Dave Guiles grew up in the home of a church planter and pastor. In 1987, upon completing his Master of Divinity studies at Grace Theological Seminary (Winona Lake, IN), Dave and his wife, Sue, joined the staff of Grace Brethren International Missions (since renamed Encompass World Partners). Their primary ministry was church planting in Argentina, and Dave also served as Regional Coordinator for Latin America. He was the principal author of ACTS (the Apostolic Church-planting Team Strategy), as well as a series of creative evangelistic and discipleship methods and materials.
In April 2000, Dave and Sue returned to the USA so he could assume the role of Executive Director of Encompass. In the quest to retool a 100+ year-old mission agency for a rapidly-changing world, Dave led through a series of significant changes, including rebranding, relocation, and restructuring of global operations. In addition to his role as Encompass’ Executive Director, he also serves as Coordinator for the Charis Alliance, a global network of churches that share a common commitment to biblical truth, biblical relationships, and biblical mission.
In 2013, Dave completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). Dave and Sue currently reside near the Encompass World Partners’ headquarters in Atlanta, and in the margins of a busy life are committed to helping start new churches.
Author of Discovering Global Missions & Mobilizing The Mobilizers