Reverend Dave Lillie
My name is Dave Lillie. You are welcome to call me Reverend Dave, Pastor Dave, or Dave – whatever you are comfortable with. My wife Carol and I are both pastors, and partners in life. We have three adult children and five grandchildren.
I have served Christ as pastor for 25 years which may seem odd, since I grew up without regularly attending church and had a typical attitude for most of my generation, specifically that churches only existed to tell people what to think and do, and to coerce us into giving them money! I began to discover how wrong that attitude was when, at age 30, Carol and I decided to attend a new church being established on the western edge of the Albuquerque suburbs.
I discovered that God had been available to me throughout my life and that, at times, I had even been aware of His presence. I also discovered that not all churches focus on telling people what to think and do, instead encouraging everyone to explore their understanding of God and faith in a loving and supportive environment. Through that church, I met Jesus Christ in a very real and personal way and my life began to change for the better.
At age 35 we sold our home, moved to the Denver area, and I began to attend seminary. The following year I began serving Christ as an appointed United Methodist pastor. I have tried, through my pastoral leadership, to duplicate the kind of loving, supportive atmosphere that allowed me to discover Christ’s presence in my life. My hope is that all who come to Heart of Longmont will feel comfortable and free to explore the claims of Jesus Christ and experience His presence through worship and by being part of an energetic and enthusiastic spiritual community.
I pledge to offer you relevant, hope-filled messages each week. I would love to share more about my spiritual journey with anyone who is interested – by phone, e-mail, or best of all over a cup of coffee. If you’re looking for something more in life, I invite you to visit Heart of Longmont on any Sunday. A welcoming community of faith is waiting – where faith and reason are compatible, and Christ is ready to make life better than ever before!
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