David Dummitt is an innovative leader with a strong passion to see church leaders win and have fun doing it. He is a “pastor to pastors,” committed to equipping and coaching church leaders to lead themselves and lead their churches well.
Dave is the Founding and Lead Pastor of 2|42 Community Church, ranked by Outreach Magazine for six years in a row as one of the fastest-growing churches in America. 2|42 has grown from a 40-member launch team meeting in Dave’s living room to over 7500 people meeting at four different campuses each weekend. As a church committed to community outreach and radical generosity, 2|42 builds award-winning Community Centers with indoor sports and fitness facilities, cafes, playscapes for kids, and a school for the arts.
Dave has significant experience navigating the complexities of expansion and growth in ministries of all types and sizes, and he has a strong understanding of multisite church strategy and other pioneering church movements. He previously served as the North American Regional Director for NewThing, a global church-planting network, and 2|42 has helped to plant over 30 churches.
Dave is skilled in coaching others to lead with compelling vision, to grow and multiply healthy teams, and develop effective churches that make a substantial impact. He is also a sought-after writer and conference speaker.
Dave has led 2|42 through several generosity campaigns, totaling more than 33 million dollars. His business savvy combined with his pastoral leadership allowed him to serve on the board of the Solomon Foundation, the fastest growing church extension fund in history, with assets totaling over $500 million dollars in seven years. Additionally, Dave partnered with two gifted technology developers to create GYVE, an innovative generosity development tool for churches and nonprofits.
Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Wheaton College. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Howell, Michigan with their four awesome children.