The Rev. David M. Tokpah
West Africa Central Conference
The Rev. David M. Tokpah is senior pastor of New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton, New Jersey, an appointment he has held since 2013. He previously served as senior pastor of St. Paul United Methodist in Mount Holly, New Jersey, and as assistant pastor at Centenary United Methodist in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Although he is currently serving in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, Tokpah has maintained his conference membership in the Liberia Annual Conference, where he regularly attends conference events.
Before traveling to the United States, Tokpah served in pastoral roles at Grace United Methodist and 72nd United Methodist churches, both in the Monrovia District. He also taught at the Tubman-Gray High School in Gbarnga and the J.J. Roberts United Methodist High School in Monrovia, and worked with non-governmental organizations in rural Liberia.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Tokpah serves as president of Gbarnga School of Theology Alumni Association — USA Branch. He has served on several United Methodist boards and agencies both in Liberia and the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. He is a founding member of the Liberia/Greater New Jersey Annual Conference Partnership.
Tokpah received his Bachelor of Theology degree from the Gbarnga School of Theology of the United Methodist University, Liberia. He earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Education degrees from Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey.
Tokpah and his wife, Jestina, have five children — four boys and one girl.