Bachelor of Arts, Pastoral Ministry, 1979
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church
“God prepared me so much during my years at Ouachita, instilling in me a real passion for people.” –Dave Uth
Fast Facts about David Uth:
- David has a Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
- David has pastored churches in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Most recently, he was pastor of one First Baptist Church of West Monroe, Louisiana. During his tenure as pastor, the church became one of the fastest growing in the Southern Baptist Convention.
- David is now the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. The church averages 7,000 attendees each Sunday and is one of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.
What people are saying about David Uth:
- According to colleagues at Fist Baptist Orlando, David has a God-given gift for communicating God’s love, with a charisma enveloped in true humility that continually points to Jesus Christ.
When he was a student at Ouachita…
- David focused on Christian Studies and was active with Campus Ministries (formerly the Baptist Student Union). He says that this summer mission at the Monticello Children’s Home specifically impacted his life.
Why he is glad he went to Ouachita:
- David first discovered his wife Rachel (Moore) through a chance meeting at the campus post office.
- David says that Ouachita helped lay the foundation for a life-long commitment to God’s ministry.