Dr. David S. Apple has directed ACTS—Active Compassion Through Service—the Mercy Ministry of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia since 1988. He has led divorce recovery and single parent ministries, and presently oversees 300 volunteer staff in outreach, evangelism and hospitality to homeless and addicted persons, nursing home residents, incarcerated men and women, people with special needs, and others.
His ministry includes deacon training and equipping churches across the United States for ministry in their communities. He also serves as a Chaplain with the Philadelphia Police Department. For more information, please visit www.activecompassionphilly.org.
David earned a B.A. from Calvin College, a Pastoral Counseling Certificate from Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, and an MATS and D.Min. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to salvation in 1966 through the incarnational ministry of Northside Chapel CRC in inner-city Paterson, NJ. That experience has shaped his life and ministry.