David B. Crabtree

Lead Pastor

Where were you born?
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Who is in your family?
Spouse, Cheri; children, Ashley Jefferson, Lauren Smith and Lindsay Crabtree; sons-in-law, Phillip Jefferson and Brandin Smith; and grandchildren, David, Keegan, Brooklyn and Selah Rae Jefferson

What is your favorite verse in the Bible
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

What is your standard coffee order?
Grande, non-fat, one sweet & low, no foam, latte

What is your favorite movie?
Chariots of Fire…or…The Bourne Identity. Conflicted.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“We have been educated into imbecility.” — Malcolm Muggeridge

What was your first job?
Janitor at the Canadian Bible Society

What is a major pet peeve of yours?
People who arrive at the register at Starbucks without a clue as to what they are going to order

What’s your favorite activity?
Cycling

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
32

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
Christ’s return

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Dave Ramsey

Dave R

Why are there 8 hotdog buns and yet 10 hotdogs in a pack?
Retail strategy

Besides the Bible, what is one of your favorite books?
The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
…pastoral leadership

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
My father’s passing

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
Almost everything

What’s the most amazing meal you’ve eaten recently?
North Indian food in Livingstone, Zambia

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
A three-speed Royce Union bicycle

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Candy

Who pursued; you or your spouse?
Me

The best part of waking up is…?
Coffee

Where is the most exotic place you’ve ever been?
Des Moines, Iowa