John David Trentham

Associate Professor of Leadership and Discipleship; Dean of Students; Director, Doctor of Education Program

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Trentham teaches primarily in the areas of Christian formation and education, emphasizing the reciprocity of redemptive affections, discernment, and practices in all of his classes. 

Dr. John David Trentham serves as the Associate Professor of Leadership and Discipleship, and Dean of Students at Southern Seminary. Since arriving on the faculty in 2012, Dr. Trentham has taught more than thirty distinct courses at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and research doctoral levels. Dr. Trentham has served the church in various ways including teaching, worship, missions, and administrative roles. He is a member at Sojourn Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky, where he serves on the worship team. He is married to Brittany, and they have three children.


Practical Family Ministry: A Collections of Ideas for Your Church, Co-authored by Timothy Paul Jones (Randall House, 2015)

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