Dr. David S. Lim serves as the National Director of Phil. Missions Association (PMA), and the National Facilitation Team chairman of the PMA’s flagship program: the Philippine Missions Mobilization Movement, which aims to train & commission 1 million Outstanding Filipino Witnesses (OFWs) as tentmaker-missionaries among the least evangelized peoples of the world. He is also the President of China Ministries International-Philippines (CMI-Phil) which has sent 106 tentmaker-missionaries to catalyze church multiplication movements in the gateway cities of China, and the CEO of Asian School for Development and Cross-cultural Studies (ASDECS), which provides post-graduate and certificate level training programs for transformational development and missions. He is also the Board chairman of Lausanne Philippines, and serves in the Steering Committee of SEANET, the global network to reach the Buddhist World.
He had previously served as Academic Dean at Asian Theological Seminary (Philippines) and Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (U.K.). He earned his Th.M. (New Testament) from Asian Centre for Theological Studies in Seoul, Korea, and his Ph.D. Theology (New Testament) from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, U.S.A.
He is the author of 4 books published by OMF Publishers (Transforming Communities and How to Share Gospel Tracts) & New Day Publishers (Speaking in Tongues and Christian Patriotism), and also at least one major article every year in international journals, esp. on Third World Missiology, Theological Contextualization and Transformational Missions. He has also co-edited 4 books published by William Carey Library (Pasadena): Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World; Sharing Jesus Holistically with the Buddhist World; Sharing Jesus Effectively in the Buddhist World; & Communicating Christ in the Buddhist World.