University of Texas at Dallas RUF International

RUF-International at UT-Dallas exists to WELCOME scholars and students from all nations, help them EXPLORE the gospel of Jesus Christ, and EQUIP Christian internationals to be servant-leaders for the kingdom of God in "every square inch" of life.


Meet Our Team

David Billingslea

David Billingslea

Campus Minister

David was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado in 2008 and then moved to Dallas, Texas for a job in sports broadcasting. During that stint in Dallas, David met his wife, Meredith, a Baylor graduate who was working as a pediatric ICU nurse. He began to sense a call to ministry, and they moved to Colorado in 2010 where David served on staff with The Navigators back at CU. With a desire for seminary training, they moved to Richardson, TX in 2013 for David to attend Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, and he graduated with his Master of Divinity in 2016. He and Meredith have two daughters: Evelyn, who was born in the summer of 2012, and Norah, who was born in the spring of 2016.

David began the RUF-International ministry at UT Dallas in 2018.