Dr. David A. Newberry, age 79, of Fort Worth, went home to be with the Lord on July 28, 2021, following complications from COVID Pneumonia.
Visitation: Thursday, August 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Biggers Funeral Home
Memorial Celebration Service: Saturday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. in north Fort Worth, Texas at Eagle Mountain Int’l Church, 14355 Morris Dido Newark Road, Newark, TX 76071
David was a native Texan. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with BA degrees in Bible and History and a minor in Education, all while on a track scholarship. He was called to preach at the age of nineteen and started winning the lost on the streets of downtown Lubbock.
He and Cheryl, his wife of 37 years had a whirlwind romance and were married in 6 weeks after meeting for the first time. They had two children, Darin and Traci.
They pastored 11 ½ years in their ministry, including pioneering Miracle Life Family Church – a vibrant church of 1,100 people in Zambia, Africa (98-04). Following his wife’s death in 2002, David returned to the United States, and began to travel extensively around the world.
David ministered in 47 nations, speaking in conferences and Bible schools, conducting tent meetings and open-air crusades, and teaching in churches, holding revival meetings.
He enjoyed investing into the lives of future leaders. He was a guest instructor at Kenneth Copeland Bible College and taught a year at Christ for the Nations. He had a passion to see the next generation of ministers catch the spirit of faith and learn to flow in the supernatural.
He helped fund and build over 45 churches around the world, and helped build seven Bible schools internationally.
In 2009, an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree was conferred on David Newberry by Operation Freedom by the late E. H. Jim Ammerman ThD, DD, CH (Col) USA Retired.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Military Bible Association up until his passing.
Dr. Newberry was a dynamic preacher, visionary, missionary evangelist, and teacher of the Word. His 56 years of full-time ministry were been characterized by the power of God in demonstration with miracles and healing.
David loved his family and had so many spiritual sons and daughters. He loved taking his family on safari in Africa. He liked all kinds of sports, especially football. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his true joy was being a fisher of men.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Newberry, his parents, grandparents and a sister, Patricia.
Survivors: David is survived by his son, Darin Newberry and wife, Sharri, and their children, Desiree, Spencer and Suzette Newberry of Tennessee; his daughter, Traci Newberry of Texas; his brothers, Warren Newberry and wife, Annette; Robert Story and wife, Bonita; and Paul Newberry, all of Texas; his sisters, Janice Collins and husband, Bob; Mary Oliver and husband, Ronald; and Susan Cornell and her husband, John, also from Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends.
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Flowers can be sent to Biggers Funeral Home on August 20th.