Douglas D. Webster

Professor of Divinity
Pastoral Theology and Christian Preaching

Phone: (205)726-2414
Divinity S315

B.A., M.A., Wheaton College

Ph.D. University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology


Douglas Webster joined the faculty in 2007 as professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Preaching. Before coming to Beeson Divinity School, he was the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (1993-2007). He has taught at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada and served churches in Toronto, Bloomington, Indiana, and Denver, Colorado. He has authored several books including, A Passion for Christ: An Evangelical Christology, Selling Jesus: What’s Wrong with Marketing the Church, Soulcraft: How God Shapes Us Through Relationships, Discipline of Surrender: Biblical Images of Discipleship, Under the Radar: A Conversation on Spiritual Leadership,  A Christmas Journey: Filled with Wonder, Marked by the Cross, Jeremiah: A Parable of Jesus, Text Messaging: A Conversation on Preaching, Table Grace: The Role of Hospitality in the Christian Life, Living in Tension: A Theology of Ministry, The Christ Letter,  Follow the Lamb, and Outposts of Hope . He and his wife, Virginia, have three adult children and three grandchildren. Dr. Webster's website is