Dave Butts

President, Co-Founder: Harvest Prayer Ministries
Preacher, Teacher/Speaker, Consultant, Blogger, Author
Husband to Kim, father of two sons, grandfather of four

Vision: Dave’s passion is to see the Church awakened to the Presence of Christ through prayer.


• Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries – Lincoln Christian College (1975)
• Bachelor of Arts in US History – Indiana State University (1978)
• Master of Arts in US History – Indiana State University (1982)
• PhD in Theology – Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary (2014)


  • From 1974-1992, Dave served in various pastoral roles in local churches.
  • In 1993 Dave and his wife, Kim, launched Harvest Prayer Ministries.
  • Preaching/Teaching/Speaking across the nation (in person and virtually)
  • Serving the prayer movement in the United States and globally (see below).
  • Writing (see below)


Dave serves on several Boards of Directors and committees focused on prayer, revival and evangelism including:

  • President, Gospel Revivals, Inc. (Herald of His Coming)
  • Chairman, America’s National Prayer Committee
  • Chairman of the Board, National Day of Prayer
  • Treasurer, Denominational Prayer Leaders’ Network
  • Chairman, Pioneer Bible Translators Board of Directors
  • Board Member: America Prays


Besides authoring numerous magazine articles on prayer and missions for various publications, Dave is the author of:

  • With One Cry: A Renewed Challenge to Pray for America
  • Forgotten Power: A Simple Theology for a Praying Church
  • When God Shows Up: Essays on Revival
  • Desperate for Change: 40 Days of Prayer for America
  • The Devil Goes to Church: Combating the Everyday Attacks of Satan
  • Prayer and the End of Days: Praying God’s Purposes in Troubled Times
  • Asleep in the Land of Nod: Thirty Days Toward Awakening the Church
  • The Giving Church: A 21-Day Journey Toward Generosity

Co-authored with his wife Kim:

  • Vertical with Jesus: A 30-Day Journey to Impact Kingdom Living
  • Revolution on Our Knees: 30 Days of Prayer for Neighbors and Nations
  • Prayer Ministry Volunteer Handbook
  • Pray Like the King: Lessons from the Prayers of Israel’s Kings

“The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.” Andrew Murray

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