Paul serves as the main preaching pastor for Grace Covenant Church. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served for two years on staff with Campus Crusade at Michigan State University, and then completed an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was further trained for pastoral ministry in the pastoral internship program at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, where met his wife Laurie in 2003, and co-authored The Deliberate Church with Mark Dever (Crossway, 2005). After further testing of Paul’s heart in pastoral ministry, the congregation that would become Grace Covenant called him to plant the church with them and serve as their pastor in 2009. Paul and Laurie have five children – Olivia, Braden, Jackson, Clayton and Garrett.
Dave grew up in the Detroit area, but relocated a number of times during a 36 year career with a global consumer products company. Dave put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ as a young adult. A short time later, Dave met his bride-to-be, Cindy. They became husband and wife in 1980, and have since been blessed with four wonderful children and three wonderful grandchildren. Dave’s past job transfers have enabled him to gain experience in serving, teaching, and leading at several churches. In addition to his current role as an Elder at Grace Covenant, Dave is on-staff with Wayside Cross Ministries, and is a member of that organization’s Steering Committee. He also teaches a weekly men’s Bible study in Elgin, and provides mentoring to small businesses through the SCORE organization.