Pastor David Ramos was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and he and his family are from Puerto Rico. Raised Catholic, at the age of 16 he had a “born again” experience on the streets of Brooklyn and began to attend a “hippie-like” church that was part of the historical Jesus movement. His faith journey has roots in the Hispanic Assemblies of God Pentecostal church, he trained at a Presbyterian seminary, frequented a Quaker church, conducted pulpit supply for Presbyterian and Reformed churches, partook in the emerging church dialogues, served as a staff minister at a mega-church, and in addition to his role at the Passion Center, pastors a Disciples of Christ church in the Hamilton Heights section of New York City.
David is the Founder and Facilitator of the Latino Leadership Circle, a network of leaders that provides spiritual, emotional, and moral support and training for established and emerging leaders, produces podcasts, and conducts advocacy on theological and social justice issues. He served with City-to-City New York where he helped train, support, and coach church planters. As a Hospice Chaplain with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, he has worked intimately with the issues of trauma, death & dying, and grief. He provides training and technical assistance to churches, corporations, networks, and non-profit organizations on such topics as Trauma; Grief and Loss; Conflict Resolution; and Resiliency. David served as Chancellor of Faith International Bible School and the Director of Covenant Ministries International, Inc., where he conducted global and regional support work, and provided training to international pastors and emerging leaders. In addition, David served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the American Bible Society. He has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. David enjoys hiking, trail running, and motorcycle riding; he and his wife Gigi presently live in the Bronx.