David Yarger

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David was born in Phoenix, AZ. David has been married to Amy (his far better half) since 1999; they have been blessed with many, many great kids: Ben (2002), Kalei (2004), Micah (2006), Abigail (2008), Levi (2010), Evelyn (2012) and Josiah (2014). His family is “a whole lot of love. We are getting to the point where we will all have to wear the same color to spot one another in a crowd. You may see us counting heads whenever we are getting ready to go somewhere. Mostly, we love learning to walk with Jesus together!” David received his Bachelors in Bible and Music from Grand Canyon University. He has been at Verde since October of 2008, after ministering in Houston, TX and Richmond, VA.

What is your favorite book?
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning comes to mind. It is a great reminder of the relentless grace of God.

What or who is your most influential book or author?
Henri Nouwen and A.W. Tozer are two of my favorites. I love the passion and heart of their writings. I also love the mystics.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food would have to be Amy’s (my wife) chicken enchiladas. They are de- (wait for it) licious!

What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
I was born on the same date as my older brother two years later. Mom always had good timing.

What is the most exciting thing for you to see God do in the lives of people?
I love to see people finding peace and rest in the love and grace of God. And seeing people worship God with abandon and gratitude.