Guest Speaker – Dave Marston

Our guest speaker this weekend is former Big Valley Grace pastor, Dave Marston.  We greatly appreciate Dave’s willingness to fly out from Virginia and speak on such short notice!


Dave Marston has been in ministry for over 30 years serving in a number of churches, universities and several positions of pastoral leadership. Dave was saved at age 12 and attended Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA. As a young man, he had the privilege of being mentored by the late Dr. Jerry Falwell.

At age 18, he felt the call to ministry and attended Liberty Baptist College and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the staff of Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1978 and served in various pastoral positions over the next 7 years.

In 1985, Dave joined the faculty of the Liberty University School of Religion. He taught there full-time for the next 14 years, playing a key role in the development and updating of the curricula for training of pastors and youth pastors still in use today.

In January 2000, Dave joined the staff of Big Valley Grace Community Church where he ministered until moving back to Virginia in 2008. Dave currently serves part-time as Administrative Pastor at Lakewood Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA and is an Organizational Leadership Consultant and Transitions Pastor.

In his role as a Transitions Pastor, Dave has helped churches in difficult transitions to recover and become healthy New Testament churches. Dave and his wife Sue have been married for 44 years. Together they have an adult daughter, Amy and two grandsons, Chase (10) and Cameron (8).


Dave will be bringing us a special message this weekend entitled “Where Is God When You Are Hurting”.

You’re troubled, so you pray. You’re distressed, so you cry for God to bring you quick relief. But all you hear in reply is silence – a silence so deafening it drowns out every thought but this: God isn’t listening or if He is He doesn’t care! Is that your experience?

Dave will be providing a few Biblical principles for you to reflect that will bring you comfort, encouragement and hope. You don’t need a large library to know your experience is common. Just turn through the pages of your Bible, especially the Psalms, and you’ll read several distressed cries for God to act.