The son of a missionary, Reverend David A. Cawston was born in Columbo, Sri Lanka, and raised in Bangalore, South India and Manila, Philippines. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington and has pursued further graduate studies.
Reverend Cawston has an extensive background and proven leadership as a missionary, pastor and church planter. He has been the Director of Teen Challenge in The Hague, Netherlands and also served as the European Director of Teen Challenge. He has pastored the International Christian Assembly in Hong Kong, First Assembly of God in Puyallup, Washington and Bethel Church in San Jose, California.
Reverend Cawston has a passion for reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, whether in missions, pastoring, evangelism or frequently as a special speaker at camp meetings, conferences, colleges and various other ministries around the United States and Canada. He has also published numerous articles and has co-authored several books.
Currently, Reverend Cawston is the senior pastor of Christian Life Center in Bensalem Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia area. He came to Philadelphia in 1992 and took a new church plant and has developed it into one of the largest churches in the region, reaching over 2500 people. Under his leadership, Christian Life Center has helped plant Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as found the Philadelphia Dream Center, an inner city outreach to the hurting and lost of inner city of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Dream Center is currently negotiating the acquisition of a relatively new 8 story hospital located in center city from which to minister to the needs of the homeless, underprivileged families, working poor, homebound elderly, prisons, gangs, prostitutes, drug dependent and all those affected by physical and spiritual poverty.
Reverend Cawston and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Reverend Cawston’s passion for those that are hurting and suffering is evident in his sermon ideas. Check them out for sermon topics and ideas today.