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J17Ministries’ Founder

Pastor David Drum is a Tucson native, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He served as the solo/lead pastor of Community of Hope Lutheran Church in Tucson from 1990-2011. In 2011, he became the full time Church Domain Director for 4Tucson, helping churches and pastors throughout Tucson work more closely together. David has been married to his beautiful wife Valerie for 30 years, and they have 4 children and one grandchild. David has served as the president for Tucson Association of Evangelicals and Tucson Ministry Fellowship, on the national Board of Trustees and Board of Ministry for Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, and as the founder/leader for the Evangelical Renewal District of LCMC. He has authored two books, Jesus’ Surprising Strategy, and If It Was Easy, Jesus Wouldn’t Have Prayed for It, both addressing Jesus’ prayer for citywide Christian unity. In October, 2018, David founded J17 Ministries to further align with Jesus’ heart. A frequent preacher, teacher, conference presenter, and workshop facilitator, David shares the good news of Jesus with both passion and humor.