Georgia-born, David Pope spent the first decade of his career as an accountant, auditor, and administrator in the public utility industry. For the next two decades, he led local churches in Mississippi, New York, Indiana, and Pennsylvania while also providing strategic leadership to church planting and development efforts in a pioneer area of North America.
For the past decade, David has served overseas in West Africa and helped lead two US-based missions organizations (Reach the Rest and the Issachar Initiative) with a focus on seeing churches form and multiply where none previously existed. In 2018, David founded Pope Initiatives, a non-profit organization to advocate for an obedient, unified response to Christ’s global Great Commission. In partnership with Strategic Resource Group, Pope Initiatives provided leadership to an unreached people group initiative aimed at seeing biblical churches form and multiply among 90 unreached people groups that spoke 30 different languages across 15 countries of the Greater Middle east, North Africa, and Central Asia. Now, Pope Initiatives is taking its ministry within Connexus Global to expand the work of both organizations.
David and his wife of 43+ years (Cindy) reside in Lebanon, Pennsylvania where he serves his local church as an elder and youth volunteer.