Do you dream of ways to tangibly make the world around you better?

Do you desire to be a person of courageous action?

Join Dave Donaldson and Scott Young as they discuss stories and strategies with leaders, experts, and professionals from around the globe, who will help you uncover the keys to unlocking your full potential, empowering you to leave a legacy of change through kindness and compassion from your neighborhood to the nations.

Dave Donaldson is an author, international speaker, and veteran of Washington, DC, and co-founder of Convoy of Hope and CityServe International. Scott Young is an expert communicator with an extensive broadcasting background and global speaking platform. He currently serves as the lead pastor of Church of Hope in Sarasota, Florida as well as a board member on CityServe International.

Episode #36

Paula White-Cain Opens Up About Ministry, Politics, and Being Misunderstood

Do you believe that God can use you to do big things regardless of your past? If you’ve ever felt inadequate about your role in God’s kingdom, listen in as Paula White-Cain, pastor and presidential advisor, shares how God called her out of a traumatic childhood filled with hunger, abuse, drugs, wild living, and brokenness to one of purpose. You will learn the importance of perspective, keeping your head on right, staying in the Word, and gratitude as she praises God for turning the rejection and shame of her past into a powerful testimony. Paula openly shares with host Dave Donaldson the challenges of being misunderstood, what she would change in her life and ministry, how God uses her to stand in the gap for people of faith, and her relationship with the Trump family.

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“It’s refreshing to hear success stories of influencers who have made a direct impact in their communities. Every time I hear an episode, it reassures me that with God’s help, I too, can change the world around me. It motivates me to keep going where God had placed me.”

– Jackie, California

Meet the

Hosts

Dave has invested his life in inspiring, equipping, and resourcing leaders in more than one hundred countries to bring aid and opportunity to millions of underresourced people. As the former national director for Operation Blessing and co-founder of Convoy of Hope, Dave forged global partnerships with churches, organizations, and businesses to mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide.

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A veteran of Washington, DC, Dave coordinated government briefings between the government and faith-based leaders and served on the C-SAT Council for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA). He also hosted the first National Summit on Foster Care and Adoption with the US Children’s Bureau and has served on numerous boards including the National Football League (NFL) sanctioned National Courage Awards. He is a former trustee at Vanguard University and an advisor to Missouri State University’s graduate college.

In 2016, Dave retired from Convoy of Hope to co-found CityServe International (CSI). As initiatives of CSI, Dave hosts trips to Israel and spearheads efforts to provide aid and education for refugees in the Middle East. In 2019 Dave and CityServe launched “Neighborhoods to the Nations” to unify churches and organizations around church-based compassion initiatives, and to provide an advocacy office in Washington, DC.

Dave is the author of the bestselling Rock Solid discipleship program and coauthor of Revolution of Compassion and Relentless.

Dave earned his MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kristy, reside in California and Washington, DC, and have four adult children.

Scott and his wife, Darla founded the Church of Hope in Sarasota. They have served this church and community for the past 25 years. This ministry of HOPE is known for its passion for Jesus and outreach into the community. They both love to see people grow into their full God given potential.

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Scott loves to follow Jesus. This journey as taken him along many paths. He has served as a Pastor, Evangelist, Professional NSA Speaker, and National Daily Television Producer and Broadcaster (hosting the live call-in program “You & Me”). People who have worked with Scott say he is known for his infectious joy and generous spirit.

He currently serves or has served on the leadership boards of the Christian Television Network, Pen-Florida Assemblies of God (currently as their District Assistant Superintendent), National Assemblies of God as a General Presbyter, Watoto Child Care (International and National Boards), Southeastern University Leadership Round Table and U.S. Missions Director for Pen-Florida (working with church planting and
revitalization).

His education includes an undergraduate degree in theology, a graduate degree in communications, and a doctorate in religious studies.

Scott and Darla are college sweethearts (graduating number one and number two in their class). Darla serves as co-founder of the Church of Hope Ministries and leads in ministries of prayer, teaching, and support for women and families. They have four adult children, three grand babies (as of April 2021) and a dog.

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