David Molter is a name synonymous with California Christian College. It’s almost a guarantee that as a student you will have at least one of his courses. From doctrine and theology to Old Testament prophetic books and the New Testament writings of Paul, John and the gospels; he can teach it all. When he is on campus you can always hear a hearty “Praise the Lord!” He was a pastor for over 30 years in addition to his work at Cal Christian which includes Dean of Students, for a number of years, and currently Bible & Ministry Department Chair. Here’s a little bit more about David Molter:
Q: How long have you been at California Christian College?
A: As a student from 1972-76, then as an Instructor from 76-79 and returning in 1986- present time. (If you are counting, that is roughly 37 years)
Q: What’s the backstory to you being here at Cal Christian?
A: I came as a student in 1972, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1976. I began teaching at CCC from 1976-79 while attaining a Master’s degree from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in 1978.
Q: What church do you actively attend, or are involved with in ministry?
A: Harmony Free Will Baptist Church
Q: What ministries are you involved in now (or in the past) that you enjoy?
A: Sunday School teaching; senior home preaching twice a month at Pacific Gardens
Q: Other than the Bible, what book has challenged your faith or impacted your life?
A: In His Steps (Sheldon) Blessed Hope (Ladd)
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: read the Bible, listen to gospel music, hike the hills
Q: What is your favorite sport, team, and player? Any reason why those are your favorites?
A: Football-Arkansas Razorbacks ’cause I was born in Little Rock in 1950; Baseball- Pirates ‘cause they won it all in 1960 when I was ten, or Cardinals ‘cause my ancestors settled in in St. Louis from Germany.
Q: What is your favorite meal and who makes it best?
A: tacos (wife), beef stroganoff (wife)
Q: Where is one place you haven’t been that you would like to visit or vacation?
A: Germany and Ireland
Q: Are you fluent in any languages other than English?
Q: What language would you most like to learn?
A: Yiddish (German in Hebrew characters)