David Ackerman was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, USA. He has earned three degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University, Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Philosophy from Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver. He has written several books, articles, and various curriculum and maintains a daily devotional blog (acky4.com). He has pastored five Nazarene churches and been interim pastor at three churches. He was Professor of New Testament at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College, Australia. He has been a missionary for the Church of the Nazarene for over twelve years and currently helps coordinate educational endeavors on Philippines/Micronesia Field.