Hi Folks! I am Evangelist David Whitacre and I oversee Eternal Life Ministries. We do local and foreign mission work.
Our ministry team consists of my wife Lexie, our son Brian, and our two daughters, Jessica and Katie. My wife and I have been married since 1989. We live in Inwood, WV.
Lexie oversees the children's area of our "Hope for the Homeless" program. She coordinates all the meals for Thanksgiving and the toy Outreach at Christmas.
God has placed it in my heart to teach and preach to the lost and the unreached. What I take to them is the life saving, life changing, salvation and love of Jesus Christ.
When I’m talking to a small group, or a large crowd, I like to pass around a small basket and tell them that the real reason Jesus came to the earth is in this basket.
I tell them it is very simple. When each one of them looks into the basket, they will see themselves in the mirror that I have placed in the bottom of the basket.
I tell them that Jesus came for you! It doesn’t matter what race, gender, or nationality you are, Jesus came so that you may have eternal life.
I gave my life to the Lord and was baptized when I was 12 yrs. old. Later in my teen years the allure of the world pulled me away from God.
During those years my sin separated me from God. I still knew that God loved me, but he didn’t love the sin that I was in.
During times in my life, without God directing my steps, I thought I had all that the world could offer, but I could still feel this empty void that the world could not fill.
That void was Jesus Christ.
When I came back to the love that only knowing Jesus can give, that void was full and running over. Like the old saying goes, what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger.
When I was going through tough times (the Bible calls this the fire) God was refining me to be able to help people in the different areas of their lives today.
I thank God every day now that I was grounded in his word when I was a child. That way, when I strayed away from God, I had a reference point to come back to when I repented before God and asked him to forgive me of my sins.
Now I run to God, instead of from God.
Our home church is Open Door Baptist Church in Clearbrook,VA. where I am the Street Ministry and Missions Coordinator.
TEACHING GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Eternal Life Ministries
Address: P.O.Box 162
Inwood, WV 25428