David Winston is the pastor of Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry at Living Word Christian Center and the director of Bill Winston Ministries, a worldwide outreach ministry, both based in Forest Park, IL. In these roles, he has dedicated himself to planting and advancing the kingdom of God in the hearts of people around the world.
During his senior year of college, after applying to medical school to be a cardiologist, Pastor David heard the voice of God calling him to ministry, saying, "You had planned to heal hearts in the natural, but I have called you to heal hearts in the spirit." At the age of 22, he accepted the call and began pursuing his Masters of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
While in Tulsa, David met his lovely wife, Niki, and together they now have four children: Jacob, Jordan, Joshua and Lily.
In 2009, Pastor David and his wife started Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry under the commission of his father, Dr. Bill Winston, pastor of Living Word Christian Center. Through Bible studies, events, and media, Go Hard for Christ reaches thousands of youth with the transformational power of the Word of God. The ministry focuses on pointing young people to their purpose by revealing the truth of God's Word.
Pastor David is passionate about teaching and encouraging people of all ages how to have victory through Jesus Christ in every area of their lives, and how to discover and pursue their God-given destiny.