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Our Pastoral Team

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David Sunday - Lead Pastor

David was born & raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and still loves all things related to America's Dairyland.  God was kind to bless him with parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who loved Jesus, who enjoyed life, and who modeled the joyfulness of living life under God's authority.

David’s best friend is Kate, his lovely wife. They met the first day of their junior year of high school in American Literature class, and she has been his most faithful counselor & encourager & partner in ministry since their marriage in 1991. They have three children, Rebekah, Nate & Ruth, who fill their days with music, sports and engaging conversation.

Here’s some of David’s passion: “I believe in the functional centrality of the gospel. I hope that every aspect of the ministry of our church will take us deeper into the riches of our inheritance in Christ. I long to preach Christ in all the Scriptures and to live as a shepherd of the flock which He purchased with His own blood. I love being a pastor. My passion for New Covenant Bible Church is that we would be a people who...

• See & savor the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,
• Explicitly and consciously rely on the Holy Spirit,
• Love one another deeply, from the heart,
• Delight in the worship of our great God,
• Witness to the power of the gospel in such a way that our lives make others thirsty for Jesus.”

David Sunday can be contacted at dsunday@newcbc.org

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Patrick Havens - Pastor

Patrick joined our pastoral staff and elder team beginning July 1. This process began in 2015 when the Havens family returned to New Covenant from Morocco.  The main function of Patrick’s pastoral role will be to assist us in shaping a disciple-making culture here at New Covenant. The purpose is to catalyze a movement of disciple-makers—a movement that will impact our church, our communities, and the world. Disciple-making includes mission, not as a separate agenda, but as the outward thrust of our disciple-making.

In addition to being ready to perform any needed pastoral function in the church, Patrick will seek to influence every area of ministry at NCBC with a unified, reproducible, grace-reminding model of discipleship—a model that will be the vehicle we use to help us “all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). This includes the ongoing training of CareGroup leaders, Institute teachers, and all other ministry leaders with a strategy to include more life-on-life discipleship in all our activities. Patrick also gives leadership to our welcoming ministries, and will work to connect attendees into membership and meaningful engagement in the life of our church. 

Patrick & Alicia have five children - Elizabeth, Elijah, Josiah, John and Hannah. 

Patrick Havens can be contacted at phavens@newcbc.org.

 

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Dan Huff - Pastor

Dan Huff serves as a pastor responsible for the Seniors Fellowship, pastoral care and visitation, administration, and assists in teaching and worship.

Dan was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in a military family. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Music Performance and began a career as an opera singer. Through the witness of college friends, and their challenge to read through the Book he was so critical of, Dan prayed to receive Christ in 1975 while reading the New Testament.

Dan met his wife Toni, then Jewish, while doing his Masters work at California State University - Northridge. Dan was instrumental in leading Toni to Christ and they were married a year after her conversion.

Realizing an opera career would not be conducive to family life, Dan taught school for a number of years while actively serving in the music ministry at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, CA. Dan was discipled into music ministry by Worship Pastor Clayton Erb and the teaching ministry of John MacArthur. In 1991 Dan moved to Illinois and joined the staff of Fox Valley Bible Church as its first full-time worship pastor.

Dan & Toni have 3 adult sons--Joshua (Moriah), Jeremy (Melissa), and Jordan (Jana)--and 9 grandchildren.

Dan Huff can be contacted at dhuff@newcbc.org.


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- Pastor

Dan Leeper serves as an associate pastor responsible for the pastoral leadership & preaching of the junior & senior high youth ministry; the oversight of a children's ministry staff, from nursery through elementary ages; preaching/teaching in partnership with David Sunday; and leading the Sunday morning corporate worship ministries.

Dan joined the pastoral team in February of 2012. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, MO. Dan’s wife, Holly, is from South Bend, IN. They met in college and were married in 2005. Dan and Holly were both raised in Christian families, and God saved both of them early in life. Dan and Holly have three sons, Carson, Malachi and Jason.

Dan Leeper can be contacted at dleeper@newcbc.org.