While Christianity remains the most popular religion in the world, there is no doubt that the younger generation needs new ways of religious education to keep them interested or help them convert. Today, the internet and social media are the new hubs of schooling. Evangelist David Diga Hernandez is now taking advantage of technology and different platforms to educate and spread awareness, especially for Gen Z and millennials. Through his movement, David seeks to inspire, educate, and nurture people’s souls through the sacred word.
Based in Southern California, David is fueled by his passion for helping people heal and convert to Christianity. He sees Gen Z as the same as any other generation before them in that they also need religious guidance and the Gospel. While there’s a popular concept circulation that Gen Z are more closed spiritually, David begs to differ. He says, “Because man is a spiritual being, every generation longs for a true encounter with the living God. It’s almost condescending to attempt to give the next generations some less potent version of the Gospel, especially since authenticity is so valued. The Gospel still works.”
David is one of the most well-known Christian leaders on YouTube and does not fit into any church denomination category. He uses the internet, Youtube, and social media to practice healing the sick and casting out demons. However, he does them in a modern and progressive way, which allows him to educate the younger generation. David’s messages reach millions of Gen Z and millennials.
When it comes to communication and sending out a message, David uses his unique style to make him memorable and engage people. He’s seen as a charismatic Christian leader who has also authored three bestselling books.
David’s online presence is steadily growing. He has over 179K followers on Instagram, 224K on TikTok, and an impressive 745K subscribers on his YouTube channel, where he posts videos about signs, how to break demon strongholds, and how to pray in the spirit. He is also a TV host and travels the world to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
While David has been successful, his journey has been challenging. He mentions how difficult it was to navigate as a public ministry during COVID and host meetings. He also says how constantly reaching out to upcoming generations is important through the latest communication trends and platforms. David says, “We have to constantly adjust the method of messaging without compromising the message itself.”
When talking about wisdom, David wants everyone to know that the Gospel still works. He also believes that when the message stays intact, you can change how you portray it. When asked about the future, David talks about continuing his work and educating more people. He wants to spread his message worldwide, not just in the US. David also wants to battle extensive tech censorship and is working on his new platform and as much of his infrastructure as possible. This includes the $2 million production facility in Austin, TX, he just invested in.