Our Pastor

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David Daffern and Lynne

I have been a follower of Jesus Christ since I was 20 years old.  That was the same year I married Lynne, who is my next greatest blessing.

We quickly enjoyed two more blessings — twin sons, Aaron and Joshua.  Years went by, Aaron married Heather, and they have blessed us with David (2001), Drew (2004), Desiree (2006) and Daniel (2016).  Josh married Robin, and they have blessed us with Ezekiel (2007), Shepherd (2009), Lincoln (2012), and Emmanuelle (2014).

I’ve managed to collect a few degrees in the midst of my journey serving the Lord.  I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1983 from California State University, Fullerton.  I earned a Master of Divinity in 1989 and Doctor of Ministry in 2001 from Golden Gate Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, CA.

My greatest education, however, has come from fulfilling my calling to serve the Lord in the local church.  Along the way God has blessed me with opportunities to serve Him vocationally in Hayward, CA; Livermore, CA; Hemet, CA; Winslow, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; and Ann Arbor, MI.

It’s now my great privilege to serve the Lord as pastor at Sonoita Hills Community Church.