Pastor Dave Hemphill's Bio.....
Pastor David Hemphill desires to see First Baptist Church share the gospel of Christ in the Edgewater community. He seeks to accomplish this by providing the support, love, and healing of Christ to each person who lives in here regardless of who they are, where they come from, or what they look like.
In this new life one’s nationality or race or education or social position is unimportant; such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all. Colossians 3:11 (TLB)
Pastor Dave values family and sees FBCE as a place that should
- be safe for families
- grow families
- reach out to Families
- heal families
- support families
- build families
- protect families
- nurture families
Dave has been married to Sandy for 25 years and together they have three children; Emily, Matthew, and Timothy.
Sandy is busy caring for their home and leading the children with their homeschooling. She is very gifted artistically and musically and is currently learning the violin. Sandy leads the Children’s Choir and teaches the Babies Life Group on Sunday Mornings. She is active in the church’s Homeschool ministry (Edgewater Christian School) as well as various other ministries. Get to know her, and you will be blessed, she is a great cook and a great listener!
Emily (18) has graduated high school and is looking forward to studying English and doing missions work. Watch your grammar or she might just correct you! Matthew (14) is just as tall as his father and interested in youth ministry, which is good because he hates math. J Timothy (12) is fresh on the youth scene. His grandparents gave him a 50 gallon aquarium without asking his parents so now he keeps bugging them for exotic pets, like Sugar Gliders, Geckos, Turtles, etc.
Dave is from Eastport (Annapolis) MD, and has lived in Georgia, Kentucky, and northern Maryland. He has been here at FBCE for 13 years. He enjoys his family, and outdoor activities, especially fishing. He has a lot of extended family in this area and can remember when this area was more rural. He sees the “new” growth as opportunities to share the love of Christ. Dave can be serious or he can be a goof. You should feel free to get to know him and enjoy his sense of humor.