David Helm

David Helm

David Helm has been recognized as Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Outstanding Alumnus. He is currently employed at International Paper’s West Region Fiber Supply division.

He holds a degree in Forest Engineering from Auburn University and is an accomplished teacher, researcher and writer. His work has earned him numerous awards.

Early Life and Education

David Helm was raised in Arkansas and developed an appreciation for various musical genres. His influences ranged from traditional Delta blues to early rhythm and blues and country (including old-time music).

Helm began playing drums when he was young. While in high school, he joined a band called the Jungle Bush Beaters and began performing live.

He went on to earn his master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is now serving as lead pastor of Holy Trinity Church, a multi-congregational congregation in Chicago. Additionally, he chairs The Charles Simeon Trust, an organization which provides practical instruction in preaching.

He is the author of several books, such as The Genesis Factor (with Jon Dennis), Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching and The Big Picture Story Bible. Additionally he contributed I and 2 Peter and Jude to Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series.

Professional Career

Helm has extensive experience in the forestry industry. As manager of International Paper’s West Region Fiber Supply, Helm oversees a team that supplies wood to eight mills across America.

He is responsible for land management and forest operations, chip mill and woodyard operations as well as resource planning and analysis. A registered forester in Alabama, he’s an active participant in several state forestry associations.

David Helm holds a degree in forest engineering from Auburn University and currently serves as board member of The Charles Simeon Trust, an organization dedicated to equipping men with expository preaching skills. He is the author of several books including The Big Picture Story Bible and Expositional Preaching; Crossway’s Preaching the Word series includes I, II Peter, Jude; along with essays in expository preaching honoring Kent Hughes.

Achievements and Honors

David Helm has achieved much in his life, from being an excellent teacher to being a renowned scholar. His dedication and hard work have been inspiring to so many others.

Dr. William E. Osborn earned his PhD in Sociology from Boston University and held faculty positions at Harvard and Emerson College. Additionally, he was a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

His career was marked by numerous accolades, including a Governor’s Arts Award, Jonnie Dee Riley Little Lifetime Achievement and Offut-Sullivan Teaching Excellence.

He exemplifies the school’s core values of leadership and generosity by sharing his vast expertise. He serves on the Advisory Council, gives lectures annually to forestry students, and encourages International Paper employees to join them for a spring procurement practicum.

Personal Life

David Helm is an eminent anthropologist and pioneer in disability studies. His work has earned him national recognition, with installations that explore social patterns and contemporary issues.

Helm earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Ithaca College and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, he serves as Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

He serves on the Council for The Gospel Coalition and chairs the board of Charles Simeon Trust, a ministry dedicated to equipping men in expository preaching. He is the author of Expositional Preaching and A Conversation with Jesus. Married to Lisa, he has five children.

Net Worth

David Helm is a Christian author, preacher and speaker. He chairs The Charles Simeon Trust, which equips men with expository preaching skills. Helm has written a book on expository preaching which has been featured in Crossway’s Preaching the Word series.

He boasts a net worth of $80 million, which he earned primarily through his roles as Fox Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication. These roles earned him substantial amounts of money.

He has also worked as a film actor, portraying Loretta Lynn’s father in Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Captain Jack Ridley in The Right Stuff (1983) and Tennessee firearms expert in Shooter (2007). Additionally, he starred as General John Bell Hood in In the Electric Mist (2009).

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