David Rafeedie

Affiliate Coach - Southern California Region

David became a follower of Jesus as a young man of 27. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, serving in many pastoral roles, including lead pastor for 17 years and executive pastor for 10. In addition, he has served and led in denominational positions, including a term as district superintendent serving 26 churches.  David has a great desire to see pastors and churches healthy for the purpose of making healthy disciples. He has team-taught in the leadership track at Trinity Western Seminary. Currently, he coaches pastors and business people in Canada and the U.S.

 David graduated from California State University—Long Beach (B.A.), La Verne University (M.S. Business Organization Management), Talbot School of Theology (MDiv), and Carey Theological College (DMin). In addition, he holds the International Coaching Federation ACC certification. His doctoral dissertation was on changing the leadership culture in churches.

 David, and his wife Ellen, live in Eloy, Arizona. They have one son, a terrific daughter-in-law, and two, soon to be three, beautiful grandchildren.