David has a heart and passion to reach the neediest people with the gospel. He wants to reach and serve those who have been overlooked by the world. God calls us all equal. “Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.” I Sam. 16:7.
As President of Gospel Mission Africa, he has served the Sudanese community for nearly a decade. He has been to East Africa several times, including S. Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and has fallen in love with the people. He has seen the orphans, the refugee camps, the desperate, and the lost. Over half have AIDS, and malaria is common. Sickness, lack of medical supplies, food, water, sanitation, and education are just some of the needs. But mostly, they need the love of Jesus Christ and the forgiveness He provides.
David has held several pastoral positions, including starting Gentle Shepherd Bible Church, serving as a Youth Pastor and counseling as Chaplain at a Youth Detention Center, all in Nebraska. He holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Liberty University.
David and his wife, Mary Jo, have four children, Rachel, (son-in-law John) Veronica, Austin, and Leah Mae, and one grandchild, James John.