Pioneer church planting has been the focus and passion of David Sitton ever since his first adventure in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1977. David married Tommi in 1980 and, over the course of four decades, they helped plant more than 30 churches in the remote, and oftentimes hostile, highland and coastal regions of PNG. In the early 1990s, David served as director of The Institute of Tribal Studies, a ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission in Pasadena, CA. In 1993, David and Tommi returned to their South Texas roots, strategically located just twenty minutes from the Mexican border, and began church-planting efforts in Northern Mexico.
To Every Tribe has been David and Tommi’s battle cry from the beginning, but was organizationally founded in the early 2000s. In 2006, the Sittons spearheaded the Center for Pioneer Church Planting (CPCP), the missionary training program of To Every Tribe. To Every Tribe is dedicated to the training and launching of pioneer church planters to the nearly 7,000 unreached people groups where Christ is still unknown.
David currently serves as To Every Tribe’s Director of Strategic Vision, teaches in the CPCP, assists with church planting activities, conducts leadership training in PNG, and is a frequent speaker at many churches and conferences around the world. David has authored three books: To Every Tribe with Jesus, Reckless Abandon, and Hard Fighting Soldier. He and Tommi live in Los Fresnos, TX and have three adult children and three grandchildren.