David L. Hatton
Founder / CEO
The founder and CEO of ChurchWorx, David L. Hatton is recognized as
a leader in the field of Facility Management. Over the last 25 years,
he successfully organized, constructed and operated a host of facilities
projects over a period of 25 years.
Prior to forming ChurchWorx in 1991, David managed the facilities
support for Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, a 456
bed JCAHO accredited pediatric teaching hospital. His responsibilities
included Strategic Planning: Engineering; Safety; Environmental and
Architectural Services; Project Management; and Construction Administration.
In addition, he also provided facilities strategic leadership representing
Texas Children’s Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in the development
and start-up of a Leukemia Center in coordination with Baylor College
of Medicine. Prior to his work with Texas Children’s Hospital,
David served as the Executive Director of Facilities Management and
Construction for Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, one of the
largest church networks in Texas.
David has extensive construction leadership experience managing
more than 45 major faith-based building development projects.
He has created and implemented facilities start-up programs
as well as the standards of operation for churches, private
schools, and universities. He is a seasoned leader in all areas
of executive-level Facilities and Asset Management.
David received two degrees from the University of Houston, a
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Technology and Industrial
Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
He is a Certified Facility Manager with IFMA (International
Facilities Management Association), Certified Plant Engineer
with AIPE (American Institute of Plant Engineers), and a Distinguished
Member/Speaker with ISFE (International Society of Facilities
Executives), which was created and sponsored by M.I.T., Boston,
Massachusetts. In addition, he is and has been a member of the
HESS Club for more than 15 years (Houston Engineering and Scientific
Society) and IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers).
Mr. Hatton has been married to his wife Patti, for 24 years,
has 2 daughters Jessica 21, a junior at University of Texas
at Austin, and Jodi, a freshman at Texas A&M University.
He teaches Married Adult Sunday School at Second Baptist Church
– Houston, enjoys his family, bird hunting, and jogging.