David Mills is lead pastor of The Journey Church in Havelock, NC. David first became interested in working with orphans in 2008, when he visited the Republic of Moldova on a mission trip. Since then, David has become passionate about meeting both the spiritual and physical needs of these children. He and his wife, Ellen, became involved with the Little Samaritan Mission Face of a Child Project. They continue to work with this ministry today. In 2012, David became aware of the fact that there are 27 million modern-day slaves in the world. This took his passion in an entirely new direction. While working at a camp for orphans that summer, David came face to face with the reality that many of these children would wind up becoming one of those 27 million if something wasn’t done.
Though familiar with the work of the A21 Campaign and other abolition groups, it seemed there was something missing for the orphans. There seemed to be much help for them as children, and there were groups to help them once they had been trafficked, but there was no group there to help them transition from the orphanage to mainstream, everyday life. David began praying that God would raise up someone to meet this need, not knowing that it would be him that would be a part. At Tony’s invitation, David joined the CCP team in August 2012. David and Ellen remain passionate about meeting the needs of orphans and impoverished children through adoption advocacy, helping raise awareness to modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and through raising funds to help combat this evil. David and Ellen have two daughters, Ashlyn and Natalie.