Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Professional and Ministerial Background
Keith Drury served The Wesleyan Church headquarters in Christian
Education and Youth leadership for 24 years before coming to Indiana
Wesleyan University where he specializes in teaching practical ministry
courses. He was born in Warren, Pa., the son of a pastor and district
superintendent, and planned to become a forest ranger until he was
called to the ministry as a college freshman.
After serving as the pastor of a rural Pennsylvania church, and later a
New Jersey suburban church, he joined The Wesleyan Church's headquarters
in Christian education and youth work. During that time, he served the
Wesleyan Church as Director of Midweek clubs (1972-78); Director of YES
CORPS, a young adult missions effort (1972-75); Assistant General
Director of Youth (1976-78); Executive Editor of Curriculum (1976-78);
General Director of Youth (1980-88); and, following a two-year stint
teaching Christian Education at Indiana Wesleyan University (1988-90),
as The Wesleyan Church's Director of Local Church Education (1990-96).
He returned to IWU as an Assistant Professor of Religion in 1996.
He proposed to Sharon Bailey on his first date (she said yes) and
they have two sons. His personal hobbies include backpacking and
canoeing. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and canoed the
entire Missouri River. His passion in teaching includes courses in
church leadership, worship, discipleship, spiritual formation, Christian
education, and practical applied ministry.
The Wesleyan Church, 1971, Indiana North
B.S., United Wesleyan College
M.R.E., Princeton Theological Seminary
D.D., Wesley Biblical Seminary
L.H.D., Indiana Wesleyan University
Keith Drury has authored more than a dozen books and manuals
published and translated into English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Some of his more widely circulated books include Holiness for Ordinary
People, Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People, Money, Sex, &
Spiritual Power, and So, What Do You Think? He has published more than
500 other articles and writes a weekly column on the Internet.