David joined the staff of West Hills in Jan of 2013 after spending 9+ years as a student ministry director at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church. David started following Jesus as a high school student in Morgan Hill after being invited to youth group by some friends. After high school David enrolled at San Jose State to pursue his undergraduate degree in Social Science with the hopes of becoming a teacher. It was at this time that he first started to volunteer in youth ministry which eventually became a part time and then full time ministry position. The Summer of 2004 was a big time for David. In June David graduated from SJSU and started youth ministry full time at MHPC and then in July married his high school sweetheart Pamela. Realizing a desire for more biblical and theological education, David enrolled in a Master of Divinity program at Western Seminary which he completed the summer of 2010. It was at this time that David felt God’s leading to pursue pastoral ministry, which would eventually lead him him to West Hills a few years later.
David has two ministry passions. The first is to teach the Word of God and the second is to equip people to use their spiritual gifting for God’s kingdom. It is great that the two so often go hand in hand. A lot of transformation happens as people interact with the bible, as well as when they experience the grace of God in action through service and the inevitable stretching that comes with using their spiritual gifts. It is a privilege to walk alongside people in this element of discipleship.
David loves spending time with his wife and his four kids. Likewise, he is working hard to teach them to love baseball (Go Giants!). David spends much of his free time reading, drinking coffee, running, cycling and playing music.