Known for his infectious laughter, thundering back-slaps, and impromptu singing, David serves as the River Church’s Community Life Pastor. He provides leadership to the prayer and healing ministries, men’s and women’s ministries, and family ministries.
Often found in glamorous hotspots like New Zealand and Italy’s Cinque Terra expanding David Alvarez International Ministries (DAIM), David is passionate about “preparing God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” He says, “I love seeing people step out in faith in the area of prayer and in being vulnerable with one another. So much healing takes place when we overcome our fears and trust God with our lives and the lives he has called us to touch.”
Prior to joining The River in 2001, David served with Desert Streams, a ministry to the sexually and relationally broken, and as a singles pastor at The Vineyard Venice. As the most muscular staff member, David can hit a softball approximately halfway to Gilroy.
You can follow David’s posts on Facebook as well. If enough people like his page, he might even consider signing up for Facebook!