David Westlake is Tearfund's International Director.

David started out as a youth worker and church planter and pastor, first in inner London and then in Watford, UK. He then joined the leadership team at Tearfund as Youth Director before moving into his current role.

David is responsible for Tearfund’s work to inspire and mobilise churches for integral mission. He says, ‘My goal is to inspire and equip as many Christians and churches as possible to serve their communities with word and deed in the power of the Holy Spirit.’

David is involved in the leadership of several other Christian organisations, including Soul Action, the Cinnamon NetworkSoul Survivor and HOPE. He is also an academic researcher in the area of missiology, and is working towards a PhD at King’s College London.

David lives with his wife and daughter in Buckinghamshire, UK.