REV. DAVID VAN FLEET – STREET LIFE MINISTRIES
In 1980, David’s life was radically changed from a lifestyle of selfishness and drug and alcohol abuse to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and he committed himself to Him wholly to know and serve Him intimately. Within a year, he entered a 5 month “Discipleship Training School” in Concord, New Hampshire with Youth With A Mission.
Afterwards, David and Robin were married, and in 1983 she trained in the same 5 month program. Subsequently, they enrolled in the 5 month “School of Evangelism” and graduated in 1984.
In 1984, their family of 3 moved to Manchester, New Hampshire and until 1989, served in two different local churches running weekly meetings connected with the local church and outreaches both in New England and Haiti. After a severe truck collision at David’s job, which almost took his life and left him with permanent neck and back injuries, he began seeking the Lord in prayer for further direction. It was at that time that the Lord directed them back into vocational missions work.
The family (5 by then) entered another 5 month program called “School of Missions” in Salem, Oregon which was also a Youth With A Mission Training School. This was in preparation for their service in the greater New York area. They joined Youth With A Mission Metro New York in March 1990, which was based in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They then served with YWAM, Metro New York through 1997.
David oversaw the operation of the Urban Outreach department of YWAM, Metro New York in which they served incoming teams who wanted to come to the city to make an impact in the areas of mercy ministry, evangelism, and getting to know the “Living God” in a more intimate and practical way daily. They did about every form of evangelism in NYC, sharing personally on the streets, setting up prayer tables to pray for people, performing dramas and live public praise bands in various locations in the city. These things are an expression of YWAM’s motto, “To know God and to make Him known”.
Additionally, both now and in the past, David speaks to all different groups at church services, conferences, retreats for young and old, and any other scheduled meeting. He has led teams of people to do evangelism in other countries such as Canada, Venezuela, Haiti, and the Ukraine.and for the past 12 years Brazil. His life and that of his wife and 4 children, is to obey the Holy Spirit, in whatever He says to do and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Since January 1997, the Van Fleet’s have founded and overseen Street LIFE Ministries, and are committed to see her become all God desires as a means to seeing Christ exalted, and His Body fully mature, and in helping to complete the GREAT COMMISSION!