Shumate, Dave and Linda


Location / North America
Country / United States
Website / dshumate@mgmi.org
Mission Board / Mission Gospel Ministries International

About Us


Dr. David Shumate and his wife, Linda, came to know the Lord while they were graduate students at Harvard University, he in Law and she in Chemistry. David felt the call to full-time ministry, and upon completion of his law degree, they moved to South Carolina where David attended Bob Jones Seminary earning his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees and subsequently teaching in the school of religion and the seminary. While pursuing his seminary studies and teaching ministry, David served for fifteen years as Associate Pastor of Faith Baptist Church. During that time, he became increasingly burdened for the work of God in Latin America and among American Hispanics. In 2005, he and his family became missionaries with Mexican Gospel Mission in Phoenix, Arizona, where he continues to serve as General Director. Several years ago, he also assumed the posts of Seminary Dean at International Baptist College and Seminary and that of Chairman of the Board of Foundations Baptist Fellowship. David preaches and teaches in English and in Spanish, ministering in the United States and on the foreign field.

Linda has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, and she has co-authored two Christian high school science textbooks.  In addition to her ministry as wife, mother and grandmother, Linda serves in the music and children’s ministries at their home church. She is also a ladies’ speaker in English and in Spanish. Linda ministers at Arrowhead Christian Academy where she has taught various subjects including math, computer science, music and Spanish.

David and Linda have been blessed with six children and six grandchildren, and they currently make their home in Phoenix, Arizona.