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Dave Benson

Dave BensonDave Benson came to Newberg in January 2004. Dave is an ’89 George Fox University graduate and held a position at Family Life Church as Youth Pastor in the 1990s. After working in youth ministry in Idaho for thirteen years, God orchestrated the events bringing him back to Newberg to lead Family Life Church. In 2017 Dave received his Master’s Degree in Leadership from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington.


Dave’s passion? As lead pastor, Dave is passionate about people, and enjoy seeing them grow in their faith. Dave loves communicating in a clear, authentic way. He enjoys sports and has been known to get a little crazy over a good game.


Dave is a dad and papa. He has three grown daughters, Tiffany (married to Brandon Lovelace in June 2009), Heather (Married to Chris Guidi in March 2016), and Amber. Four grandchildren bring joy to Dave:  Zane, December, Irish and Wilder and there’s a new one on the way. When they call out “Papa!” it’s all over.

Life Bible Verse

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11 — The Message)