Dave Gittings, Jr.

FCA Football Chaplain and Campus Sports Ministry Director at Virginia Tech

Family: Wife – Kim and 4 children – Aaron, Everett, Niesha, and Briana

Years on Staff: 16

Favorite Verse : Gal 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. NKJV

Favorite Professional Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Golden State Warriors and St. Louis Cardinals

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Epic moments: Receiving Christ as Savior, marrying my wife Kim, the journey of fatherhood

Favorite Book: The Bible

Favorite Movie: Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon”

Contact: P O Box 296, Blacksburg, VA 24063 (540) 231-8037, Dgittings@fca.org

Meet Chaplain Dave

Dave’s passion is to bring the gospel message to players, coaches, athletes, and all whom they influence. He is a powerful speaker who has touched the lives of hundreds of student athletes and coaches around the country. He is uniquely gifted in delivering messages that are relevant to a diversity of people from various age groups and cultures. David has used his evangelistic style of speaking to make a difference in his community. He has been a featured speaker at many school assemblies, community events, parent meetings, athletic events, and churches. He has been asked to give pregame chapel for many collegiate and professional athletic teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dave is a native of Pennsylvania where he was an established and successful entrepreneur. He is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is an ordained Minister of the Gospel and has received training at the Charles Stanley Institute, FCA Institute for Sports Ministry, FCA Coaches Ministry Academy, FCA Coaches Ministry Director School and Leaders of Excellence at Ashland Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dave has served as the South Central Georgia Multi-Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Southeast Coast Director of Coaches Ministry, team chaplain for Glynn Academy High School Football, team chaplain for College of Coastal Georgia Basketball, and has served in leadership roles in numerous other organizations.


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Please contact Ms. Taylor-Kate Franklin via email tfranklin@fca.org or call 540-231-8037 for more information.