Church: Westgate Church
David King was the former pastor at First Baptist Church in downtown Minneapolis, where I was his Youth Pastor for 8 years. He was a wonderful pastor and leader. He made working there both fun and meaningful, always checking in with me to see how things were going, supporting the youth group in our many trips and activities, and kindly answering all of my deep theological questions. We had a fantastic team who worked and served together seamlessly; due to David’s strong leadership, deep faith and warm and personable personality. David married my husband and I (twice! Once the first time and once for our vow renewal), and he has been instrumental in pastoral care and funerals for his many congregations, although he is no longer serving as a full time pastor. He is semi-retired now and serving interim pulpits and teaching Sunday School at Westgate church. He and his wife Marie are like a mom and dad to me, and I am so grateful for our continued relationship and his years of wisdom and advice. And, to top it off, he plays a competitive game of Shanghai!