David Closson, Research Fellow for Religious Freedom and Biblical Worldview

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David Closson


David Closson serves as the Research Fellow for Religious Freedom and Biblical Worldview at Family Research Council, where he researches and writes on issues related to religious liberty, human sexuality, and the development of policy from a Biblical worldview.

Currently, David is a Ph.D. student in Christian Ethics (Public Policy) at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he serves as an Online Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Christian Ethics and Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission. He serves as a Garrett Fellow for Introduction to Christian Ethics and other courses such as Religious Epistemology, Christianity and the Arts, Personal Spiritual Disciplines, and Systematic Theology. He is also an assistant to the Dean of the School of Theology. David is a graduate of Southern Seminary (M.Div., Christian Ministry) and the University of Central Florida (B.A., political science, cum laude).

David currently serves as a Program Leader for Covenant Journey where he leads trips to Israel designed to strengthen Christian college students in their faith through an experiential journey of biblical and modern Israel. While in Louisville, he is also serving as a pastoral intern at Highview Baptist Church, and previously served on the student ministry staff at First Baptist Church Winter Park, Florida from 2012 to 2014.

Previously, David has served as a research assistant and intern for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and has also assisted the work of the Florida Family Policy Council. He has written for The Resurgent, ERLC.com, and the Baptist Bulletin.

He is a fan of the Orlando Magic, Florida Gators, and UCF Knights.

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