Rev. David Wheeler has been pastor to a wide array of congregations, ranging from 13 to 7500 members, for over 20 years. He has spoken at numerous regional and national events and served as a strategic consultant to congregations seeking to expand or rejuvenate their ministries. He has a track record of bringing revitalization to the congregations he has served.
David believes in the necessity of inter-religious dialogue, interfaith cooperation, and building community-wide coalitions to work on matters of social justice such as LGBTQ+ equality, racial justice, and poverty-related concerns. He is totally convinced that the gospel is a message of love, inclusion, and peace with justice, and so he has devoted his career to fostering this kind of culture wherever he serves.
Born and raised near Austin, TX, David’s family moved to Washington State when he was entering high school, so he saw a great deal of the country before moving to Oklahoma where he has lived and served now for over 23 years. He received a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University, in Nampa, ID, and a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has served churches in Washington State, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
David is married to Cherie Wheeler, an elementary music educator and flutist. They are the proud parents of Isaac and Joshua.