Heaven’s Family was founded in 2002 by David and Becky Servant. For the previous 24 years, David alternately served as a church-planting pastor and an itinerant Bible teacher, and he ministered in scores of the world’s poorest countries. Becky was always active in their churches and in ministry to refugees resettled from around the world. It was during his third pastorate that David’s eyes were opened to Jesus’ words about the future judgment of the sheep and goats found in Matthew 25:31-46. Those words changed the course of his life and ministry.
Heaven’s Family actually began as a teaching ministry directed towards pastors and Christian leaders living in developing nations. It was for those leaders that David wrote a 500-page book, The Disciple-Making Minister, that has been translated into over 30 languages and distributed around the world. As David taught pastors in three-day conferences, they often introduced him to orphans and widows whom they were struggling to serve, and David began asking his friends and supporters to help them serve the “least of these” (Matt. 25:31-46), something Jesus expects of every believer. Heaven’s Family’s staff and outreach subsequently began to increase in size and fruitfulness.
Today, Heaven’s Family has grown to a U.S. staff of over a dozen people and an annual ministry budget of $3 million. Our human and financial resources are being increasingly invested to help catalyze disciple-making movements among unreached people groups. We hope you’ll join us on our journey as we follow Jesus together!