Who is Rev. David Harper?
A New Zealander by birth, David Harper was educated at Christ's
College, Christchurch College, and St John's Theological College,
Auckland, NZ. He was ordained in the Christchurch Diocese in 1964.
In 1966 he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and became active in
the Diocese and the nation of New Zealand as a leader in Renewal,
running numerous preaching and teaching missions in local churches
and at conferences and retreats.
In 1981 he left parish ministry to become Director of Christian
Advance Ministries, a non-denominational ministry established to
serve the Renewal nationally, and principally within the mainline
churches of New Zealand.
In 1983 he joined the International Board of SOMA (Sharing of Ministries
Abroad), an Anglican international mission agency dedicated to fostering
renewal worldwide. He has been SOMA's International Chairman since
In 1985 he accepted the invitation of Church
of the Apostles, an Episcopal church in Fairfax, Virginia, to
become their Rector, a position he still holds.
He has ministered in a number of countries, including Australia,
the Bahamas, Canada, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, India, Ireland,
Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, and Slovakia, as well as
in many parts of the United States.
David and his wife Margaret have three adult children.