Pastor David Childs

Pastor David Childs

Dip HE, MA

David grew up in the South East of England in a Christian home. In his early twenties God led him to Africa with African Inland Mission as a Mechanical Engineer to help with the maintenance on a mission station in Central African Republic.

This marked a turning point in the direction his life would now take. 

On his return he headed to Bible College followed by 10 years pastoral ministry in Southampton. After a short spell pastoring in the North East of England David arrived in Scotland in 2011 to pastor Strathaven Evangelical Church.

In 2023 David took a 3 month break from pastoral ministry at Strathaven Evangelical Church and in October started work with 20Schemes. David is currently working with 20Schemes to plant a church in Govan, Glasgow. 

Throughout David’s ministry he has maintained his heart for mission. This has led him to work with church leaders in Angola to set up a Modular Bible Course to train and equip new and existing church leaders. David has also been involved for many years with Christianity Explored Ministries.

David met Diane, from Northern Ireland, at Bible College and they have two sons, Joel and Matthew, two daughters in law, and 4 grandchildren.