Our pastor is Dave Kummer. Dave is a north Denver native, who graduated from North High School in 1966. He majored in physics in college and graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, in 1970. After college, Dave went to seminary, and graduated from Denver Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1975; Th.M., 1981).
In 1973, Dave married Linda (Corbett), whom he met at the church they were attending. In late 1973, Dave and Linda visited Mountain Valley Baptist Church, which was getting started in the north Denver neighborhood where Dave grew up. They joined in early 1974. In January, 1975, the founding pastor resigned, and Dave was called to serve as Interim Pastor. In June, after Dave received his M.Div., degree, the church called him to be their pastor, and ordained him.
In 1982, Mountain Valley–which had changed its name to Mountain Valley Bible Church–merged with Edgewater Baptist Church, to form Fellowship Bible Church. Dave served as co-pastor with Pete Holdaas until 1984 when “Pastor Pete” left to plant a new church in Albuquerque, NM. Dave has served as the pastor since then. His passionate concern is that the Bible be interpreted and taught accurately and practically.
Dave and Linda have three adult children, Dawn, Nathan, and Matthew, and 9 grandchildren! All 3 of the kids graduated from North High, also.
- Dawn and Thomas Constantini live in Melle, France, and are the parents of Alina, Tassia, and Sybille. They are working with OMIInternational, and Thomas is the pastor of Eglise Protestante Independante en Pays Mellois.
- Nathan and April live in Germany and have 4 children. Nathan is working as a computer software developer and they are also helping lead a small church nearby.
- Matthew and Jessica live in Kissimmee, FL, and are the parents of Katherine and Audrey. Matthew teaches 5th grade Math and Science. Matthew has earned his Master’s degree in Elementary Administration and has passed the Colorado credentials test for elementary principals.
Dave is active outside of his ministry with our church. He…
- Has taught college-level classes in 1st year Greek, Bible Study Methods, and an English Bible class in Romans!
- Is serving as Regional Information Officer of the Rocky Mountain Regional of IFCA International
- Serves as President of the Board of Rockies Southwest Bible Church Extension
- Serves as Secretary of the Board of the North Side High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation.
- Is an individual member of IFCA International and the Free Grace Alliance.
Linda also keeps busy…
- Playing in the first violin section of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (for her 46th season!!), and
- Teaching children’s Sunday School and Ladies’ Bible Study at church, as well as playing the piano for worship services.