Dr. David Cannistraci is the Lead Pastor of GateWay City Church, a multi-site church based in San Jose, California. Having served around the world for over 35 years as a pastor, missionary, author, church planter, community leader and growth strategist, he is known for building an innovative church, inspiring leaders, and cultivating unity in his city.

David is president of IMPACT! School of Ministry, Co-Founder of the South Bay Pastors Network, Co-Leader of TASCC (Transformation Alliance of the Santa Clara County) and is a member of the Apostolic Leadership Team of Ministers Fellowship International.

David's first book, Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movement (Regal) has been widely received as a foundational work on the subject of contemporary apostolic ministry.  It has been translated into seven languages. David's second book, God's Vision for Your Church (Regal) explores corporate gifting and God's unique purpose for every church, network and denomination.  His articles have appeared in both Charisma and Ministry Today magazines.

David's earned degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Bethany University, a Master of Divinity from Christian International Graduate School, and a Doctor of Philosophy from California Graduate School of Theology.

David and Kathy met as new converts at an all-night prayer meeting in 1975.  They have been married and in full-time ministry together since 1982.  They live in Morgan Hill, California where they enjoy an active family life with their two sons (Aaron and Jordan), two daughter-in-laws (Carrie and April) and three grandchildren (Liam, Chloe and Asher).