David A. Seamands (February 6, 1922 – July 29, 2006), author, scholar, and evangelical renewal movement leader within the United Methodist Church, was born in India to Methodist missionary parents and spent much of his boyhood there. He graduated from Asbury University, Drew Theological Seminary and the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He also received honorary degrees from both Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Helen, served as United Methodist missionaries in India from 1946 until 1962.
Rather than pursue his Ph.D. in theology, David went to work as a missionary in India.
When Seamands returned to the United States in 1962, he was appointed as pastor of the Wilmore United Methodist Church where he served for 22 years. Tapes of his sermons were sent by the tens of thousands around the world, and free to hundreds of missionaries overseas. Additional tens of thousands of his tapes dealing with the subject of damaged emotions were ci