Our Lead Pastor
David is responsible for leading and teaching the community of believers at The River. He has a passion for seeing others fulfill their God-given assignment. David was ordained in 1990 by the late Dr. Lester Sumrall and has been in ministry for over 20 years. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree in Theology and is the author of more than 15 books. He is a Certified Church Consultant. David also has an MBA and spent a number of years in senior management for a large credit card company. His wife, Dr. Debbie, is a Veterinarian and the owner of Desert Cross Veterinary Clinic. She has a life mission to hustle kindness wherever she goes. They have three children (Bri, Emma and Zac) and ten dogs.