Daniel L. McNaughton

Professor of Practical Theology dlmcnaughton@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA, Biblical Studies, Evangel University
MATS, Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
PhD, Old Testament, University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto


Dr. Daniel McNaughton began serving as professor of practical ministries and Old Testament in SEU’s Barnett College of Ministry & Theology in 2016.

Before coming to SEU, he served in executive pastor roles at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA (2015–2016) and Allison Park Church in Pittsburgh, PA (2011–2012). He also serves as a consultant and coach for Learning to Follow Ministries (2009–present), helping leaders throughout the Northeast Region develop healthy, empowering, and multiplying churches.

He was the founder and lead pastor of Spring Valley Community Church in Royersford, Pennsylvania, where he served for 6 years (2005–2011). He is the author of the book “Learning to Follow Jesus,” which is currently being used in over 100 churches in the U.S. and internationally. The book helps people grow in seven essential attributes of the follower of Jesus while under the care and encouragement of a spiritual coach. He served for two years as the lead trainer for church planters with the Church Multiplication Network of the Assemblies of God (2010–2011). Before that he served as a Bible and Church Ministries professor at University of Valley Forge for over a decade (1995–2007). He completed his PhD in Old Testament at the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. Gerald Sheppard and Dr. Stanley Walters in 2000. His dissertation was A Comparative Analysis of Three Greek and Hebrew Versions of 2 Samuel 21:1-14.

Dr. McNaughton has been an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God since 1991. He has been married to Amy, the love his life, for more than 30 years. They have two adult children, Cherisse and Seth, and he enjoys working out, biking, date nights, ping pong, and traveling.