About the Author

Dave and Gloria McDowell have 5 adult children and 12 non-adult grandchildren. Their 49 yrs. of marriage and ministry have taught them much about life and about God. You would think that after all these years they would have it together and display a perfect marriage, but they continue (sigh) to be imperfect people who have learned to live by God’s grace and the support and prayers of family and friends, to remain committed to their marriage, usable to God, and (hopefully) helpful to others. 

Dave graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College (IL), a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Masters in Sacred Theology from Union Theological Seminary (NYC), and a PhD. from Trinity College and Seminary (IN). Gloria received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Wheaton College and her Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from Elms College (MA). She is also a gifted musician.

If you desire to have Pastor Dave as a speaker at your church or conference, you may contact him at mcd7@sbcglobal.net. If you desire to learn how to start an ESL ministry at your church, you may contact Gloria at the same address.

FYI: Pastor Dave has just written a new book, The Just Shall Live by Faith: An Expanded Outline of the Book of Romans. It can be purchased at Amazon.com. He has written a second book, The Goodness of Affliction: Encouragement for Those Who Suffer, which will be published before the end of 2020. It will also be available on Amazon. He has had pancreatic cancer for the last 3 1/2 yrs. and this book fulfills his desire to minister to others who are suffering. He writes a weekly blog that you can follow at davemcdowell.org as well as being on Facebook and Linkedin.