Dave Smith - Senior Pastor
Dave is a Texan, through and through. Born and raised in Dallas, he went away to college in East Texas (Stephen F. Austin State University) where he met Kathy. After they married, Dave and Kathy shared the Dallas Seminary experience and then moved to San Antonio, where they were among the five couples who launched Northwest Community Church in 1982.
Dave and Kathy are currently enjoying an
“empty nest” now that their three
children are grown. Ben and Melissa are
the proud parents of Sadie and Carson.
Zach is adventuring through life with
his wife, Courtney. Erin is living and
working in San Antonio.
In addition to loving the normal activities that come with pastoring, Northwest has encouraged Dave’s interest in Missions through the years. Opportunities in recent years have included nearly annual trips to Russia (1999-2008) and trips to Uruguay, South America and a recent trip with a group from the church to serve in Kenya.
Serving our San Antonio community is an increasingly great passion for Dave. That passion is shared by many from the church who shepherd some of our city’s homeless population and provide groceries for needy families.
Dave is convinced that the local church is the best place to experience genuine worship and transformational community in our “hurry-up” world. For that reason, Dave hopes to see everyone who calls Northwest Community Church “home” involved in genuine, soul-to-soul relationships where life touches life.
The church has always embraced a solid
commitment to Scripture as well as a
free-grace orientation, and these
commitments reflect Dave’s personal
priorities. We are committed to the
passionate pursuit of life-changing
relationships with God, with each other,
and with our world.