Danny West

danny westExecutive Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, School of Divinity
Director of Ministry Leadership Development
Director, Ministerial Referral, School of Divinity
Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Studies

Office Location: Lindsay Hall, 236
E-mail: dwest@gardner-webb.edu
Phone: (704) 406-3611


  • B.A., Carson-Newman College
  • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Additional study: University of Kentucky and University of Louisville


Danny M. West joined the School of Divinity faculty in 2002. He teaches Introduction to Theological Education for Ministry, Introduction to Preaching, Preaching Practicum, and two Doctor of Ministry seminars – The Ministry of Preaching and The Ministry of Life-Long Learning. His primary area of research is preaching, and Dr. West’s articles on the subject have appeared in publications including From Our Christian Heritage: Hundreds of Ways to Add Christian History to Teaching, Preaching, and Writing; The Minister’s Manual; John Killinger: Celebrating 75 Years; Next Sunday Resources; and Preaching Magazine.

Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Divinity, Dr. West was the Regional Vice-President of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, Inc. He taught for almost a decade at Carson-Newman College. Dr. West has a background steeped in the local church. He has served as pastor, interim pastor, and guest teacher in numerous churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina.

Dr. West is a native of Virginia. He is married to Jeanne Burklow West. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. Dr. West is an avid fan of Tar Heel basketball.