Founder/Chairman of the Board
Director - Georgia
David Henke founded Watchman Fellowship in 1979. He chose to pursue this ministry full time in 1978, leaving his previous career as an educator. David shaped the missionary philosophy and methodology of Watchman Fellowship through its first sixteen years as its President. He now guides and oversees it as the Board Chairman.
Believing that the quality of reputation a ministry has is a reflection of its personnel, David set high standards of personal and professional ethics for its staff.
Raised in a Christian family in Longview, Texas, David attended Toccoa Falls College and graduated from LeTourneau University. He and Carole have been married since 1972. They have two married children and four grandchildren. Their home is in Columbus, Georgia.
The Henkes operate Watchman Fellowship's Georgia Office. They publish The News & Views monthly newsletter. Carole manages the office and specializes in desktop publishing. David writes evangelistic and educational tracts and articles and operates a printing press. He teaches and counsels with individuals and groups.
Rev. Henke specializes in the field of Jehovah's Witnesses and issues of mind control, spiritual abuse, and legalism. His heart is tender toward those who continue to suffer from the effects of being in bondage to false spiritual systems. Working with these individuals and groups is one of David's passions.
David Henke also co-founded the Nauvoo Christian Visitors Center in Nauvoo, Illinois, as an outreach to Mormons in that town so important to Mormon history. He has given guidance to indigenous counter cult ministries as they were being established in South Africa and Barbados.