As the Senior Pastor of First Whitewright, Dave provides teaching, leadership, and
guidance for the church as a whole. Following an incredibly radical salvation experience, Pastor Dave has been involved in ministry for the past 35 years helping people to experience the transformational power of
Jesus Christ and the amazing grace and love of God. His experience includes over 2 decades of both youth and worship ministry, and 23
years as pastor of 3 churches, including one church plant for 13 years.
In addition, Dave worked in the corporate world
for 11 years as a Safety Engineer and Corporate Trainer, was also a Band Director for 10 years, and has done a variety of construction related hands-on contracting for many years.
Pastor Dave holds a BS in Industrial Tech\Construction Tech, a Teaching Certification in Music, and Masters of Divinity with Biblical languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth.
Dave met his wife Dawnda at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas. They have 5 children, 3 adopted from Siberia Russia, and fill their time working on their old historic home together, keeping up with their 2 in college, helping with a lot of kids’ sports, as well as hunting, fishing, exercise, and exploring our the National Parks.
Dawnda has taught Home Economics at the Jr. High and High School level, and is currently a 2nd grade teacher at Ector ISD. Dawnda is filling out her 19th year as our Awana Director!