Pastor David Whitehead

David Whitehead is the lead pastor of Grace (, a congregation in Manhattan whose purpose is to let God’s Kingdom be seen in the individual lives of New York residents and throughout the heart of the city’s culture.

David and his wife Kathleen have been in ministry for over 27 years. As a former atheist, he has helped many Christians understand mainstream culture. As a former business owner and corporate employee, David understands the pressures and demands of the work world. As a former professional musician, David has toured internationally doing concerts in churches and university campuses. As the national director of Campus Harvest, he has helped local churches across the East Coast establish college ministries. As a short-term missionary leader, David has led teams of people to Africa, Europe and Asia. As an associate pastor on staff with local churches, he understands the challenges that church leaders face.

David also serves as a coach for the Redeemer Church Planting Center in Manhattan. David and his wife Kathleen have two daughters and live on the Upper West Side.

If you’re in Manhattan, David invites you to join the congregation, meeting every Sunday at 11AM, or email the Grace team ( to learn more about Grace Groups and other events.

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Grace Church
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
(646) 284-8881‎