• david andersen

    State Chaplain, Virginia

    Ministry Leaders
    Dr. David J. Andersen was born in a pastor’s home, the sixth of seven children raised in Virginia Beach, VA. After receiving Christ in high school, hungering to know God's Word and prepare for ministry, he attended Bible college, graduating in 1986. He was ordained while serving with his father as youth pastor. In 1996, he moved to California to attend The Master's Seminary, graduating in May of 2001.

    His greatest joy while there was the gift of his wife, Beloved, Eunjoo, in January of 1999. He then returned to The Master’s Seminary for his Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching which he received in May of 2018. He has served the legislators as well as our leaders in the executive and Judicial branches in the Virginia Capitol since 2003 and has served as the Chaplain of the Capitol Police since 2018.

    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 and that study, Christ’s Kingdom Commission, was published by Leadership Library in 2014, (available at Leadership Library) 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 has just finished studying Acts, the Church History book, written from a Medical Doctor to a Governor. The discovery of the evangelism strategy of Christ and it’s fulfillment in Acts has been a continual joy. We especially appreciate your prayers for us and probably our most neglected people group, our political leaders, though they are presented as our first priority in prayer in 1 Timothy 2:1-4.