Dr. David DeVries, Vice-President and Executive Committee
Dr. Dave DeVries is a seasoned church planter, pastor, coach and strategist. He started Lake Hills Church, Castaic in 1990 and pastored there for sixteen years. He has served as the Director of Church Multiplication for the Missionary Church Western Region since 1998. In this role, he expanded the vision for church multiplication throughout the region, implemented systems for recruiting, assessing, funding, coaching and launching new churches, and targeted new areas to start churches. Dave is now serving as the Interim Director for the Missionary Church Western Region.
As a missionary with One Challenge since 2006, Dave has partnered together with hundreds of pastors, churches and denominations to advance disciple making movements. Through training, coaching, creative resources and strategic thinking, God has used him to help leaders focus on multiplying disciples who make disciples who make disciples. Dave’s vision and leadership birthed Missional Challenge in 2014, which has grown into a team of highly skilled coaches who empower multipliers to accomplish the extraordinary.
Dave’s experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Dave and his wife Deanne live in Bellevue, Washington with their golden retriever Olive. They enjoy gardening, travel, reading, coffee and hanging out with their two adult children.