David Swarr PhD
President & CEO, Whole Word Institute
Dr. Swarr serves as President and CEO of Whole Word Institute. He previously served on the leadership team of ION and stewarded the Audio Scripture Engagement portfolio. The global declaration of “Making disciples of the world’s oral learners through audio Scripture engagement” was a result of his collaborative effort with many organizations.

David was also a founder, President and CEO of Davar Partners International, an audio Scripture engagement organization with over 600 partner organizations in 90 nations.

David grew up in the Middle East and has lived and worked on five continents. He has a rich background in cross cultural leadership including senior positions in multinational companies, NGO’s, and a university, and holds a PhD in intercultural organizational leadership. Currently David and his wife Sharon split their time between Israel and the USA. They have two daughters.