… is an online teaching and training hub. The resources here should hopefully be useful and of interest to anyone. However the primary aim of Faithroots is to provide resources for those involved in urban mission. Here on the site, you will find a blog helping us to think through how we apply what we believe to how we live, a publications page with a range of teaching materials in PDF format and “First Look” an evangelistic course which you are welcome to make use of.
… grew up in Bradford West Yorkshire in a Christian family and put his trust in Jesus as a young child. He worked for an aerospace company in Kent for ten years; implementing business systems and then in operations management. Dave describes himself as a frustrated Bradford City Supporter – frustrated both because distance makes it difficult for him to see his home team regularly and because of the team’s dismal performance over many years!
Dave is married to Sarah and together they enjoy boxsets and musicals. Sarah teaches English and leads a department in a secondary school context.
Dave read law – LLB (Hons) at Sheffield (1992-95). He also holds an MSc in Manufacturing (University of Bradford, 1996) and an MTh in Theology and Pastoral Studies (2010).
He was pastor at Bearwood Chapel from 2010-2020 following 4 years at Oak Hill Theological College. During that time Dave has sought to be a catalyst for urban church planting and mission. This involved Bearwood Chapel multiplying from one to four multicultural congregations. One of those congregations has now been planted out as an independent evangelical church with its own pastor and leaders. Dave has also facilitated the replanting of a local congregational church. The church also hosted an urban church planting hub providing a space for prayer, encouragement for pastors working in a number of inner city, estate and multi-cultural contexts in the West Midlands.
Dave is passionate about encouraging people into pastoral ministry and helping to train those who might otherwise be over looked. He is encouraged to have helped train and mentor a number of men who are now in Gospel ministry as pastors or planters.
We are currently exploring longer term ministry options. In the meantime, Dave is continuing to provide online resources, training and mentoring for those involved in urban ministry. He is doing this is a self-employed capacity. If you would like to partner with us and support this ministry, check out our Donate page.