About The Pastor
David Atkisson, Pastor/Teaching Elder
David began serving as our pastor in July, 2008. A graduate of Berea College and Reformed Theological Seminary, David is married to Lynn and is the father of three adult children, grandfather to four grandchildren, and great uncle to Jessica Griffith. Prior to Grace Church Elizabethtown, David and Lynn served as missionaries with Mission to the World (MTW) in Campinas, SP, Brazil. There, he worked with a national pastor in developing sports, mercy, and English as a Second Language (ESL) ministries among the urban poor. Formative experiences have included being an athlete, teacher and coach, living in various places in the US and Brazil, and growing spiritually through a season of depression. Influential voices in David’s life include C. John Miller, R.C. Sproul, Jonathan Edwards, Tim Keller, Scotty Smith, Thomas Brooks, J.I. Packer, Dale Ralph Davis, and Elias Medeiros. In His free time, you might find David spending time with his wife taking her to Bluegrass music festivals, reading, playing with his grandchildren, eating good Brazilian BBQ, or cheering on F.C. Barcelona.