Dave Bennett was born in Lorain, OH in 1965. He and his wife, Dora, were married in 1986 and have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren! Dave enjoys sports of all kinds, both watching and participating. He particularly enjoys golf and racquetball. The Bennett family is close and very much enjoys spending time together, especially vacations by the lake or the beach!
Dave accepted God’s call to be a pastor in June of 1983 and graduated from college in 1987 with a bachelor’s in religion. He then attended seminary and graduated cum laude with a Master of Divinity in 1990. In Dave’s own words, “My philosophy of ministry is based on two passages of Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-12 and I Corinthians 11:1. I believe that the church of Jesus Christ was meant to evangelize the lost and build the redeemed in holiness. This is accomplished through the two biblical standards of these passages. The role of the pastor is to model the life of Christ and equip the believers for ministry.” While still in seminary, Dave served as the Youth Pastor of a growing youth group in Kansas City, MO. After graduation, he went on to hold Lead Pastor positions in Northfield, NJ, and Topeka, KS. He has served as Lead Pastor at Fairview Village Church since 2007.
Dave takes Biblical principles and breaks them down into understandable and practical application for today’s culture. His engaging and challenging style inspires people to become reproducing followers of Jesus Christ.
And one more thing we love about Dave that we have to share… He doesn’t mind a practical joke!