dr. david andersen
State Chaplain, Virginia
David originally considered foreign missions, but when introduced to the vision of serving in a capitol on January 31, 2002, he studied the ministry of the Apostle Paul. In that initial study, he discovered that Paul was strategically commissioned to bear Christ’s name before "Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel" in Acts 9:15. Then, after discovering that all (but four) cities where Paul chose to minister were capitals in fulfillment of Acts 1:8 & 9:15, and that Paul took his name from the first king he won to Christ (Sergius Paulos), David began to get excited about ministry to government leaders.
He never dreamed that he could be called to a ministry from the Scriptures, but that night/next morning he became fully convinced of a biblical calling through Christ’s commissions, their strategic application in the book of Acts, and especially Paul’s first exhortation and priority for the Church: "I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence; for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who desires all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:1-4).
David’s calling drove him to biblically research that strategy for the next twelve years and that study was published by Leadership Library, (available at www.leadershiplibrary.us), as Christ’s Kingdom Commission in 2014, with an additional Study Guide in 2015.
David embraces the two-fold priority of the Apostles in Acts 6:4, “We will give ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word.” Those priorities are applied by a specific emphasis on each: strengthening God’s people in prayer, especially for their leaders, from July to December and ministering the Word to our Virginia leaders in weekly expositional Bible studies from January to June. By 2012 he completed the book of Matthew, presenting the King of Kings to our leaders. Then studying the only prophet who refused to fulfill his commission, Jonah, in 2012-13 he rejoiced in the greatest revival in the history of the world, occurring in an Imperial capital and beginning with a king! He is currently studying Acts, the Church history book, written from a medical doctor to a Governor. The discovery of the strategy of Christ and it’s fulfillment in Acts is a continual joy (see “Bible Studies”- top left). We especially appreciate your prayers for us and maybe our most neglected people group, our political leaders.