David Hayward is the NakedPastor.
After 30 years in the church, he left the ministry to pursue his passion for art. NakedPastor uses words and images to challenge the status quo, deconstruct dogma, and offer hope for those who struggle and suffer under it.
David is no stranger to belief systems - he holds a Masters in Theological Studies, as well as Diplomas in Religious Studies and Ministry, and University Teaching. His art expresses the stories and struggles of spiritual refugees and independent thinkers who question, doubt or oppose the confines of religion. Each piece encourages difficult conversations and acts as a catalyst for critical thinking.
I'm an artist and writer who supports LGBTQ+ people and groups, BIPOC and women artists, creatives, journalists, and more, and encourage others to do the same.
If you would like to connect, please contact David!
* DISCLAIMER: All cartoons and illustrations are inspired by personal experience and observations of people in general. People’s stories are only used as ideas for cartoons if universally experienced or if I have their expressed permission. I pledge confidentiality to all who have the courage to confide in me.