Dave and Tami Benson came to Newberg in January 2004. Dave is an ’89 George Fox University graduate and held a position at Family Life Church as Youth Pastor in the 1990s. After working in youth ministry in Idaho for thirteen years, God orchestrated the events that brought Dave and Tami back to Newberg to lead Family Life Church.
Their passion? As lead pastors, Dave and Tami are passionate about people, and enjoy seeing them grow in their faith. Dave loves communicating in a clear, authentic way. He enjoys sports and has been known to get a little crazy over a good game.
Dave and Tami met and were married while attending Northwest University. They have three daughters, Tiffany (married to Brandon Lovelace in June 2009), Heather, and Amber. Three grandchildren bring joy to the Benson home: Zane, December, and Irish. When they say “Papa!” it’s all over.
Life Bible Verse
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11 — The Message)