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District Chaplain


David Wildman grew up in Austria, the son of pastors and missionaries. As a young adult, he spent four years as an EMT with the Austrian Red Cross. In 2003, he moved to the U.S. to study at Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he met his future wife, April. After graduating, he joined the college’s staff in 2005 as the Creative Director and Marketing Director.
In 2014, David and April decided to move to Naples, Florida, and joined the staff at NaplesChurch. There, he served as an Associate Pastor and contributed as Creative Director until 2018. In January 2019, David took a leap and started his own local marketing agency, helping small and large businesses with their marketing, branding, and website needs. Along the way, in 2017, they became parents to their son, Liam. Nowadays, they continue to serve as volunteers and licensed minister at Grow Church in Naples, Florida.

Chaplain David has a passion for faith, service, and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

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