David J. Smith

Dave - March 2013Drawing from his own experiences and lessons from life, occupational ministry, and the marketplace, David has a passion to help individuals hurdle the obstacles that rob them of the joy and passion of a life lived with purpose and a sense of destiny. His joy is to come along side of others to encourage and assist them toward discovering and developing their unique mission in life. He has traveled down a road of personal experience that has cultivated a heart, developed a perspective, and equipped him with the tools and skills to help individuals make real movement toward their potential and destiny.

David’s calling is to equip and develop authentic followers of Jesus who live with passion, purpose and hope. His mission is to help others engage God, their hearts, and their life journey really well, so that they experience progressive transformation. Second to this is to train others who will do the same.


David earned a BA degree in Psychology at Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, CA. He has over ten years experience in occupational ministry in which time he served on staff of three churches in the capacities of College and Career Pastor, Young Couples Pastor, and Senior Associate. David also has close to 30 years experience in the construction industry in which he served on the management team of two residential development companies, and for ten years ran his own construction company.

David has over 600 hours of coaching experience. His training in life coaching has been through Western Theological Seminary in Sacramento, CA. He has also received coach training through Coach22. In addition to his own coaching business, 3D Coaching, David serves as Director of Bethel Coaching at Bethel Church in Redding, CA, is a certified coach for Dream Culture, and serves as Coaching Director for Tony Stoltzfus’  Leadership MetaFormation (LMI). He facilitates coach training and spiritual development courses and workshops as part of Bethel Coaching and his own online academy, Masterbuilder Coach Academy. He is a Certified Calling Coach and is  working towards a credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

David lives in beautiful northern California with his wife, Luanne. He is the proud dad of three sons, and one daughter, and Papa Dave to five grandchildren to date. In his spare time he enjoys working around his ten acres, walking and hiking, golfing, building things, reading good books, writing, good conversations with friends, and just hanging out with his family. One of his yet-to-be realized dreams is to own an Indian motorcycle and go on some really cool road trips.

You can learn a little more about David by reading some of his thoughts and reflections. To do so, check out his blog.

Contact David here.