1) Final Review for David Mays —

If you didn’t get a book review from him at one time or another (maybe you were living on Mars?), you probably heard one of his webinars. (See his book reviews, nearly 1000 of them.) He actually featured Brigada on a recent webinar… and, in his typical well-prepared way, he modeled a level of excellence for me that was such a trademark, it might as well have been his middle name. David Mays entered the marketplace as a director of quality control in a major pharmaceutical company. In some ways, when it comes to quality control, he never really laid aside the clipboard. In his work with ACMC, and most recently, with The Mission Exchange (formerly EFMA), he was always “Mr. Resource,” and constantly improving the capacity of local churches and agencies wanting to make a global impact. But this past week, he went on up to see Jesus.


David Mays will be missed, but not forgotten. Missions Exchange might try to replace him, but they’ll need five employees to come close to what David did solo… and each of those five better be good. Bravo David. Job well done. Enjoy heaven. We’ll look forward to your tips about that come our turn.

6 Responses to 1) Final Review for David Mays —
  1. K Reply

    David was a tremendous blessing and example!

    I’m grateful for his strategic approach in creating a valuable resource and then trying to multiply it to the benefit of as many leaders as he could. He was certainly a great resource for me.

  2. Shane Reply

    Hey Doug, Great thoughts on Dave. Thanks. I was able to get to his funeral and was thankful to see the wonderful way Jesus was exalted as we celebrated Dave’s life.

    Here’s a link to my thoughts in Missions Catalyst about how mobilizers can learn from Dave’s life.


    Blessings, Shane

  3. Dennis Miller Reply

    Doug, thanks for the memorium to Dave. He was the first speaker at the first ACMC Conference I ever attended back in 93 or somewhere around that time in Portland, OR. Over the years he was the resource for all things mission! We all miss him.

  4. James Reply

    I will miss Dave and his regular instruction. I was a part of ACMC conferences some time ago and have grown greatly through Dave’s consistent passing along the fruit of his reading and study.

  5. James Janzen Reply

    I was saddened to read that Dave has gone to glory. I have greatly appreciated all his book reviews. What a ministry and this only a small fraction of his ministry. A life well lived.

  6. Stayton Reply

    I didn’t know David personally but got SO MUCH from his summaries. They were complete with page numbers – etc – loved it! And I wrote to tell him so (thank you God, that I responded to that urge!). Please pass on blessings to his family

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