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Dr. David Nelson
Founder and President

Dr. Nelson photo wearing a lei

Dr. David Nelson

Dr. David Nelson is the President and Founder of Crossing Cultures International (CCI) based in the Tampa, FL area.  Although the ministry was officially founded in 2006, the genesis of the vision for the ministry goes back to 1986 when David began as a Church Planter planting churches in Asia.  This has now expanded to six continents and about forty nations.

David with leaders in Bolivia

David Nelson with Ministry Leaders in Bolivia

God has used David to be the catalyst in training of more than 20,000 leaders - pastors, lay people and business leaders - who are taught and equipped in the Bible but also to become multipliers in their own nations.  David has been at the forefront of teaching and equipping many leaders from their own nations rather than relying primarily on missionaries from the West to advance the Gospel.  This strategy bridges huge language, cultural and financial barriers so that the Good News can accelerate.

Philippines class

David and Team Equipping Various Filipino Leaders

Myanmar class with Dr. Nelson

David Teaching Myanmar Pastors how to Preach

​David did his doctoral work at Liberty University and is the author of various books.  He is married to Mindy and is the father of two children and has 6 grandchildren.

David & Mindy Nelson speaking at a US church

David and Mindy speaking at a USA Church

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