About Pastor Dave

A clear call from God in 1971 started Pastor Dave on the path of ministry and service. With a love for the Lord and a heart for people, he set his sights on preaching and teaching in the local church. Dave has been in the full-time ministry since 1979, after graduating from Eastern College (now Eastern University) in St. David’s, PA, in 1976, and from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Seminary) in 1979. 

St. John’s Baptist Church is his third pastorate, having previously pastored churches in North Creek/Minerva, NY, and in Princeton, NJ. He has served at St. John’s since 1989. 

Dave has often been caught running off with the Music Director. But not to worry: she is the love of his life, his wife of over 38 years. Together, Dave and Pam have raised three wonderful children, two girls and one boy. 

In his spare time Dave loves to travel with Pam in their RV throughout the country. He also enjoys woodworking, playing games, and just hanging out with family and friends.