Rev. I. David Byrd

David is an ordained minister who  has been blessed to bring the corporate trainings, execution and experiences alongside the ministerial calling, theological trainings and experiences into a union of  ministry and administration. He is a past Director of Student Ministries at the 15,000 member Apostolic Church of God. He lead 40 ministries, coalescing 700 volunteers serving 2,500 youth.  He led the staff and volunteers in developing holistic spiritual, educational and social programs to help young people develop resiliency in school, church and their community.

David is a noted preacher, teacher, mentor, coach and workshop facilitator for youth, youth workers and parents across the country. His ministry and teaching has  impacted lives across denominational, generational and cultural boundaries. David’s research and ministry practice focuses on the effects of cultural practices and norms on the  identity development of adolescent from differing social locations.

 David has over 30 years of corporate experience converting strategy into effective execution to achieve operational excellence in the private, public-adjacent, non-profit and social enterprise sectors. David has held leadership positions in organizations from the Fortune 50 to small start-ups.  A metrics-oriented servant-leader who facilitates transformation by managing and empowering team members to deliver superior performance with distinctive long-term impact.

Educationally, David holds Masters from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh and McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.  His undergraduate degree in computer Science and Business Management is from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. David is a 2018 Doctorate of Divinity candidate at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

David currently serves on the boards of the National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM) and Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA).  

 David is married to his best friend, Monique.