Dave and Cheryl met while attending Illinois State University and were married in 1990. They have since been blessed with three children: Ian (17), Rileigh (14), and Caleb (12).

They began attending Quentin Road in 1995. Little did they know what God had in store for them.

Cheryl worked in the preschool full time and later in the sign language ministry, while Dave helped with the VIG broadcasts. Both were an active part of the Awana program.

Dave graduated from Dayspring with his Bachelors in 2005 and later with his Masters in 2008.Dave shares, “Dayspring didn’t just prepare me for ministry. It prepared me for running the Christian race and instilled in me the desire to finish strong.”

A few years ago, Dave became the pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Kentucky. Dave and Cheryl recently began a children’s ministry and youth program, as well as several other ministries designed to win the lost to Christ. Their latest form of ministry has been the most unexpected to-date.

A recent tornado in their area greatly impacted their congregation. Pastor Dave shared about his church family, “The greatest way they found they could help was by offering hope. Our church family gave out hundreds of tracts as they helped those in need. Our church put in almost 500 hours of service. The tornado provided our people a chance to shine as beacons of light with the gospel of grace. In tragedy, God was honored, souls were saved, and hope was restored.”

Please keep Pastor Dave and his family in your prayers as they continue to reach souls for Christ.


Article by Stephanie Scialabba