Pastor, Pastoral Care
Dave attended high school in Minnesota and earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. Prior to attending Fairhaven, Dave spent nearly 40 years in pastoral ministry, including 37 years serving in a lead pastor’s role. He attended Fairhaven with his family for about two years before joining our staff in 2014.
When he’s not at the church, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Janice, his daughters Janelle and Lucinda, son-in-law Rob, and his grandchildren Gavin and Garrett.Email
I came to Fairhaven a few months after resigning my previous pastoral position and have continued to attend ever since. Healing and encouragement took place in my personal life, and I experienced the presence of God in the worship and the messages. My family and I also experienced encouragement from many of the people we came to know in various groups at Fairhaven. As time progressed, I felt a strong desire to unite with the ministries that God had blessed Fairhaven with, and I was eventually given the opportunity to consider being part of the pastoral staff in the area of small groups. I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of a church that has a passion to see people being transformed into Christ likeness.
At the age of five, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I am not only thankful for saving grace, but the keeping grace of Christ throughout many years. In my youth, I also came to a place where I completely surrendered my life and allowed the Holy Spirit to take control. I felt a definite call to the pastoral ministry and have continued to fulfill that call throughout my life. There are many times I know that God’s protective hand has been upon my personal spiritual journey and ministry. I desire to serve Christ in whatever place he has in mind for me.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” Hebrews 12:2
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