Rev. David DiCanio came into the Free Presbyterian Church of North American (FPCNA) in 1993, attended the FPCNA seminary from 1994 to 1997 (called at that time the Theological Hall), and was ordained in 2011 as a minister in the FPCNA denomination.
Believing the Lord was leading him as an evangelist and not a pastor per se; Rev. DiCanio was accepted as a “missionary-at-large” to aid the FPCNA denomination in its mission works as needed. He is currently serving a four-year term in Liberia, West Africa overseeing the construction of missionary housing, training pastors, and directing the daily Let the Bible Speak radio broadcasts which air on the nationwide Liberian government radio station (ELBC) and the smaller Christian station (ELWA).
Rev. DiCanio grew up in the Bible Presbyterian Church in Collingswood, New Jersey, under the ministry of Dr. Carl McIntire, attended Shelton College in Cape May, New Jersey, and moved to Greenville, South Carolina to attend Bob Jones University Seminary. In 1993 Rev. DiCanio completed his Master of Divinity Degree at Bob Jones University before attending the Theological Hall of the FPCNA.
After graduating from the Theological Hall, Rev. DiCanio spent eight years in Littleton, Colorado, ministering to some of the students effected by the Columbine High School shootings. In September of 2007 he moved to Kenya, East Africa to teach in the Bible College of the Bible Christian Faith Church, under the Free Presbyterian Church of Northern Ireland (FPCU), and moved to Liberia in 2011 after making two, three-month trips to the region.
On August 5, 2014, Rev. DiCanio, along with Liberian missionary Joanne Greer, were evacuated from Liberia because of the rapid spread of the Ebola virus. Rev. DiCanio spent 21-days in a self imposed quarantine, and then travelled to several Free Presbyterian Churches worldwide to hold deputation meetings, hoping to raise support to complete the missionary housing project in Liberia, which is depleted of funds.
Before his call to the ministry, Rev. DiCanio was active in freelance photojournalism, and has been using that interest to produce documentary films for the mission works in the Free Presbyterian Church worldwide, and has also helped with the new FPCNA website Missionary News.
You can read more of Rev. DiCanio’s testimony here.