Newly Ordained to the Gospel Ministry

October 01, 2011 | Kathy Marson

David "Dayv" Lounsbury was ordained on May 28, at the Spokane (Wash.) Central Church. This occasion is a significant occasion in his spiritual journey. Lounsbury was born and raised in Yakima, Wash. Growing up in another denomination, he did not become an Adventist until 2001. His baptism became the catalyst to his ministerial calling and the beginning of this journey.

One of Lounsbury's favorite themes and symbol for the Christian life is "The Journey." God invites everyone on a journey of faith and discovery. No two people are alike, and no two journeys are exactly alike.

Lounsbury graduated from Walla Walla University in 2001 and was hired by the Upper Columbia Conference. Since that time he has served in churches in three states, obtained his Master's Degree in theology from Andrews University and currently serves the Spirit Lake (Idaho) and Spokane Central (Wash.) churches.

Lounsbury is married to Gena, a nursing student, homemaker and gifted musician. Together they have three children: Bailey, Timri and Tobey. The Lounsburys are excited to be a part of the spiritual journey for God's people. They count it a privilege to see the miracles that take place as the love of God transforms them into his children.