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Dave Engbrecht Bio



Dave Engbrecht serves as Pastor at Large of Nappanee Missionary Church in Nappanee, Indiana, where he served previously as Senior Pastor for 41 years before changing roles to work with local, regional, and global partners along with being a part of the teaching team at Nappanee Missionary Church. 


Dave’s vision is to make fully committed disciples through healthy local churches led by gifted leaders. One of Dave’s passions is to pour himself into leaders and organizations with whom Nappanee Missionary Church has partnerships. He currently serves as Chairman of both the Sammy Tippit Board of Directors (San Antonio, Texas) and the World Gospel Mission Board of Directors (Marion, Ind.). Along with many other organizations, he also serves on the Bethel University Board of Trustees. Along with his team, Dave has planted and restarted numerous churches across Northern Indiana, and has been a keynote speaker at numerous retreats, leadership and business training events, conferences and camps in North America as well as in India, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Mexico, Honduras, Pakistan, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, Romania, and Armenia.

Born in South Bend, Ind., Dave earned a bachelor’s degree from Vennard College in University Park, Iowa and a Master of Education degree at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, as well as doctoral studies at Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, Tenn. He and his wife, Christy, reside in Nappanee and are the parents of two married children and five grandchildren.

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