David Stockwell's ministry began at the age of 17, when he received Christ after attending a Fellowship of Christian Athletes conference and a city-wide crusade in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He immediately felt the call of evangelism on his life, and began preaching the Gospel across America in schools, churches, and a variety of public venues, and has reached millions of people around the world with a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A powerful communicator of the Gospel and harvest evangelist, David has been privileged to preach the Gospel in more than twenty countries, including Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, England, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, The Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In more than fifty years of evangelistic ministry, David has seen hundreds of thousands of people pray to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, making public professions of faith in Christ and Christ alone.
David and his wife, Amy, are committed to the clear, uncompromising communication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and serve God together in full-time evangelistic ministry.
A Special Message from David
A Message of Hope from David Stockwell
Education & Honors
David attended Rice University in Houston, Texas on a full four-year football scholarship, where he also became president of the Rice chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, and Athletes in Action. A top scholar and award-winning athlete in high school and in college, David graduated in record time with a degree in behavioral science. While studying at Rice University and playing college football, he was also traveling the US, preaching the Gospel from coast to coast in schools, churches, and rallies.
After graduating from Rice University, David attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a master of divinity degree. In college and in seminary, demonstrating a proclivity for linguistics, he completed five years of Greek and three years of Hebrew language studies, with more than 90 hours of doctoral level courses completed.
David is the 2016 recipient of the distinguished Roy Fish Lifetime Achievement Award for Vocational Evangelism, awarded by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. David was also inducted by his peers in 2018 into the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists' Hall of Faith, honoring his life, ministry, and commitment to preaching the Gospel of Christ with unwavering commitment, faithfulness and integrity.
Service & Membership
David is former two-term president of both the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE) and Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists (COTBE.) David has also served as an officer in other capacities for a number of years in both organizations. David is denominationally endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Both COSBE and COTBE exist as fellowship associations dedicated to the encouragement and support of full-time Vocational Evangelists.
David is also a participating member of Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries, an organization comprised of those whose evangelistic efforts are focused internationally.
David's home church is Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, pastored by Dr. Ed Young.
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Jesus said, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest, to send out laborers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38
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