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About David Pafford

Mr. Dave Pafford is an accomplished ministry professional with over 16 years of administration, project coordination, and leadership development in multiple states and multiple denominations. His ministry has included speaking, preaching, teaching, serving ministry boards, directing events such as camp and conventions. Dave is most passionate about sharing good news through excellent teaching and training. Dave is a high energy, problem solving, and detail-oriented individual. All of this makes him an valuable coach and mentor to any organization who chooses to use his skills. He has served the global Church in developing church structures, schools, and counseling centers. Elizabeth, Dave’s wife is an incredible woman whose professional life has included serving on a variety of boards and consultant for organizations from Orange County California to the East coast. Elizabeth was a high school state champion basketball & softball player. A researcher by trade, her work as a Director of consulting includes consulting and assessment for a variety non-profits and agencies around the country and particularly with the organization serves in Columbus, Ohio. She is passionate about compassion resources and networks.


Mr. Dave Pafford is a salutatorian graduate of North Central University where he also served in student leadership as a Relations Director and Student Body President in 2004. He received a Menlo Park/ John Ortberg Scholarship, attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and holds a Masters in Theology. Dave also holds an M.B.A. from William Woods University. In 2012, Dave was elected a National General Presbyter for the Assemblies of God, one of the youngest ever elected. Dave has served as the Director of Leader Development, Network Executive Secretary for the Ohio Ministry Network. He is the founder of the Ohio regional campus of Southeastern University. Dave is completing a Doctorate in Education in the beginning of 2023. Presently, Mr. Pafford serves as the Executive Director of Programming and Development for Emerge Counseling Ministries a non-profit that specializes in counseling and coaching for spiritual leaders of all denominations.