David Knapp has been a sought after national speaker including in Britt Worldwide, a marketing associate of the Amway Corporation. He is a published writer: Grit Newspaper; Christian Herald Magazine; Brown Gold Magazine; The Gospel Herald Magazine; and a regular contributor to Union Gospel Press publications. Knapp has served as a regional public relations director for an international religious non-profit, New Tribes Mission, an administrator and professor at the junior college level; New Tribes Bible Institute and Frontier School of the Bible. David Knapp continually works at developing small businesses, including his most recent with Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. But he counts his greatest joy and accomplishment as the proud father of eight children and the devoted grandfather of 28.
David’s latest book, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY: Being a Better Friend to Those Who Experience Loss, is already an Amazon best seller.
In line with his life-values, David Knapp has served on the advisory board for two international non-profit organizations: Kidz at Heart and One Way Evangelistic Association. He is very active in Trinity Church, his home church in Mesa, Arizona.
David Knapp grew up on a farm in southern Iowa and attended college, Calvary Bible and Seminary in Kansas City with an honorary doctorate degree from Peniel Baptist Seminary. He has lived in seven states, currently residing in Mesa, AZ. In addition to time with his family, he enjoys reading and fishing. His foreign travels include; Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, and the exotic Amazon jungles of Brazil visiting primitive, tribal missionary bases.
Author David Knapp enters your world softly, and with deep wisdom and emotion he shares his story of loss. Ultimately, he walks beside you through the grief process to a renewed attitude of winning for the next season. His journey of authenticity has not been easy. He has loved and cared for not just one wife who died of cancer long before her time, but two wives. During that journey he raised and blended two families of eight children. He worked as an executive, with side jobs to supplement the mounting financial burdens.