As Interim President and Director of International Operations for Partners International Canada, Dave Hunt is the head of an international organization that works with over 104 local Christian ministries in 63 different countries. Working primarily in the 10/40 window, Partners International Canada specializes in holistic and long-term sustainable international development.
Whether on the Amazon river, in the foothills of the Himalaya’s or at home in Canada, Dave is pursuing his ambition to experience life as an adventure by making himself available to God however and wherever He leads. That path directed Dave and Colleen to Zambia for 13 years where Dave’s passion grew to empower local leaders and their vision for mission.
Even as Dave serves as interim president, he continues to serve as the organization’s Director of International Operations managing a network of 25 international partnerships weighted towards the hardest-to-reach and the darkest contexts on the globe. His mandate is to find and grow extraordinary partnerships with indigenous-led ministries to bring transformation to the least-reached and least-resourced places of the world.
Dave completed graduate studies in theology and served in rural Africa as a leadership trainer and church planter with the Africa Evangelical Fellowship, SIM and the Canadian Centre for World Mission. Dave came to Partners International in 2009 with the unique experience of being one of our Partner Ministry leaders. He knows first-hand the pressures and constraint s of running a church planting movement where vision outstrips resources. While Africa is in his blood, Dave has travelled extensively in his role throughout Asia, South America and the Middle East. God has put him in a place to multiply his impact by supporting exceptional global leaders.
Dave describes himself as a church planter by vocation and is ordained by the Evangelical Church in Zambia and Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada. Dave and Colleen live in Stouffville Ontario with their four children. They are active members of Springvale Baptist Church where they lead a small group and serve in children’s ministry. In his spare time, Dave enjoys camping, challenging his three sons to whatever sport is at hand, and spoiling his daughter.
‘…let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth…’
1 John 3:18
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