Camp Evangelist – David Olshine

Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture

David Olshine, Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture

Dr. David Olshine came to CIU as the Director and Professor of Youth Ministry in 1993. Dr. David is a popular professor on campus. His interests and expertise are in the areas of communicating for life change, evangelism and discipleship along with counseling youth and families. Before coming to Columbia, he served as a youth pastor, associate pastor and lead pastor of a college church in Ohio and Oklahoma. David Olshine is a sought-after speaker around the country and author of 15 books.


  • DMin, Eastern University
  • MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • BGS, Ohio University


  • Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong and how to get it right  Abingdon Press 10/15/13
  • Studies on the Go: Proverbs Zondervan 7/10/10
  • Studies on the Go: Philippians Colossians first and second Thessalonians Zondervan 7/28/09
  • I want to talk with my teen about Guy stuff Standard publishing 10/2/06
  • The Revelation Epic: preparing Youth Group’s for Earth’s Final Days: A creative study of Revelation 5-22 Standard publishing January 2003
  • Actual Reality: Livin’ the truth in an unreal world Standard Publishing 9/15/2004
  • The Revelation Letters: Preparing Youth Groups for Christ’s Return  Standard Publishing May 2001
  • Down but Not Out Parenting:  50 Ways to Win With Your Teen  IUniverse, Inc. 12/28/2000
  • co-authored / contributed Tag-Team Youth Ministry: 50 ways to involve parents and other caring adults iUniverse December 2000
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