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Pastor Seip

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Pastor Seip 2012-05-06T18:36:37+00:00

Rev. David E. Seip is the Senior Pastor of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church. He has served the congregration since 1999.

David grew up in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia in a Christian home. After graduating from high school he joined the Army and served a tour in Viet Nam in the late 1960s. Upon leaving the Army he enrolled in architecture and later added a second major in law enforcement and corrections at Penn State University where he graduated in 1976 with both bachelor degrees. Upon graduation he accepted a position with an architectural firm in St. Louis where he met his wife Leslie.

David and Leslie moved to South Florida in the early 1980s and soon after he started a consulting business to the adult retirement industry. During this time David and Leslie became increasingly drawn to missions. They were led to found a not-for-profit ministry to the Solomon Islands providing ministry resources to indiginous pastors. By the mid-1990s they felt the call for David to return to school to receive formal training in theology. This moved the family back to the Philadelphia area where David completed a masters degree in biblical studies at Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairns University). While in school he preached regularly in area churches as an interim pastor. Upon graduation he accepted a position with Philadelphia Biblical University as a professor in the School of Biblical Studies where he taught for 10 years.

In 1998 David accepted a position as pastor of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church located in the western end of Philadelphia while also continuing his theological studies. Subsequently, David completed a Masters of Theology in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; a Masters of Theology in Church History from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia; and a Ph.D. in early modern British church history from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

David and Leslie have five children and seven grandchildren. David loves the study of God’s Word, preaching, teaching, and writing.