Leading Our Prayers

Dave was born in 1956 in Riverside, CA to Robert and Lu Kelley.  Dave has a younger brother, Steven, who is a priest in the Anglican Mission to America denomination and Chief Financial Officer for Goodwill of the Valleys (VA). 


Dave was educated in the Riverside schools, and has an AA degree from Riverside Community College, a BS in Business Administration from Cal State University, San Bernardino and a Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC.  Dave worked as a computer analyst for 25 years.  He and Sheryl (Crooks) were married in 1979.  They have two sons, Bryan and Scott, two beautiful daughters-in-law (Nicole and Brenda), and two grandsons, Jack and Chase.  


Dave entered full-time ministry in 1999, and has served churches in Salisbury, Kernersville, Mayodan, and Maiden, NC.  He was ordained an elder in the Western NC Conference in 2008.


Dave’s outside interests are sports (especially golf), reading and traveling.  He and Sheryl love to cruise.  His spiritual gifts are preaching, teaching and administration.  Dave loves to teach Bible studies and worship the God of all creation.  Dave believes the purpose of his life and the Church is to glorify God and grow God’s kingdom.