Pastor Dave is a native of Ohio and has been blessed to share life with his wife Kathy and their 4 children: Andrew, Sierra, Norman, and Nicholas. Pastor Dave has pastored full time for eleven years in the Church of the Nazarene. Abilene First is his third charge. He first served as a Youth Pastor at Zanesville (Ohio) First Church of the Nazarene. His second charge was as Senior Pastor of Dellroy (Ohio) Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Dave believes the two most important parts of ministry are "Preaching Jesus and Loving the People".