David Adcock


David Adcock was born in England where he developed his two greatest passions, a love for God and a desire for justice. He earned a degree in Law and a Masters of Divinity before moving to Canada. Here, he began his ministry, working as a pastor within the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) and volunteering as the Assistant Coordinator for Social Concerns and Coordinator of Chaplaincy and Community Ministries.

David pursued his passion for social justice as the National Director of World Vision Canada’s NeighbourLink Program and Manager of World Vision Canada’s Reception Centre. This position taught him about issues facing communities across Canada. His experience at World Vision gave him a glimpse of unique regional diversity as well as common needs.

In February 1998, David joined Yonge Street Mission as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. David’s responsibilities not only included overseeing ministry programs, planning and operations, but also street work, as he led his team to reach out to the core of downtown Toronto through economic, social and spiritual care. Yonge Street Mission gave David insight into issues related to poverty in Canada’s largest city.

In the fall of 2009, David joined ERDO as Chief Executive Officer. In many ways coming to ERDO solidifies his overall experience, bringing together international development, community development, justice and spiritual leadership. David leads an incredible team with foresight and compassion.