David attended Rice University in Houston, Texas on a football scholarship, where he also became president of the Rice chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, and Athletes in Action. After graduating with a degree in behavioral science, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a master of divinity degree. In college and in seminary, demonstrating a proclivity for linguistics, he completed five years of Greek and three years of Hebrew language studies.
As a full-time evangelist for more than forty-five years, using a ministry model for outreach David developed which includes several areas of concentration, David has reached millions of people around the world with a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The five “arms” of David Stockwell Evangelistic Association (DSEA) ministry outreach programs are:
David's School Program, David Stockwell Speaks Out, has been presented from coast to coast in America and in thousands of schools in many countries. David has a special ability to communicate with today's youth with clarity, power and relevance, focusing upon educating students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, AIDS, and sexual immorality, and focusing upon God's standards for living an abundant life, purity, respect for authority, and the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. As he travels and speaks internationally to thousands upon thousands of people, David preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise.
Through student programs, evangelistic outreaches, training conferences and distribution of Bibles and discipleship materials, David seeks to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and to assist and train local leaders and believers for effective ministry.
David is a powerful communicator of the Gospel and a dynamic preacher, harvest evangelist and motivational speaker. He has ministered in churches, schools, universities, prisons, government offices, medical facilities, sports arenas, and a variety of other venues, as well as in rallies, crusades, and revivals across America and in many nations overseas, including Bangladesh, Brazil, England, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, The Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In more than forty-five years of evangelistic ministry, David has seen hundreds of thousands of people pray to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, making public professions of faith in Christ and Christ alone. David and his wife, Amy, are committed to the clear, uncompromising communication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and serve God together in full-time evangelistic ministry.