Pastor David has been serving as the Executive Pastor since 2006, and functions as the leader of the staff and overall operations of the church. He reports to and works closely with the Board of Elders to implement the mission and vision of the church. He loves working on teams with staff and volunteers to discover strategies and align everyone’s God-given gifts and talents to achieve the mission and vision.
Prior to joining Midland Free, Pastor David served as Missions Pastor and Outreach Team Leader at a large church (Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts) for eight years. He also enjoyed a successful academic career as a tenured Chemistry Professor at the university level.
Pastor David’s academic background includes a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1986), a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University (1988-1990), a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2003), a MBA from Northwood University (2009).
Pastor David is very confused about where his loyalties lie. He is a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Boston Bruins, but has no loyalties to any team in Michigan. Pastor David and his wife, Gem, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2013 by taking their first ever trip to Hawaii. They have two adult daughters and one granddaughter.