Dave grew up in Charlotte, and after being gone for 15 years, returned to lead the replant of Oakhurst Baptist Church in late summer of 2015. Prior to his time here at Oakhurst, Dave spent 5 years on staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where he served as an elder and received training under the pastoral mentoring of Pastor Mark Dever. In 2010, Dave founded and directed the ministry of Campus Outreach DC. He led a staff team of 12 to launch campus ministries at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University. Before moving to DC, he served as a director with Campus Outreach in North Carolina for 10 years, leading a team of staff in evangelizing and discipling students on college campuses in the Triad area.
Dave earned his BA from UNC Charlotte, his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and completed the Pastoral Internship at CHBC. Dave’s past speaking arrangements include the Together For The Gospel 2014 Conference and the 2015 Desiring God Conference for Pastors. He is passionate about the local church, discipling, and evangelism.
He and his wife, Carrie, have four young children and are excited to see all that God does for His glory through this church.
Pastoral Assistant – College Ministry
Chad is originally from Flint, MI, and moved to town from Washington, DC with our church planting team. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he played defensive back on the football team. As a Pastoral Assistant, he serves the church through outreach to local college campuses.
Pastoral Assistant – Music and Student Ministry
Thomas is a native North Carolinian who moved to town to attend UNC Charlotte, where he graduated in May of 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Fun fact: He and his wife, Rachel, met here at Oakhurst! As a Pastoral Assistant, he serves our church by leading our Music Ministry, as well as leading our Student Ministry for middle and high school students.