Internet Evangelist David Diga Hernandez Personifies Persistence
Quitters never win, and winners never quit.
David Diga Hernandez is a winner, a man of persistence and discipline who has built a world-reaching ministry over many years as a speaker. In the face of significant opposition, censorship from Big Tech, and much more, David has persisted to build a deeply impactful global ministry that reaches hundreds of thousands of people online each week.
David Hernandez is an inspirational speaker and evangelist who has braved the storms of internet censorship, a global pandemic, and natural challenges of building a ministry online, to reach hundreds of thousands of people each month (and the reach is growing).
David is an Internet evangelist with a vibrant following across multiple platforms and a consistent message of inspiration, hope, and encouragement that keeps people coming over and again.
“I can’t say that the pandemic changed our approach to ministry too drastically. We have always emphasized online ministry expression. So when the pandemic hit, I felt like God had prepared us for such a time. We were ready. Not because of our own wisdom or foresight. We simply followed God’s leading, and we ended up right where we needed to be. During the pandemic, our viewership rocketed an estimated 600%. And we’re still seeing growth spurts. Within the first day of lockdown, we went live. And we went live every day for 16 days, about 3 hours a day. A community began to form around those livestreams. And it’s still growing now. To God be the glory.”
We asked David,
Following this, what have you and your team been doing to rise above censorship and ensure that your message can still go out?
“We believe that it’s important to control and own as many points in between the content and the viewer – from camera to screen. This is a process. My team and I are currently in phase 1 of a 3 phase project in Austin, TX. We are working towards building our own network / data center. After that, who knows where it will go? I believe in Kingdom expansion. We as believers need to own our own tech companies, our own data/internet infrastructures, and so forth. Not to isolate from the world but to communicate to it. So, while we are currently able to use social media platforms, with ever-increasing scrutiny and tension, we work toward tech independence with our sights on freedom from censorship.”
“I’m an evangelist. Our ministry has a simple mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit through events and media.”
“Because we still hold large events during the COVID years, we’ve drawn a lot of criticism, but we refuse to live in fear. At some point, you have to begin living life again,” David explains.
Church during the pandemic age has been difficult, as there’s been pressure to stay home and stay isolated. Thus, the need for technology has never been more pronounced. And David has taken advantage of technology as much as possible to make things accessible. As his internet presence only grows, the future looks unlimited.