David Lawson

David Lawson

David was born in Balham, London but grew up in Bedfordshire (near Luton). David grew up in a large loving family with three brothers and two sisters. 

In Sep 1975, age 19 David left home to attend University at the Royal Military College of Science in the Oxfordshire village of Shrivenham. As one of the limited number of civilian students, David studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering for three years and was awarded his degree in June 1978.

Whilst David was at Shrivenham he was introduced to Christ on the 19th October 1975, and has been a disciple of Jesus ever since. David was baptised in water in October 1976 in front of his parents and was also baptised in the Holy Spirit.

David met Sandra in 1977, whom he later married in 1980.

David worked as a Building Services Designer and later as a Construction Project Manager from 1978 until he was granted early retirement in 2011.

Having decided he was too young to retire completely in May 2014 David took employment as a Secondary School Science Technician at a school in South Birmingham.

As he approaches the 40th anniversary of his salvation, David is keen to see God’s kingdom expand in Erdington and at the school where he is employed.

David is the lead CAP Money coach at Erdington Elim church; David and Sandra have a vision to see CAP Money delegates take control of their finances and also come to faith in Christ Jesus. David is also one of the Chefs for Messy Church.


  • Music: anything by Hillsong, The Fisherfolk and The Beatles. Songs of grace, faith, and anything which encourage our walk with Christ and our dependence upon God. David also accompanies Sandra whenever she attends a Cliff Richard concert.
  • Books: The Left Behind series, The Lord of the Rings series, the Chronicles of Narnia and most importantly the Bible.
  • TV: Dr Who, Science programmes in general, Once Upon a Time, Time Team.


Good food, good friends, visiting new places (usually on holiday)


Football. Inconsiderate drivers.

Hopes for the future

To be actively serving the Lord when He comes or calls so that He will say “Well done thou good and faithful servant”. Keen to see God move in power within the local church family and spilling out into the local community.

Church Elder & Ordained Minister
Rev Edward Lawrence