David & Kelly Krause are based in Springdale, AR. Their oldest son, Zachary, lives in Little Rock, AR where he attends UALR. They also have a 13 year old son, Gabe, that lives with them full time while they are on this missionary journey.
David grew up in Fort Worth Texas where he graduated from Eastern HillsHigh School with honors and studied Music at UT Arlington. He is currently is bi-vocational, along with being in the ministry full time, David works as a Sr. Loan Officer for Highlands Residential Mortgage. He has been in the Mortgage Banking business for 20 years as an Owner and Branch Manager.
Kelly is 4th generation ministry, growing up as a Pastor’s kid. She graduated from Lexington High School in Lexington, South Carolina and studied Music Education at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Currently, Kelly is a Wife, Mom, Educator and Co-Founder of Grace & Truth.
They met while attending Grace Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. David attended Rhema Bible College, and both of them studied at Grace Fellowship’s School of the Local Church under Bob Yandian & Geoff Jackson.
In 1994 David & Kelly married and moved to Columbia, South Carolina where they planted 2 churches, during an 8-year period, they served as Pastor and Worship Leader. They mentored many college students during their time in Columbia, as College Pastors, and still are seeing the fruit from those relationships today.
God moved them to NW Arkansas in 2002 where they have served at Christian Life Cathedral for almost 20 years. They have both served in the choir, orchestra and children’s department. David is a regular Bible Teacher in the Spiritual Formation Ministry.
Since the founding of Grace & Truth International in 2013, David and Kelly have been ordained with Worldwide Evangelism. WE is a fellowship of churches and mission organizations committed to reaching the world for Christ. They began the transition to ministry in Sibiu, Romania during the last 7 years. They have established a ministry base in Romania where they are building a core group of people to start a church, ministering in outlying village churches, feeding the Roma people, and supporting an afterschool program in the village of Ocna.
”Give justice to the poor and the orphan; Uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.Psalm 82:3-4 NLT