After graduating from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania, Professor David Leitch served two years as a youth pastor in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Five years as an Air Force nuclear missile launch officer was followed by law school and 12 years of full-time practice before moving into the education field. As a layman, David has often filled pulpits, taught a wide range of Sunday school classes, served as Awana and youth leader, as well as several terms as deacon. David holds a B.S. in Bible, M.Ed., J.D., and is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation in special education at Kent State University.
Not only is David's vocation tied to individuals with disabilities, his heart is as well. Most people would join the disabled population and wonder why God allows these types of physical and cognitive challenges, along with many of the other hurdles faced throughout life. Christ answers this question by explaining in John 9:3 that disabilities are not a punishment for sin but are permitted so that the work of God might be displayed in one’s life. David believes this is a message that is pertinent to everyone.
Designation (ordained or licensed)
David is licensed in the state of Illinois.