David McMurry functions as our Senior Pastor. He loves his job and focuses his time on a) revealing Jesus from the Scriptures; b) leading the church staff; c) working with the elder board to equip volunteer ministry leaders; d) meeting new people; and e) coaching and encouraging new pastors.
Dave has been married to Autumn for almost 20 years (she likes to say they got married at age 12). He hopes you get a chance to meet her and see how her eyes sparkle. They have three sweet teenagers. Dave & Autumn recently helped found Providence Preparatory School in Belton. Their family enjoys playing sports, taking walks, cooking, community theater, and all kinds of music. Dave has always enjoyed exercise, but living in an Army town made him realize he is not very consistent.
He also enjoys whistling, eating barbecue, and day-dreaming about all sorts of things.
Dave grew up in Central Texas and served as an intern and as Junior High Youth Pastor at Temple Bible Church from 1991-1993 and 1995-1999. He also volunteered in ministry at Grace Bible Church of College Station, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Mo., and First Evangelical Free Church of St. Louis, Mo.
He received a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., in 2002. In seminary, Dave grew in his understanding of Gospel-centered theology. He made a lot of Presbyterian friends in St. Louis, and then returned to Temple Bible Church as Children & Family Pastor from 2002-2006. In 2006, Temple Bible Church sent out Dave and other leaders to found Grace Bible Church. Public worship services began in August 2006. Today, the adventure continues...