Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Old Testament
B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Luther Rice University; M.Div. Luther Rice Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
David Casas and his parents came to the U.S. in 1974 from Spain, after his parents fled the Communist regime in Cuba, and have lived in Georgia for over forty years. His father was a pastor and church-planter of a local Spanish-speaking congregation. Casas was born again at an early age and served most of his young life at the local church his father pastored.
After graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in History, Casas taught high school students a variety of history, economics and political science courses and coached the Speech and Debate team and the Model United Nations team. In March 2002, he was recognized as one of the year’s Star Teacher’s in Cobb County.
In 2002, Casas was elected Georgia’s first Latino Republican legislator. In his seventh term in the Georgia House of Representatives, he has served in a variety of standing committees and has sponsored various pieces of legislation, including the state’s first school choice measures. In 2008, he received the honor of being name the Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
In 2010, Casas was elected President of Berea School of Ministry in Atlanta, a Bible institute for Spanish-speaking ministers. He came on staff at Luther Rice in the summer of 2011 as Assistant to President Flanagan and now as Instructor of Old Testament, while he continues his roles as State Legislator and President of Berea School of Ministry.
Casas and his wife, Ann, have two children and gather at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sandy Springs. He was ordained to the ministry in 1993 and graduated from Luther Rice Seminary in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree and in 2012 with a Master of Divinity degree. He earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017.
Please visit the following links for more of Mr. Casas’ published works and writings.
God’s Image-The Difference Maker, October 1, 2014
Click here to read a chapter written by Mr. Casas in the book Searching for Adam due to be released October 2016