One of Alabama’s largest churches has a new pastor.
The 7,800-member Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood voted Sunday to call the Rev. David Eldridge as the new senior pastor.
Eldridge is currently pastor of First Baptist Church Clinton in Clinton, Miss.
Eldridge has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., a Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham and a doctorate in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Before serving at First Baptist Church Clinton, Eldridge was Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, Miss., First Baptist Okolona in Okolona, Miss., and Eastlawn Baptist Church in Pascagoula, Miss. He also served as Associate Pastor of Pineywood Baptist Church in Gardendale, Ala. While in college he served as a student minister, college minister, youth minister, and activities minister in local churches and also as a summer missionary in Wales, United Kingdom.
Eldridge is married to Danielle (Robertson), and they have three children: Hayden, Luke, and Jonathan.
Eldridge will succeed the Rev. Gary Fenton, who retired in 2016.
SOURCE: Greg Garrison