Meet Our Candidate

Dave King

I was born into a Christian family & was raised in Eugene, OR. I committed my heart to Jesus at age 12, but didn't have early discipleship that made it "stick" as a guiding variable in my life.  I rebelled much as a young adult but life took a positive turn just before meeting and marrying Jennifer in the early 1990s. Her becoming a believer and my re-commitment began our powerful faith journey as couple and young parents in 2000! Coming to Westport in 2007, understanding our faith and gifts more, we became active servants. Initially I participated in worship arts team, security team, and we partnered in Fuel and small group leadership. After India missions took our spiritual formation deeper, we began exploring everyday gospel lifestyles and can't imagine daily life not having Christ at the center. I am currently active in teaching tweens in Port Kids, I lead a Gospel Community on Mission and I champion our global missions efforts: Co-leading the Spring 2017 trip to Gan Sabra. I'm excited to be considered for candidacy as Elder; I'm eager to offer my sensitive, relational bent to a strong team of leaders whose hearts are to make disciples and grow God's kingdom through growing Westport.

I was born into a Christian family & was raised in Eugene, OR. I committed my heart to Jesus at age 12, but didn't have early discipleship that made it "stick" as a guiding variable in my life.  I rebelled much as a young adult but life took a positive turn just before meeting and marrying Jennifer in the early 1990s. Her becoming a believer and my re-commitment began our powerful faith journey as couple and young parents in 2000! Coming to Westport in 2007, understanding our faith and gifts more, we became active servants. Initially I participated in worship arts team, security team, and we partnered in Fuel and small group leadership. After India missions took our spiritual formation deeper, we began exploring everyday gospel lifestyles and can't imagine daily life not having Christ at the center. I am currently active in teaching tweens in Port Kids, I lead a Gospel Community on Mission and I champion our global missions efforts: Co-leading the Spring 2017 trip to Gan Sabra. I'm excited to be considered for candidacy as Elder; I'm eager to offer my sensitive, relational bent to a strong team of leaders whose hearts are to make disciples and grow God's kingdom through growing Westport.

Please submit the below form to “affirm” Dave in the role of Elder.  Candidates should be affirmed unless there is a strong compelling reason that would Biblically disqualify a candidate.  If you cannot check ‘YES’; please provide your name and phone number. 

If you're wondering what it means to be an Elder at Westport, please review the info below or email our elders with your questions.

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At Westport Church the Lead Pastor is an elder tasked with initiating visionary direction for the church and pastoral leadership to staff and volunteer leaders. Other staff pastors may become elders as able, willing and qualified.

We believe the Bible calls men to provide overall spiritual leadership to a church as they are called to provide at home. We look to Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5 for the biblical qualifications for elders. Elders are called to be servant-leaders, as Jesus commended in Matthew 20:25-28.

When we look for elder candidates, we look for men who:
· Show interest in becoming an elder
· Exhibit maturity as followers of Jesus
· Can discern truth from error
· Are already acting like elders in serving the church.

For additional information about the specifics of our church government, we encourage you to read our church bylaws.