Dave has been married to his beautiful bride Marsha for 35 years. They have two girls, Shanda and Sara, who have married wonderful men and given them three beautiful grand children… so far.
Dave has worked for the Michigan State Police for 28 years and is currently the Assistant Post Commander of the Marshall Post. When his job moved him to the Lansing area in 1998, Dave and Marsha moved to Eaton Rapids where they immediately knew God had called them to attend First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids after their first visit.
Dave started serving in the sound booth while Marsha served as a singer on the worship team. Both Dave and Marsha joined small groups and ultimately lead one of their own for a time. Marsha continues to sing and support her husband in his ministries. Over the years, Dave has lead in the evolution of a financial planning and giving program for the church, been a Sunday School teacher for junior and senior high students; restructured, lead, and mentored youth leaders and students for the current youth program; has been an Elder in the church for approximately 14 years where he has performed pulpit fill on Sunday mornings, conducted in-home and hospital calls, performed personal counseling of individual members, is involved in monthly planning meetings, does church announcements, been part of teaching a membership class, is part of the Pastor’s Prayer Partners, and has been involved in the difficult matters of church leadership as well as the times of joy. Most recently he was part of the search committee that called Pastor John to lead our church.
Dave considers it a personal joy to serve the people of this congregation, but mostly, believes the joy comes from serving the Lord who blesses our congregations with the privilege of worshiping Him.