About Us

Pastor David Stahl

There is within us a call to places we do not know and an insatiable hunger to know God and His ways. This book is one answer along the way of His call. Ordained, the author is the Founder of Beholding His Glory, an international Bible teaching ministry and was senior Pastor of Christliche Gemeinde Stuttgart a Spirit-filled, international, non-denominational church located in a small town outside the city of Stuttgart, Germany. Pastor Dave has ministered on four continents and in many foreign lands including: England, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Moldova, Ukraine, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Nepal, and India to name only a few.

In August 2000, Pastor Dave retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander from the United States Navy. His career spanned over 24 years from E2 to 04. He proudly served as a Hospital Corpsman in Naval Hospitals working in clinics, dispensaries, the operating room, and with the United States Marine Corps deployed in combat and ashore. As an Officer he served as a Joint Medical Planner in the Medical Service Corps also deployed in combat and ashore at many Service and Joint Headquarters. His formal educational background includes; receiving a Bachelors of Science from Southern Illinois University in Hospital Management in 1987 and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University in 1993.

He is married to his “sweet heart” the former Karen Marie Kreiss from Dunellen, NJ. They have four children: David (wife Kristin), Daniel (wife Sarah), Constance, Joshua (wife Morgan), and seven grandchildren: Abigail, Caleb, John, Noah, Lydia, Hannah, and Levi. The one thing most important to know about the author is he loves God and his family with all of his heart, mind, and spirit. Everything else is secondary.