Dave Benson, Senior Pastor
Dave is a native of Georgia and has lived most of his life in the metro-Atlanta area. After graduating from college with a degree in Music, he spent a few years working as a musical instrument sales rep before entering full-time youth ministry. In 1993, Dave answered the call to ordained ministry and attended seminary at Candler School of Theology where he received a Masters of Divinity. He later received a Doctor of Ministry from Drew Theological School. Dave served several churches in North Georgia included Roswell UMC and Kingswood UMC in Dunwoody before coming to be the Senior Pastor at Birmingham in June of 2008. He is married to Theresa and they have two grown children, Chris and Anna.
Birthplace: Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
When I'm not at church or with my family, I enjoy... reading, watching movies, playing guitar, hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
Favorite Quote: "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it
hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." Mother Teresa
The place Dave and Theresa would like to visit: New Zealand
Something quirky about Dave: Does not care for a lot of condiments on his sandwiches.
Currently listening on itunes to: Beatles, Eric Clapton, U2, Led Zeppelin, Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Tommy Emmanuel
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 22:37