"Where is your Jerusalem practice?" from Acts 1:8
Workshop » Global Topics
Dr. David Campbell
The Lord is calling everyone to share his love. We are always in His service, at home and in our healthcare practices, whether in a neighborhood practice, in skid row or overseas. The example of the Lord's ministry is an example for us. He was healing and teaching and separately, he was a loving servant to those around him, even washing feet. In Luke 1:8 he asks us to preach in our home community, in adjacent communities and around the world. As a team, the GDA has let me run their first mission practice in skid row Los Angeles while they finish circumnavigating the globe with dental care. I will share how a few devout Christian volunteers started a practice that now will be one of the largest primary clinics in the world. I will also share about them, because they trusted me with this inner city practice and moved on to the most muslim country, back to the most oppressed country, now to the most desperate refugees who have no country.
David Campbell, DDS was born into a dental family with a history of being nearly the largest practice network in the world in 1930's. We have always taken pride in service to the poor. Now, as an evangelical, I have a completely different network of dental practices. We blend the resources of ardent praying Christian supporters with welfare programs such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in federally qualified health centers (FQHC). As the dental director for Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, we have seen the Lord bless our efforts to serve the least in a whole person program that addresses physical & spiritual / mental & dental needs in this unique Medical Home Model. We are immersed in gleaning the best of the secular resources and knowledge and applying these prayerfully for the Lord’s glory. It is an honor to share what the Lord is doing in skid row. This is a unique time in the history of the world where the whole secular world strives to help the homeless and is looking to us the evangelical church, because we’ve served them for years, faithful to the example of Christ as he walked among us.
proprietor: Century Dental
dental director: Los Angeles Christian Health Center
area director: Christian Medical & Dental Associations