Leachville First Baptist welcomes youth minister
David Beigle is the new minister to students and community outreach at Leachville First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Ashley, moved to Leachville from Memphis the first week in July.
David completed his studies at Mid-America Seminary in Memphis. Ashley is a nurse and is starting her career as assistant director of nursing at Monette Manor.
"I really like the area," David said.
He called himself a country boy at heart. Farming is new to him but he is learning about it. He enjoys hunting so he is looking forward to duck season.
His parents are in Christian radio in Tallahassee, Fla. Beigle comes from a long line of preachers. Both his grandfathers were ministers, several of his uncles are in the ministry and one of his uncles is presently serving as a missionary in India.
The Beigles met in Brazil. David spent two and a half months there in the mission field and Ashley came with a medical team on a missionary trip.
In addition to Brazil, David has been on mission trips to Africa and India. He has been in the ministry since 2003. He served in several churches during his college years.
"All I wanted to do growing up was to be a professional golfer, but that changed during my college years," he said.
Beigle is looking forward to the upcoming school year. He plans on doing some substitute teaching at BIC Junior High.
"What I really look forward to is seeing people's lives changed," he said. "We are in the life changing business here. We are not just playing church."
The Leachville First Baptist Church will host a youth revival Aug. 25-27. A friend of David's from Memphis will speak.