Rev. Dr. David Chotka is the Founder and Director of Spirit-Equip Ministries, a trans-denominational equipping ministry focused on developing spiritual disciplines. He is also the Chair of the Alliance Pray! Team (APT)--a ministry developed by the General Assembly of the C&MA Canada, to serve as a catalyst to develop prayer equipping resources and leading events across the movement and beyond.

In addition, David has served as the Canadian director of the College of Prayer, Canada, a trans-denominational ministry dedicated to working with every stream of the Lord’s church to deepen ministries of intercession.

Dr. David has led many prayer/deeper life events in differing contexts, including sacramental, evangelical and charismatic churches and trans-denominational gatherings of leaders (in Canada, the US, 6 nations in Europe, Australia, Japan, as well as in various nations in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America).

He has studied in Sacramental, Reform, Brethren, Wesleyan Methodist, and trans-denominational contexts, and was mentored by Dr. Gordon Fee (Pentecostal), Dr. John White (Brethren/Anglican), Dr. Maxie Dunnam (Evangelical Methodist) and Rev. Danny Morris (Discernment Author and speaker).

David has four earned degrees with three in Theology/Spirituality (M.Div. TST, Th.M. Regent College, Vancouver, D.Min. Gordon Conwell), and serves as an adjunct instructor in the Pathways School for ministry.  

David (ordained in 1983) has been a conference speaker and a prayer equipper/leader since 1984.

  • He has published three books "Power Praying" (PrayerShop: Terre Haute, 2009),
  • "Sifting our Discerning" (Lap-Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrucken, Germany, 2014),
  • "50 Days of Prayer: Discerning the Voice" (CMA: Toronto, 2012),
  • Primary contributor to an interactive prayer course called the “Transform Prayer Course”—released in September of 2018, and launched in French in January, 2019, slated for release in January 2021 in simplified Chinese.

He has written numerous articles for various magazines including Leadership Magazine, PrayerConnect Magazine, and CMAlliance magazine (www.cmalliance.ca). Dr. David was a Canadian delegate to the 3rd Lausanne Congress and has served as a lead pastor for more than 30 years, most recently at Heritage Park Alliance Church, Windsor, Ontario (www.hpac.org).

David’s first book, Power Praying was given to all Canadian C&MA International Workers, and was subsequently translated into Urdu, and has been distributed to every Christian leader in Pakistan. It is also in use in CMA French fields of Congo and DR Congo.

David is married to Elizabeth, and together, they have two children (1992, 1998).