Ruling Elder David C. Rourk is a long-time member of the Executive Board, and has served the church organization in many capacities. Ruling Elder Rourk, who has been the pastor of Adams Street Church of God By Faith since 1974, was appointed to serve as the District Elder of the Northwestern New York District four years later. He was appointed to serve on the Executive Board in 1991. He has served as the organization's Executive Secretary since 2003. His assignments as pastor have included Prayer House, Geneva, Syracuse (Crossroads) and Sodus Center COGBF.
Elder Rourk and his wife, Ruth, make their home in Rochester, N.Y. They have four children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In November of 1999, Inter-faith Theological Institute and Seminary conferred Elder Rourk with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. He enjoys reading, fishing, walking and bike riding. Elder Rourk's character shows that he is trustworthy, humble, and a great man of integrity and wisdom.