David McCormick is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving alongside his wife, Elizabeth, as a mission advocate for the South Central Jurisdiction.
Commissioned in May 2016, David previously worked as director of Chicuque Rural Hospital in Mozambique. He and his family currently reside in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Taking up a call of faithful service and personal reconciliation, David strives to live into John Wesley’s words to “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
From north Louisiana, David is a member of Grace Community United Methodist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana Annual Conference. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.
David was born into The United Methodist Church, which provided the opportunity for growth in grace and active participation in the Christian community. He developed a deep faith that sculpted his views of service, love and salvation. He was active on annual conference and jurisdictional levels of youth ministry. After graduation, he returned to his home church, where he was involved with young adult groups and realized a call to international mission.
During a mission journey to Honduras, David made two important realizations: “the sense of peace and a tug at the heart while in the mission environment and, second, the love for my future wife, Elizabeth.” David and Elizabeth discerned together that stirring with their faith community, and trusting God’s call, they become missionaries.
As a mission advocate, David seeks to serve alongside conferences and local churches to encounter the Holy Spirit through missional information and mission opportunities. His guidance focuses on healthy partnerships that lead to sustainable mission projects and missionary support.
Serving as a domestic missionary was quite a transition, David admitted, but he realized he was connecting Global Ministries and U.S. churches. “We see God’s spirit moving as we remind churches of their connection to the body of Christ around the world,” David said. “It gives Christians a fuller picture of who God is and who God is calling us to be.”
The couple has two children, Eva and Annie.