ABOUT THE PASTOR
David J. Childs, Ph.D.
Dr. David Childs has been serving as the Pastor of First Antioch since 2014. He has been in the ministry for over 16 years. He was ordained as a deacon in 2000 and accepted his calling to preach in 2001. He was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ in 2003 and as a Baptist minister in 2013. Pastor Childs' calling is in the areas of expository bible teaching, prayer ministry, holiness, missions and college ministry.
He is a professor of Social Studies Education and History at Northern Kentucky University. Pastor Childs has taught courses in history, racism and ethnicity, biblical history, theology, philosophy, research and education. He earned a Masters degree in Social Studies Education and a second Masters in American History at Miami University. He also earned his Doctorate of Philosophy at Miami with an emphasis on Black Theology, Church history, educational leadership, curriculum and American history.
Pastor Childs is an international scholar and has presented work and conducted research in places such as Washington D.C., Mexico City, Vancouver, Canada and Paris, France. In spring 2015 he took a group of students to France to research and study European history at various historical sites. He has published extensively in academic journals, encyclopedias and university textbooks. Most of all he loves to pray, worship and study God's word.
Dr. Childs is married to the love of his life Alundra Childs, a Spanish Teacher and clasically trained musician at Cincinnati Public Schools. They have four children: Symone, David, Hannah and Gabriella.