Pastor Dave Love grew up in San Diego, California, where he spent most of his time on the beach while pursuing his own worldly view of success as an insurance and security agent. Eventually, God got his attention through a series of life-changing events, and Dave once again submitted his life to the Person of Jesus Christ in April of 1988.
Once he had recommitted his life to Christ, Dave decided to attend Horizon Christian Fellowship. Soon after, he began to serve in the body of Christ by becoming a volunteer in the high school ministry. Over the next 3 years, he saw the youth group grow from 30 kids to over 500.As the ministry continued to grow, Dave felt called to quit his job and join the youth ministry staff full time in September of 1989. While serving in this capacity, Dave met his beautiful bride, Mindi. On January 19th, 1991, they were married. That same year, Dave became an intern pastor at Horizon, then an associate pastor, overseeing the college and career ministries.
In the Spring of 1993, Dave felt that God was calling him to go to Denver, Colorado, so in May of 1994, Dave and Mindi, along with their one-year-old daughter Katie, traded the sun and sand for the mountains and prairies of Colorado. They planted another Horizon Christian Fellowship in Littleton. The church started out as a mid-week Bible study consisting of 10 people, but just as Dave watched the youth ministry grow back in San Diego, he was captivated by the way God continued to provide for Horizon in Littleton. Over time, Horizon Christian Fellowship continued strengthening its outreach, providing multiple services on Sundays and many other ministries throughout the week, to meet the needs of the community. Not only did God bolster Dave’s new ministry, but He also blessed Dave with two more daughters, Mollie and Jaynie, in addition to a son, Joshua.
Though reluctant to leave the church he had started in Littleton, Dave felt called to Pastor a church in Castle Rock, so in February of 2011, he faithfully followed God and left Horizon Christian Fellowship for Calvary Chapel Castle Rock. Since he has taken on this new role, Dave was invited to meet with local pastors on a weekly basis to pray for and impact the community of Castle Rock. As a result, Pastor Dave and a few other local pastors coordinated a SonRise service at the Douglas County Fairgrounds for Resurrection Sunday.
In addition, Dave has led the church’s first trip to Israel, showing the members of the body of Christ how the Bible comes alive as they sing worship music on the Sea of Galilee, study the Bible in the Garden of Gethsemane, and walk the path of the Cross through Old Jerusalem. Throughout the coming years, Pastor Dave and his family hope to continue blessing the people of Calvary Castle Rock and the surrounding community.