Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Reverend David Anthony Gilmore is an ordained elder of The United Methodist Church, Reverend Gilmore answered the call to ministry in 1998 where he began serving as Ministries Assistant at Bethany UMC, New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2000, Reverend Gilmore was appointed to Swope Park UMC, Kansas City, MO. At the time of his appointment, the church reported a membership of 47. Under Reverend Gilmore’s spiritual guidance and able leadership, the church’s membership increased to 270 and included a music ministry that expanded to include five choirs and three praise groups. In his next appointment at The ‘Historic’ Centennial UMC (2008 – 2016), the church received more than 300 new members, nurtured 5 candidates into the ministry; and, planted the True Vine Missional Ministry at an offsite campus in order to engage the community beyond the community.
Currently Reverend Gilmore is appointed to the cabinet of the New York Conference as the Director of Church Development and Revitalization. In this role, he is responsible for planting new churches; identifying, equipping and empowering emerging leaders (clergy and laity); supporting and nurturing the creation of new ministries; offering one-on-one consultations with churches; and, providing consultations and recommendations for churches seeking to become vibrant.
This dynamic clergyman is a Lewis Center Community Leadership Fellow and the recipient of the recipient of the 2009 Harry Denman Evangelism Award for the Missouri Conference. Reverend Gilmore is willing to try ANY missional or outreach effort to spread the “Good News!” In his own words: “Taking Jesus to the streets and positively impacting lives should cause us to believe there is no missional idea that is too farfetched and if we do not feel God ‘stretching’ us something is wrong!”