Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"For patients seeking spiritual and emotional healing, pastoral care can facilitate that process."
- David Block
- BS, Biblical Studies - Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Practicing Since: 2008
“Being available for people in need is at the core of what it means to be a chaplain,” says David Block, Chaplain at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). “I am here for all patients, of all faith backgrounds, to provide whatever support I can.”
Pastor Block earned his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, graduating with honors.
From 2008 to 2010, Pastor Block served as Associate Pastor with Oak Hill Baptist Church in Humboldt, Iowa. He ministered to students and families, preached during congregation worship services, provided spiritual support to homebound individuals, and led worship services at assisted living facilities. During this time he also served as Hospice Chaplain of Humboldt County, providing visitation and pastoral care to patients and caregivers coping with hospice care.
Later, Pastor Block served as Director of Youth Ministries with a congregation in Illinois. He directed the volunteer team serving youth and families, organized monthly activities and an annual retreat, and taught volunteers. As Curriculum Writer and Multimedia Developer with the same congregation, he created weekly children’s ministry curriculum materials and videos.
Pastor Block worked as a driver with CTCA® from 2000 to 2008. He joined as Chaplain in May 2015. At CTCA, he meets with new patients, visits with inpatients, provides spiritual and emotional support, and assists patients with understanding and drafting advance directive documents. “My goal is for patients to find the hope, love and encouragement that they need during this time,” he says.
When he is not at CTCA, Pastor Block and his wife enjoy a busy and active family life with their six children. He is also a Deacon working with youth and children at Lakeview Church in Zion, Illinois.