David and Christi are thrilled that the Lord has guided them to work with Armed Forces Baptist Missions. They are passionate about the many wonderful opportunities that God has in store for them. As an Army war veteran who has ministered to troops in multiple units, David knows the need for biblical God-centered counseling and ministry. By means of this experience and other training David has received, he will be working with veterans and their families on how to victoriously deal with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and other struggles veterans face.
David was led to Christ through the continuous efforts of a faithful bus captain. At the young age of twelve, God called him to preach. As a teenager he began to share the gospel with others, and has since done so in numerous ministries in multiple locations. While still in high school he joined the Army, and shortly thereafter deployed to Iraq. While in Iraq, he saw the effects of war that included many wounded service members. From these experiences and the Lord’s working in his heart, he surrendered to God and began to preach and lead in Bible studies on a regular basis. While David was in Iraq, The Lord very clearly led him to a specific Bible college. He has since graduated from that college with his Bachelor’s, and is continuing on with a Master’s degree, which he plans to finish. David is passionate about bringing our nation’s service members, who have sacrificed greatly, to our wonderful Lord, who has sacrificed completely.
• Born in Conway, AR. Raised in Russellville, AR and later southeast Iowa.
• Bachelors in Biblical Studies, continuing in Masters of Ministry.
• Honorably Discharged Army War Veteran
Christi was led to Christ at the young age of four. She was raised in a Christian home with both of her grandfathers being in the ministry. She did not fully understand what it meant to be saved, but she did know what sin was and how to ask Christ into her heart. Her mother had the privilege of leading her to Christ. While at a summer camp in 2006, the seed for missions was planted in her heart and that following year while at a Bible college she knew that God was calling her to the mission field. David and Christi were married in November 2016 and look forward to what the Lord has in store for them and their ministry.
• Born in Ellsworth, SD. Raised in Newton Hamilton, PA and later Terre Haute, IN.
• Bachelors in Elementary Education.
• Loves being outdoors, horseback riding, and playing the piano.
God calls the men and women of AFBM to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in David and Christi’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.