Dave Wible

Testimony Church, Ohio, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Mentor Ohio, Mentor Ohio
Testimony Church
December 11

About My Family

Jill and I are first and forever followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, who loved us and died for us. He is our Savior, our life and our love. We are humbled and sincerely grateful to the Southern Baptist Convention for enabling us to actually live out a lifetime dream of being full-time, disciple-making movement church planters after serving Christ bivocationally for 44 years. We became disciple-making movement church planters at age 61! Jill and I have three children, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two more being wondrously formed by God Almighty right now.

About My Church Plant

Our disciple making movement is called Testimony Church. We are unique in many ways. We do not plant churches; we make disciples—lots of them, 230 salvations in 3 1/2 years—and these obedient followers of Christ group to become organically planted churches right where they are. We are also different in that we have never asked anyone for money. We depend on God to meet our ministry needs or help us personally find more work to meet our own needs. We have no debt. We have no buildings, except an apartment donated when the owner saw God working through us on his property. We spend about $400 or less to bring someone to Christ.
We seldom ask anyone to come to our meetings. Instead, we go to them. This is organic church planting. God gives us amazing harvests this way.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.


Pray for the Lord Jesus to continue to give us many persons of peace whose hearts have been prepared by Him to receive Christ as their Savior and Lord. Pray that every Testimony Church disciple will be a fruit bearer, leaving this world behind and following Jesus at all costs through obedience to His living, loving Word. Pray for Dave and Jill, who are now both back working full-time jobs at 65+ along with leading the Testimony Movement ministry. Pray for miraculous strength and for God's keeping and protective hand on their health and home.


Your prayers are our salvation and our hope.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: 18YJ1K-Wible,Dave