David & Nancy Parker have spent the past 25 years leading the Desert Vineyard; a diverse, outward-focused church in the high desert of Southern California. In the last year they have transitioned the leadership of the DV to Jonathan Rue, son of the DV’s founding pastor Brent Rue.
The influence of the Desert Vineyard has been felt around the world through the exposure of leaders from many countries to their former school of ministry, their ongoing hospitality to pastors who come to see and experience their model of doing church in an inclusive way, and their practical understanding of mission and culture shared through David’s teaching and travel throughout the Vineyard, the New Wine movement, and beyond. At present David continues to serve the Desert Vineyard as Pastor Emeritus. David and Nancy have four amazing children living in three North American countries, and they have four delightful grandchildren whom they travel to see as often as possible. David has visited the Vineyard Nordic churches on several occasions in past years. He is dearly loved and is a blessing and inspiration to us here in the north.