dual citizens of the U.S. and Canada, but they have lived in Canada for 23 of the last 25 years. Until recently, they enjoyed motorcycling, but lately they've switched to convertibles so more of the family can drive. They have spent most of their time lately following their children around and attending their sporting and musical pursuits.

Notable Publications

  • "The Call", Clergy Journal, March 2006.

Memberships and Affiliations

North American Professors of Christian Education