About Our Consultant


Dr. David Stein holds a Doctor of Ministry in Church Growth from Biola University's Talbot School of Theology where in his dissertation he studied key factors that help churches thrive. He is an ordained minister in the International Association of Ministries and a member of the Society of Church Consultants.

He has served in local church ministry where he put into practice his core training from his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary St. Paul (now Bethel University), and a double major Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies and Bible from Northwestern College (now the University of Northwestern). Additionally, he went on to earn a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Fuller Seminary.

He is also an active church musician where he seeks to bring together the strategic importance of quality worship and music as a core church growth factor. Dr. Stein is the president and founder of The Church Growth Institute where he seeks to continue the work of Donald McGavran in helping local churches carry out the Great Commission of Mt 28:18-20 which Jesus gave to the church.