Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer and strategist – and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. His training skills have been used to mobilize church planters, pastors and ministry leaders across the country and around the world. Missional Challenge partners together with churches, networks and denominations to advance disciplemaking movements globally.

With 25+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches. He created The Multiplication Cycle™ to assist church planters to start churches by making disciples. He has trained and coached hundreds of coaches and church planters across the United States and internationally.

Dave has been coaching pastors and church planters for more than ten years. His experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Dave is author of Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living and co-author of The Missional Journey with Bob Logan and 99 Powerful Questions for Christian Leaders with Steve Ogne.

The International Coach Federation designated him Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Dave and his wife, Deanne, live in Bellevue, Washington.


  • Passion for church planting and disciplemaking movements
  • Professional coach training and certification through CoachNet
  • Graduate of the Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program
  • Member and former board member of ICF Washington State
  • Certified Assessor of church planters using the Ridley Behavioral Interview
  • Ordained Pastor with 25+ years in the ministry
  • D.Min. focused on Transformational Leadership for Church Multiplication from Bakke Graduate University of Ministry
  • Director of Church Multiplication for the Missionary Church Western Region
  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

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