Dave was exposed to the gospel from his childhood on and repented of his sin when he was seventeen. Shortly thereafter, he had a desire to go overseas for the sake of the gospel, which eventually led him to Asia. While there, he met Amy, who was in Asia with the same burden to share the gospel and teach English. After getting married in 2007, they moved to Jupiter, Florida where Dave attended The Expositors Seminary, completing his M.Div. in 2013. His time at Grace Immanuel Bible Church equipped him for pastoral ministry and affirmed his desire to engage in a church strengthening ministry by training pastors.
The Temples have two kids, Micah (2011) and Sophie (2013).
The Temples have served with CAPA in Malawi since 2016 and transitioned off the field in June 2021. Dave has enjoyed training pastors in the classroom and has desired to more directly minister in the context of the local church. To that end the Temples have transitioned out of Malawi and will work with the elders from their sending church in Jupiter, Florida (Grace Immanuel Bible Church) while they determine their next ministry opportunities.
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