Dave is the Founding and Senior Pastor of ALIVE! Community Church. Dave has been active in ministry since his senior year of high school in 1993. Prior to founding ALIVE! Dave had worked in Youth Ministry for 13 years in churches in Western PA; Durham, NC and Lexington, KY.
Pastor Dave loves to communicate the truth of God’s Word with humor, transparency and authenticity. He has a passion to see people experience the abundant life that Jesus promises to those who trust in Him is their Lord and Savior; as well as a burning desire to see the Church unleash its potential to change the world.
Pastor Dave and his wife Jessie live near Saxonburg, with their three kids Anna, Isaac and Andrew. They’ve got a couple of dogs, and have a barn cat from time to time. In his spare time, Pastor Dave feeds his addictions of Steelers football, waterfowl hunting, and fishing for steelhead trout in the tributaries of Lake Erie.
Pastor Dave is a 1997 graduate of Pitt-Greensburg with a B.S. in Natural Sciences and a 2001 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY with an M.Div.