Dave Smith – Senior Pastor
Dave is a Texan, through and through. Born and raised in Dallas, he went away to college in East Texas (Stephen F. Austin State University) where he met Kathy. After they married, Dave and Kathy shared the Dallas Seminary experience and then moved to San Antonio, where they were among the five couples who launched Northwest Community Church in 1982.
Dave and Kathy are currently enjoying an “empty nest” now that their three children are grown. Ben and Melissa are the proud parents of Sadie and Carson and Ethan. Zach is adventuring through life with his wife, Courtney, in Denver. Erin is living and working in Bryan, Texas.
For non-church related refreshment, Dave enjoys being out in God’s beautiful creation. Nearly annual summer backpacking trips to the Rockies are mixed with shorter camping trips to Texas state parks and outings with Kathy at nearby hiking trails. He also enjoys Crossfit (and don’t get him started talking about that…), reading, and vegetable gardening
Dave also really appreciates the opportunities the Lord has provided through the years to serve cross-culturally, most recently to Kenya and Nicaragua, sharing some of what he has learned with godly church leaders who don’t have the advantage of much training.