Elder David C. Rourk is a long-time member of the Executive Board, and has served the church organization in many capacities. 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 a 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.
Lady Ruth Rourk is the loving and faithful wife of Pastor Rourk for 53 years. Lady Rourk has a heart of compassion. She is a true woman of God who believes in walking in the fruits of the Spirit. She is also affectionately known as "The Card Lady". She enjoys serving the Lord and serving the people. You will find her always reaching out to others. She is known for her saying...."Guard Your Heart."
From the desk of 1st lady...
"Wanting to be ready for Christ's return will make a difference in the way we live."