THE FOUNDERS

Dave and Darlys

Dave and Darlys Bird

Dave and Darlys Bird grew up in Southern California and accepted the Lord into their hearts at an early age. In 1979, one year after they were married, they recognized God’s calling upon their lives to be used for Him as missionaries wherever and whenever God would call them.

Since 1991, God has called and provided the Birds opportunities to actively live out their passionate love for Jesus Christ through missions. In the 90s they served on many short term mission trips throughout the world. Then in 2000 they lived and served in Guatemala for a year. In 2010 they responded to a call to serve in Haiti and remained for the next 5 years. In October 2011, they founded Calvary International Development Ministries, a non-profit organization. The Birds currently reside in Southern California and travel to Haiti about 3 times per year to encourage, train and connect with the CIDM ministry leaders and Haitian loved ones.

Dave studied architecture at Cal-Poly Pomona University, in California, holds current Architecture and General Contractors Licenses, and is currently working in the field of Construction Management. Darlys studied business in college, and has managed 3 home-based businesses over the years. Currently, she is coordinating CIDM with the Haitian leaders from state-side. Dave & Darlys have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 7 grandchildren. Their home church is Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino, California.

The Birds gratefully recognize God’s faithfulness as CIDM thrives under the Haitians’ direction, whom they have trained and worked alongside since 2010. Equipping and empowering the nationals to lead with the foundation that’s been laid has always been their goal.

The Birds count it a privilege to have served throughout the world ministering to others in spiritual and practical ways, and look forward to continued opportunities to serve in Haiti through CIDM and beyond.