WHO? OUR TEAM
DAVID GILLIAM – A native of Marion, Virginia, U.S.A., David has served in ministry for over 20 years. In a partnership between Encounter Generation and City Disciples Christian Ministries, David served in one of the lead roles of a team that planted two churches and a school of ministry in the Philippines. He has served as a co-overseer of that Philippines network of churches since 2014. Through the years, he has ministered on staff at four other churches, serving in such roles as interim preacher, pastor of helps, youth pastor and worship leader. He has written two books, produced material for radio and television, and he has helped start two parachurch organizations, the latest which he founded in 2010 and currently leads as President of Encounter Generation.
David received a Masters in Practical Theology from The King’s University in Van Nuys, CA. He also graduated from The School for Missionary Development and The Leadership Training School in Jamaica, West Indies. His undergraduate is from King University in Bristol, TN with studies in English and Education. In 2014, David went through a bout with thyroid cancer in 2014 and now, thanks to the grace of God and God’s gift of modern medicine, he is cancer free. He believes that an encounter with Jesus can change anyone’s story and encounters with Jesus can awaken and equip a generation to fulfill their purpose and potential in God’s Kingdom story.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS AROUND THE WORLD
The ministry blueprint of Encounter Generation in Asia is to come alongside indigenous leaders who feel called to reach lost and hurting people, make disciples, equip leaders and plant churches in strategic places in the 10/40 Window in order to help them advance the Gospel of the Kingdom of God in their nations. We currently partner on many different levels with two ministries in Asia: Christ for Asia in Myanmar and City Disciples Christian Ministries in the Philippines.
MYANMAR – CHRIST FOR ASIA
PASTOR ROBIN KUNG, NO MI, OLIVIA, ANNA, BELLA
PHILIPPINES – CITY DISCIPLES CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
PASTOR JOSEPH MARAON, JOCELYN, NIGEL
NOTE: Encounter Generation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We seek to be accountable in every way as our team and ministry grows. We have a wonderful team of nine Directors that make up our Board and to whom David and the ministry are accountable. In addition, we have two sending churches, Royal Oak Church in Marion, VA and Calvary Church of SWVA in Chilhowie, VA. We also have several partnering churches and individual partners to whom we report and share what God is doing. In our church planting work in Asia, we also have overseeing elders and mentors who provide guidance, accountability and cultural sensitivity as we minister in Asia.