Dr. David E. Schroeder has been in ministry since 1969 when he started working for Christian Publications. Church, missions and Christian higher education have been the arenas of Dr. Schroeder’s ministry since the mid 70’s. In August of 2007, he was appointed to be president of Pillar College, where he continues to serve. As New Jersey’s only accredited Christian college, Pillar plays a key role in strengthening urban churches.
A graduate of Nyack College, Manhattanville College, New York Theological Seminary and New York University, Dr. Schroeder pastored churches in New York, New Jersey and New England. On the missional front, he has served overseas and at home with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Trans World Radio and International Teams, and continues preaching and teaching ministries in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
In Christ-centered higher education, David’s first passion, he has been president of Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary, and Pillar College. During his twelve years at Nyack, the college and seminary grew from 700 to 3100 students, expanded to six extension sites, including Manhattan, and developed ten new graduate programs. But more importantly, thousands of students were trained to be “worshipping warriors.” As college president, he has continued pastoral ministry in three NJ churches., but especially enjoys teaching courses in Bible, Theology, Worldviews, and Apologetics.
Over the years, he has served on twenty boards of not-for-profit ministries.
Through MasterWorks, Inc., a discipling ministry he began in 1986, David is a frequent speaker at retreats and seminars, using some of the ten books he has written. David and Betzi reside in Middlesex, NJ, have been married for over four decades, have raised three children and enjoy their eight grandchildren.