Dave Vasquez has served New Life as Executive Pastor since 2006. He brings a breadth of experience from his previous ministry in two churches where he served as youth pastor, adult pastor, business manager, and executive pastor. He is excited about helping New Life reach its full potential for making disciples and impacting this community for Christ.
Dave did his undergraduate work at UCLA, where he received a B.A. in Psychology. He earned his Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Bethel Seminary.
Dave is still in love with his bride Linda, whom he met in the church in which they both grew up. They were married in 1971 and have three married sons: Todd, a Ph.D. graduate from Loyola Chicago; Troy, co-owner of the Digital Attic in Fresno; and Travis, a graphic artist and clothing designer. Dave and Linda have six grandchildren.
In his spare time you are likely to find Dave pursuing one of his varied interests, from reflecting in a meadow or strolling through a museum to browsing the Internet.
His favorite verse is: Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”