david ashby

senior pastor

           Pastor Dave, originally from Champaign, Illinois, has worked in ministry for 50 plus years. He and his wife became involved with Trinity over 22 years ago and he’s been the senior pastor for the last 20 years. Pastor Dave has pushed through some challenging times with the passing of his wife, Janet, and navigating through Covid in the past few years. He now continues to work to move the church forward in growth, both spiritually and numerically. He enjoys networking with people in the community and also enjoys being the chaplain for the Champaign and Urbana Fire and Police Departments.

           He is an avid sports fan of the hometown University of Illinois, ‘Fighting Illini’. He has three children that have grown to become amazing adults, and thoroughly enjoys spending time with, and going to the many activities of his 9 grandchildren.

          Pastor Dave graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. He loves to preach and believes that God’s Word is sufficient for every challenge a person may face in life. He further believes that God’s plan is for every believer to be a vibrant part of a local church, demonstrating God’s love and grace to the world.

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