David Merkh is a teacher for Leader Formation. Dave and Carol Sue Merkh have been missionaries since 1985, serving as a resident professor at Word of Life Bible Seminary in Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil since 1987.  Beginning in 2017 the Merkhs will join the international staff of Word of Life and minister to ministry families around the world.Carol Sue has an active “Titus 2” ministry of mentoring and counseling younger women. The couple has 6 children, and 14 grandchildren.  

Dave graduated from Cedarville University (1981), and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M. in OT – 1982; D.Min. in Family Ministry – 2003).  The Merkhs have published 16 books on family and ministry themes with titles in Portuguese, Spanish and English.  They speak in marriage and family conferences throughout the country and around the world.  Dave is Pastor of Biblical Exposition at 1st Baptist Church of Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil.