Leachville First Baptist Church recently welcomed new pastor David Price. Brother Price offered his first sermon at Leachville on Easter Sunday.
He worked part time in the ministry for a year or so before going full time in 1995. His first full time ministry was a church outside of Florence, Ala. He has also pastored in the Searcy area and North Little Rock area.
He also served as chaplain at a juvenile detention center for a year while in Memphis and has served as associate pastor working in missions and education.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he received a bachelor's degree in business management. He received a master's degree from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis.
"I have served as pastor in the country and in the city and found good folks everywhere," he said. "We have received a very warm, friendly welcome since coming to Leachville."
Price and his wife, Christy, have three children, Seth, 12, Sarah, 10, and Rebecca, 8.
Mrs. Price has a degree in elementary education. She worked full time teaching while they were in Memphis. She continues teaching as she home schools their children.
Brother Price said he feels very fortunate to have been given the heart and the opportunity for mission work. He has attended and led mission trips to Russia Ukraine and Ecuador, South America.
"We did street evangelism and church planning on all of the trips," he said.
He is looking forward to serving in Leachville. His priorities include church and family.