Dr. Daniel Overdorf

Director of Preaching Ministries, Professor of Ministry Leadership
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B.A. in Preaching (Johnson University)
M.Div. in Leadership Ministry (Lincoln Christian University)
D.Min in Preaching (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Books: One Year to Better Preaching: 52 Exercises to Hone Your Skills

Applying the Sermon: How to Balance Biblical Integrity and Cultural Relevance

Rediscovering Community: What the Bible Says About the Church

Ministering to Your Minister

A Death Well Lived (2020 Illumination Book Awards Winner)

Preaching: A Simple Approach to the Sacred Task

Podcast:Clear, Urgent Preaching & The Next Generation of Leaders” on The Waypoint Podcast


My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Relationships with students, colleagues, and alumni.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Spend time with my family, write, travel, and golf.

In my classes, students can expect: To be respected, encouraged, and challenged.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Take advantage of the numerous opportunities you’ll have to learn and grow.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Passionate about Christ and the proclamation of his word.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Ministry brings the greatest of joys and the deepest of sorrows because you deal, day in and day out, with matters of eternal consequence.

A quote that influences how I live is: “God is more concerned about what he’s doing in you than what he’s doing through you.”