David A. Arruda

Pastor/Director - N.U.H.O.P.E and Orphan Sunday

Pastor David A. Arruda was born and raised in Fall River, MA. Was a Member of the US. Army. Resided in Alaska for 13 years before returning to New England. Pastor David A. has been a United Methodist since 1993 his has been in the pastoral ministry since 2002. David came into the ministry with a passion to help churches turn around. In 2004 he developed the 11th Hour Church process. This process is to take a closing church and turn it around. In 2005 Bishop Weaver gave David the opportunity to put the 11th Hour Church process into practice. Since then David has led two churches through successful “turn-a-rounds”, and has helped coach other churches.

David is a member of the New England Annual Conference Local Church Transformation Committee, one of the founders of the New England Annual Conferences School of Congregational Development, chairs the RISEM District Congregational Development Committee, member of the RISEM District Ministry Team, a Natural Church Development Coach, chairs N.U.H.O.P.E. (NEAC orphan and adoption ministry), advisor to the We C.A.R.E Village Orphanage Zimbabwe, Massachusetts State coordinator for “Christian Alliance for Orphans” Orphan Sunday and currently the Director of Pastoral Outreach “Christian Alliance for Orphans” Orphan Sunday

David’s approach to church and church transformation is far from the so-called “norm”. To say David’s approach is somewhat unorthodox would be an understatement.
No matter how far he is outside of the boat or box or how unorthodox his approach is, David is never far from his relationship with Jesus. David feels without a solid up close and personal relationship with Jesus Christ there cannot be any church transformation. A relationship with Jesus is paramount for reviving our churches.

in 2005 David lead the New England Annual Conference to pass Resolution 210 Which brought the orphan & foster children crisis to the for front of the conference and established N.U.H.O.P.E which he chairs. Also David is in the process to be a similar resolution to the General Conference in 2016.
David loves nature and the great outdoors, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Climbing, Photography, and an avid Woodworker & Wood Carver.
David lives in Somerset MA with his wife Jane, has three children Elvis, Katie, and Matt and on grandson Masen.

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Additional Resources

How Orphan Ministry Saved a Dying Church: SHToday-Spring07

Travel Info

Honorarium is at the discretion of the host. Only need reimbursement for actual travel expenses

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