Evangelist Dave Kistler was born into a pastor’s home and came to Christ at the age of 5. During his teenage years, he began preparing for a legal profession. However, at the age of 16, he sensed the overwhelming call of God to preach the gospel. Following his college and seminary training (during which he obtained an undergraduate degree in Bible and Graduate degrees in Pastoral Studies and Divinity-including Biblical Languages), Dave joined the staff of a large church in Florida, leading a youth group of 125 teens. After two years in youth ministry, he yielded to full-time evangelistic ministry.
For over 30 years, Dave, his wife Betsy and children (Rachael, Nathan and Hannah) have traveled the world proclaiming the gospel and the word of God. Included in his ministry is an evangelistic outreach to major cities via a 2000 seat tent. Since 2001, Dave has conducted three crusades in Washington, DC, and two in the Pentagon. As a result of those evangelistic endeavors, he has started an ongoing ministry to elected officials in the nation's capital called “HOPE To The Hill.“
Evangelist Kistler’s ministry (HOPE Ministries International) has ministered in England, France, Belgium, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Mexico, the West Indies and Africa, as well as in almost every state in the nation!
“....Iím sure you hear all the time how your family has blessed someone, but I want to also tell you just how the Lord is working through you. I’m 37 years old raising 3 teens by myself. Well, not by myself. The Lord is doing it really and truly. See, 3 years ago this Tuesday I caught my husband in adultery and I tried to stab him to death. We had been going to church for about six months. My husband had even “gotten saved”. I thought our lives were really changing. Our boys grew up in church but me and Dad didn’t go regularly. So, my husband left myself and 3 boys and over $100,000 dollars in debt, and I wasn’t working. I had to file bankruptcy and move into a one bedroom house.
Over the last 3 years the Lord has picked me up so many times I can’t even count. My oldest son is in college now to become a missionary, but I really want to thank you and the Lord for the work done this week is nothing more than a miracle of God. My 15 year old son made a confession that he will go if the Lord so sees fit. And my 13 year old was telling his uncle what he understood from one of the nightly messages.
In other words, your messages have changed not only my life and gave so much hope that I praise the Lord for what changes have occurred in my boys’ life. May God bless each of you and bless you to see souls saved.”
“.....Last night during the invitation, I prayed the prayer to allow me to witness to at least one person in the next 60 days. And at 3:18PM today (less than 24 hours after my prayer), I got my chance!! A man who heads the cleaning crew here at my place of employment was dusting in my cube. And he said to me, how are you doing today? And I replied “Better than I deserve. Do you know what I mean?” He looked at me for a second and then said, “You know, its all by God’s grace that we are here”. So then I said to him, “We are all ‘better than we deserve’. We don’t deserve to breathe let alone be sitting here talking - God blesses us with so much and we realize so little.“ He then said, “You sound like a believer. Let me ask you this, ‘Do you think we can have eternal life on this Earth’?” I then told him “We have eternal life the moment we are saved.” I then told him about the Rapture and he had never heard of it!!
My opportunity will continue – we will be having lunch next week – pray that this man can get a clear understanding of the Gospel!!”
“.....We were greatly blessed to have you all at our church recently. Our hearts were touched and challenged by the messages in Word and song. I believe this was the best attended and spiritual revival we have seen here at our local church. May God richly bless you and your family.”
“.....Your family has been a tremendous blessing in our lives. We are members of a local church and just spent a week of revival with you and revival in my soul it was. I have been a member there for nearly 15 years and I have never seen the altar be full night after night as it was during that week. God has TRULY given you a gift to deliver his word and your wife and children are extraordinarily talented with their music. I am a preacher’s kid myself and have listened to many men of God preach his word but by far you are one of the finest preachers I have had the privilege to hear. I pray that God would abundantly bless you and your family and that he will give you the means necessary to continue delivering the gospel.”
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