Dr. David A. Newberry is a dynamic preacher and teacher of the Word, whose ministry is earmarked by consistent demonstrations of the power of God in healing and miracles. His vision is to help bring in the end-time harvest by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
He ministers internationally and across America, preaching crusades, holding miracle services, building up local churches, teaching in Bible schools and at conferences. In 46 years of full-time ministry, David has ministered in 37 countries, proclaiming the Gospel in power. He pastored for 10 ½ years, including pioneering Miracle Life Family Church – a vibrant church of 1,100 people in Zambia, Africa (98-04). Expect your life to be transformed as you receive the Word today.
Dr. David A. Newberry’s vision is to help bring in the end-time harvest by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. David was called to preach at the age of nineteen. He attended Bible college, graduating with BA degrees in Bible and History and a minor in Education. David and his late wife of 37 years, Cheryl, met and married in 1965.
They immediately began full-time Christian ministry and were ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1968. They pastored for five years in Oklahoma, before answering the call to missions in 1970.
From 1972 through 1981, they ministered among the Zulu tribe in the country of South Africa. Evangelistic crusades were conducted, five churches were built, and seed was sown into numerous churches, Bible schools and Bible school students.
Before returning to the USA in mid-1981, the Lord began to deal with David concerning a new direction in their ministry. It was confirmed in both their hearts that the Lord wanted them to move to the country of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). Whereas their previous ministry had been centered within the Assemblies of God mission structure, the Lord began to show David that the move of God that was coming to Africa was going to be much larger than any one church could contain. The Lord began to speak to him about evangelizing the country of Zimbabwe.
In Zimbabwe, evangelistic crusades were held in a 10,000 seat tent. The Gospel was preached to often over-flowing crowds, bringing salvation, healing and deliverance to thousands. New converts were channeled into new works or into existing local churches representing many different denominations. Just as the Lord had shown David earlier, God was moving and this move had no barriers as to age, color or church affiliation.
The charismatic-faith message became very real to him as the Holy Spirit opened up scriptures. Teaching by men such as Kenneth E. Hagin and Kenneth Copeland brought a new dimension to his ministry, resulting in a greater flow of the gifts of the Spirit.
While in Zimbabwe, David served as Field Secretary on an Executive Committee for Southern Africa, overseeing 75 missionaries, seven Bible schools and a printing press. He also was the Chairman of the Field for Zimbabwe and oversaw Children’s Child Care providing food relief and ministry to starving Mozambique refugees.
The Lord also opened the doors during that time for him to travel as a guest with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, praying for the sick in crusades.
In keeping with the vision of evangelism involving the entire body of Christ, the Newberrys resigned from the A/G missions department in 1987, leaving behind trucks, a PA system, a 10,000 seat tent and a ministry headquarters. They went out not knowing exactly how or where they were going; only knowing the Lord was leading them into an exciting new phase of ministry! They went forth reaching the nations of southern and central Africa with a faith-filled message that Jesus saves, delivers and heals today.
From 1987 to 1994, the Newberry’s ministry was Tulsa-based. During that time they spent six months per year ministering in Africa. Cheryl had the opportunity of attending Rhema Bible Training Center. Brother Newberry is ordained with Rhema Ministerial Associational International.
In 1994, they shipped all of their household and an evangelism truck to Zambia, where they lived, Cheryl until her home going in August, 2002, and David until February, 2004. While in Zambia, the great need for people to be discipled stirred in their hearts the vision to establish a Bible school. In 1995 they saw the Lord move graciously, saving and healing thousands. Preparation for the start of the Bible school classes began. The Lord gave divine favor as a church provided a beginning set of curriculum. In January, 1996, Miracle Life School of the Bible began. The Bible school was setup up with
sixteen subjects, each of which consisted of 20 hours of teaching.
Oswald Chambers once said:
It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call, because then you are not bothered by what God requires; common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment . . . but if once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God wants will always come like a goad; and you will no longer be able to work for Him on the common-sense basis.
For several years, the Lord dealt with David about starting a church. In May, 1998, Miracle Life Family Church was started in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. The church exploded in growth, starting with only 17 and growing to 1,100 in 5 ½ years.
In 2003, God began to speak to Brother Newberry about a season of new beginnings and that he would be basing out of the States. The Lord spoke to him about a couple to take over the church in Zambia. God had helped him grow a church of influence that the city and the nation have not been able to ignore. The dynamic of growing leaders was and is a vital key to changing a city with the Gospel. The leadership of Miracle Life Family Church was passed on to a great couple, Pastors Walker and Haley Schurz who took this multi-ethnic, self-supporting church to the next level. It is exciting to see fruit that remains, with the church now running over 4,000.
Also, Brother Newberry has had the privilege of investing into the lives of future leaders in Dallas, teaching for a year at Christ for the Nations. During his time there, he saw miracles among his students, with many being healed and filled with the Holy Ghost.
He has served as a counselor to military personnel and as a consultant to both Operation Freedom and the Military Bible Association. Operation Freedom provides military personnel with godly counseling, Bibles, access to the gospel through radio and television, and a platform in the media by which military personnel can share their faith with the world. He has also been involved in the planning stages of the Military Chaplains’ Leader’s Bible.
The Lord opened up doors for him to work among the Slavic (Russian speaking) peoples. He has helped train almost 1,000 Slavic youth for the ministry in Siberia, the Ukraine, and America.
Dr. Newberry is a man who believes that the supernatural is natural, whose ministry has been earmarked by consistent demonstrations of the power of God in healing and miracles. He ministers internationally and across America, preaching crusades, holding miracle services, building up local churches, teaching in Bible schools and at conferences. In 46 years of full-time ministry, David has ministered in 37 countries, proclaiming the Gospel in power. He knows that as the message of the Gospel is preached, lives will be changed by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.