David Loveless is a leadership coach, pastor to pastors and has been a strategic consultant to churches in over 50 countries. He is currently serving as Executive Director of Campuses & Leadership Development, as well as one of the teaching pastors at First Baptist Church Orlando, Florida.
In addition to his role at First Orlando, David coaches and consults with ministry leaders, and their teams, throughout the country, in how to have a thriving ministry, without losing their soul. He also acts as a team member for Clarity House, a consulting group that specializes in helping churches develop disciple making futures that they can believe in.
For 29 years, David served as founding pastor of Discovery Church, Orlando, Fl. During that time Discovery was identified in Dr. John Vaughn’s book as one of “America’s Most Influential Churches” and was named one of the Fastest Growing U.S. Churches in the 21st Century by Outreach Magazine. He also was the co-author of: Nothing to Prove and Church Wounds.
But at the height of ministry success, infidelity brought all that crashing down. In the aftermath of losing most everything, God brought about a phenomenal miracle of restoration and redemption, over a period of several years. Significant things were learned, that have continued to bring profound goodness to David and his wife Caron, as well as acting as a spiritual, marital, and leadership pathway, that has been a gift to countless numbers of church leaders, throughout the world.
David and Caron have three adult sons and eight grandkids, and they enjoy hiking, boating, biking, and traveling together. Their home is in Winter Garden, Fl.