Dr. David Overholt

Title & Contact Info

Adjunct Professor of Youth and Family Ministries

 Email: doverholt [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2713

Academic Credentials

BSc, Wheaton College, 1983
MRE, McMaster Divinity College, 1993
EdD, OISE, University of Toronto, 2001

Areas of Specialization

Youth Ministry, Next Generation Church Ministry, Mentoring, Leadership Development and Creativity


Rev. Dr. Dave Overholt is the founding pastor of Church on the Rock, one of the largest and longest running youth-targeted churches in North America. In addition to 27 years in youth ministry, Dr. Overholt has a doctorate in philosophy of education from University of Toronto with a thesis in “Adults Mentoring Adolescents.” His books include: Reasons to Believe (a youth apologetic), Live What You Believe, (a youth growth project), Soul Searching the Millennial Generation, (a youth worker’s guide to teen work) and New Beginnings (a youth devotional). Dr. Overholt speaks to thousands of students each year through a wide-ranging speaking and consulting ministry.

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