David Rhoades is a believer in Jesus Christ who is passionate about changing people's lives and transforming eternity.

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Dr. David H. Rhoades is the Lead Pastor of Cotton Ridge Baptist Church in Levelland, Texas. He has produced a number of biblically-based resources that help Christians lead others in becoming fully-devoted followers of Christ. He is currently working on his newest book, "Faith Coach," which is designed to encourage and inspire believers to transform the lives of others through the gospel. He states, "My mission is to glorify God in everything that I am and do, loving my wife as Christ loves His church, raising my children in the Lord, and faithfully equipping God's people to fulfill their purpose as disciple-makers."

After God called David to the gospel ministry in 1987, he immediately began preparing to fulfill his life's work. He enrolled at Criswell College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 1991. He and his wife Amy then moved to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity degree and the 1995 C.C. Randall Award for Evangelism. In 2005 he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree in Missions and Evangelism, writing a ground-breaking doctoral project designed to help churches engage their multiethnic communities in ministry. Since 1995, he has served as a pastor to churches in Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.

David enjoys studying Scripture, reading books, cooking, cheering on the Texas Longhorns, and spending time with his beautiful wife Amy and their kids: Timothy, Jonathan, and Mindi.


Ministry Highlights

  • Senior Pastor, Woodland Acres Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK (2006-2012)
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mt. Healthy, OH (2000-2006)
  • Pastor, Millbrook Baptist Church, Lancaster, TX (1996-1999) 
  • Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, DeQuincy, LA (1995-1996)