David is excited to be working with kids from all over the Lexington/West Columbia area! He grew up in Kansas City where he met Jesus at the age of 6 years. It was on a mission trip to South Africa that David came face to face with God’s call to work specifically with children. Surrendering to ministry full time while an employee of Ford Motor Company, David knew that God’s call was far greater than any position this world might offer. He and his wife Lori packed their 5 kids at the time in a U-Haul trailer and left the only life they knew to forsake all else and follow Christ! Now with 6 wonderful kids and his beautiful wife,their two dogs, and one noisy bird, they endeavor with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength to see God at work in their every day lives! You may find them playing Monopoly Deal or Sequence at their dining room table, but where ever it is they will be surrounded with people, constantly investing in relationships that last eternally.
Northside Kids is a single part of a big picture of being a place where people can believe, belong, and become all that God wants them to be. His favorite verse is Luke 2:52 where Jesus is said to increase in wisdom, stature, favor with God, and man. You may hear music in the halls; find yourself offered a warm Pop Tart and a juice box, but the goal is that you will experience God first hand at an early age! We train kids to Know, Love, and serve God and that may involve collecting food, being in a small group, joining a kids leading worship group, or volunteering your time to change the next generation of leaders. Whatever the spot God has for you don’t let the words “future” missionaries or ministers utter from your lips because we are God’s servants right now, we just come in smaller packages! Northside Kids isn’t about attending, it is about attempting great things for God no matter what your size.