Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Dave grew up in North Smithfield, RI. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of 19 while in college. The change that resulted from his conversion allowed him to have a clear witness to his college friends. He graduated from Jacksonville University in 1988 and was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy.
He married Lora Bonifield in December 1988 and continued as a Nuclear Engineering Submarine Officer. He and his wife had a growing desire to enter the ministry full time, and in September 1993 he resigned his commission in the Navy and moved to Minnesota to train for the ministry.
In 1996, David graduated from Central Baptist Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree and became an assistant pastor at Prior Lake Baptist Church in Prior Lake, MN. He ministered there until we offered him a call to pastor here in November 2000.
We are blessed to have a pastor who loves the Word of God and explains it passage by passage as he preaches. If you have not yet visited our church or spoken to Pastor Dave, we encourage you to do so. He would love to introduce you to his Lord and Savior who has directed and guided him all these years.