Pastor David received the Lord as a young married man in 1976, and, after serving for a number of years in various capacities as a lay leader in his church, he left the business world and entered pastoral ministry in 1994. He was ordained in December of 1995 as an associate pastor of Faith Christian Center in Seekonk, MA where he took over as senior pastor in 2000.
In 2010, Pastor David and his wife Ann began a new church work in North Smithfield, RI, which was known as Impact Church. In 2015 Impact Church merged with Praise Tabernacle of Cranston, RI and became a satellite location of Praise Tabernacle.
Pastor David believes strongly in the power God’s Word has to positively change lives and equip people to make a difference in the world around them.
With his supportive wife of 45 years they have raised 3 children and have 4 grandchildren. They currently reside in Lincoln, RI and are both lifelong RI residents.
Pastor Les has spent most of his ministry working with teens as a youth pastor in Providence since 1986 at Allen AME and Cathedral of Life. Part of his ministry was working the streets with gangs and drug dealers as well as going to the RI Training School working with both the guys and girls units as well as the ACI.
He has worked as a trainer in Kingian Nonviolence since 1995 after witnessing a murder and has trained internationally and throughout the US and in every Providence school. He has also taught science and math in Providence schools. He started his IT business in 1996 where he still works as well as being an actor in Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Recently he has been working in Haiti missions at the Hope Center Orphanages.
He is originally from Pittsburgh, a son of a pastor and married to his wife Obed since 2004, they met in Medellin, Colombia while he trained Nonviolence.