Using the Bible as our foundation we will honor God by growing in faith and love, sharing Jesus and giving generously
Pastor David R. Fisher
Pastor Dave was born in Evansville, Indiana, and lived in Columbus, Ohio, and Las Vegas, Nevada, before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1974 where he graduated from Trevor Browne High School in 1975. He was active at Concordia Lutheran Church in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University, cum laude, with a B. A. in Russian. He attended Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated in 1986 with a Master of Divinity Degree. In 1980 Pastor Dave married his wife Victoria and they have two grown daughters, Laura and Melissa.
Ordained a pastor in the American Lutheran Church his first call was as associate pastor at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. While in Lake Havasu Pastor Dave also served as the staff chaplain for Havasu Samaritan Regional Hospital. In July 1991 he began a solo call at Calvary Lutheran Church in Tucson, Arizona. In 1999 Pastor Dave resigned his call at Calvary to move to the Denver area.
First serving as an interim pastor for St. Andrew Lutheran church in Arvada, CO, Pastor Dave was called to pastor Joy Lutheran Church, Parker, CO, in August 2000. In December of 2009 Pastor Dave resigned his call as Senior Pastor at Joy and subsequently joined the certified clergy list of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. He is currently serving as Pastor of Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church, a new LCMC congregation in Parker, Colorado.
Pastor Dave describes himself as theologically traditional and orthodox as opposed to progressive and revisionist. He believes everything in the Apostlesí Creed to be literally true (e.g., virgin birth and bodily resurrection of Jesus). While not a total biblical literalist (context and genre matter) he believes that the scriptures are the inspired and ultimate source and norm for faith and life. That means the Bible guides, judges and corrects our lives. Our lives do not judge or correct the Bible. He is excited and grateful to God for the opportunity to help establish Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church as a Christian community of love that helps people become and live as followers of Jesus Christ.
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