Rev. David Silva, Jr. is originally from Brownsville, Texas. He was born on September 4, 1975 to David & Amelia Silva and he has one sister, Elisabet Ann Silva.
Pastor Silva had the privilege of having a good ecclesiastical foundation with the example he received from his parents, family and pastors. It was during the first years of his life when he experienced the power of God through a revival that God brought upon the church he attended. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 5 and at age 6 he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This great move of God has been the impulse behind his life and ministry.
At the age of 17 he started preaching and he saw the need to better prepare himself. He decided to attend the Bible School that his father had graduated from. In 1997 he graduated valedictorian from Instituto Biblico Nocturno Southmost where he obtained his diploma in Bible Studies. Pastor Silva now has two bachelor's degrees; a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and a Bachelor's in Theology from La Puente, California.
The first ministry that Pastor Silva was involved with was evangelism. For 8 years he was ministering in many churches preaching a message of salvation, power and restoration. In October 2001 he took on his first pastoral assignment in Vernon, Texas at Templo Ebenezer. This was a revitalization project where he was able to help the church grow and together they constructed a new church building. During this time he also played a part in planting hispanic churches throughout the state of Oklahoma.
In 2004 Pastor Silva became the Senior Pastor of Templo Elim Assembly of God, where God has blessed him greatly. The message has not changed; God continues to use Pastor Silva to bring an awakening to the church of Jesus Christ.
From 2010 to 2014, Pastor Silva also served as the District Youth Director for the Texas Gulf Hispanic District of the Assemblies of God. During that time he had 120 churches under him where he was responsible for the spiritual growth of the youth in the district. In 2012 Enrichment Magazine interviewed Pastor Silva and he was named as one of the pastors with an influential and impacting church within the Assemblies of God in America.
On August 31, 2013 Pastor Silva married his beautiful wife, Claudia A. Puente whose great-grandmother is the founder of Templo Elim Assembly of God.
From 2014 to 2021 Pastor Silva served as Executive Presbyter of the North Region of the Texas Gulf Hispanic District of the Assemblies of God. He was able to oversee many churches and ministers and serve alongside the Executive Leadership of the District.
Pastor Silva is consumed with an incredible passion to see a move of God within our churches. He is determined to see the church on fire for God and fulfilling the purpose that God has for it in these last days.
Pastor Silva has the support of his lovely wife, Claudia and together they are making the difference in their city and church for Jesus. Their desire is to be able to be a blessing wherever God takes them. They both have 20 years of ministerial experience and have the support of their district leaders.
Currently Pastor Silva is an Ordained Minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God and serves as the Representative for Texas Gulf Hispanic District’s District School of Ministries.