Dr. David Restrick teaches several courses in the religion and philosophy department. Dr. Restrick is a 1973 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, MA. From 1975 to 1978 David served as a member of the Peace Corps assigned as a math and science teacher at Nazarene High School in Manzini, Swaziland. While working in Swaziland, David met and married Rhoda Coldwell, a nurse and midwife from Sheffield, England. Upon completion of their terms of service in Swaziland, David continued his studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary where he earned his M.Div. degree. He has done further graduate work at Boston University School of Theology earning an STM degree in 1990 and completing his ThD in church history and missions in 2001.
From 1989, David and his wife have served as a global missionary with the Church of the Nazarene assigned to the country of Mozambique. David served as Academic Dean and professor of the Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique located in the capital city, Maputo. They officially retired from missionary service at the end of April, 2014.