Pastor Dave attended Zion Bible Institute in Rhode Island and graduated with a B. Sc. Theology from North Central University in Minneapolis in 1988. He was the Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Arnprior for the following five years.
New Song Church and World Outreach started off in the living room of Pastor Dave’s parents place with five people in total. The first official service was held on Easter Sunday in 1993 at a pub on the grounds of the University of Waterloo. Pastor Dave was 26 years old and very much single.
At the end of the summer in 1995 he was swept off his feet by a Sunday visitor… Shannon was in town visiting family, she’s from White Rock, BC. They began dating later that fall, long-distance. On the 40th day of seeing each other in person… on May 11, 1996, they were married on the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC.
Pastor Shannon is an entrepreneur with the gift of teaching. She has a background in Finance (very helpful when we bought our first building) but she is most known across Canada for her Blogging and Social Media Marketing abilities. Pastor Shannon leads our Women’s Ministry, Shine on Sisters. Which is also a TV talk show on Kingdom Insight (KiTV) Network. She also works full-time for a non-profit marketing and communications agency as their Digital and PR Engagement Manager.
Pastor Dave received a Doctorate of Divinity Honoris Causa from the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (HSBN) School of International Ministry in 2018.
Together, they have raised four amazing kids. All are heavily involved in the life of the church.