David Stump

David Stump has been at COF since 2016. He was born and raised in Melbourne Florida and is married to Rev. Melissa Stump who is appointed to First United Methodist Church of Lakeland. David and Melissa have a blended family with four children, David Jr. 25, Kayla 21, Kaley 13, and Faith 3. David is a graduate of Youth Ministry Institute of Orlando and has been in youth ministry for 23 years. In the Florida United Methodist Conference David holds positions on the Youth Ministry Round Table and Board of Camps and Retreats.

What is your favorite Scripture verse or passage?
James 1:2-4
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

What was your childhood ambition?
To be a musician in a rock band that toured the world.

What was your first job?
Washed cars for my grandfather at his car lot.

What is your favorite food?
Nachos

What would a perfect day be for you?
Spending the day with my wife and kids anywhere.

What are your favorite characteristics of Jesus?
How faithful and wise He is.