Chaplain CDR (Ret) Dave Meschke, former General Director of Cadence International, was called to his heavenly reward on Jun 25, 2018, at the age of 88.
As a Navy Chaplain for 21 years, Dave was closely connected to OCSC/Cadence ministries, speaking in Servicemen’s Centers and serving on the OCSC board of Directors for ten years.
In 1978, while still a chaplain, Dave was chosen by the board to be the third General Director (president) of OCSC. Believing this call was from the Lord, Dave retired from the Navy and wholeheartedly led the mission until 1995.
Under Dave’s leadership, OCSC changed its name to Cadence International and many new ministries began, including a military outreach in the Lands of Russia, which Dave continued to serve from 1995–2010.
We fondly remember Dave’s beautiful booming baritone voice; his steel-trap mind that retained so many names and events; his red pen attention to detail; his steadfast heart for the Lord; his deep love for his wife Betty, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his unwavering commitment to do all he could to see military people come to Christ.
Cadence says, “Thank you, Dave!” And Jesus says, “Well done, good and faithful servant . . . Enter into the joy of your master.” (Matthew 25:21 ESV)