Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. David A. Cook and his wife, Bernice, originally hail from San Diego, California.  Before their arrival at the Lake in 2013, they served as Pastor and spouse for 13 years in Presbyterian congregations located in Pennsylvania and New York.  Rev. Cook holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts. His Doctoral Thesis is entitled: “Grand-Legacy: How Grandparents can share their faith in Christ with their grandchildren in an age-appropriated manner.”


David is an avid golfer, oil painter, reader and teacher.  Bernice is a lifelong lover of books, music, children and contemplative Christianity.  The Cooks have two grown sons:  Brian (Kendra) who works as a security officer for the Oregon University system and Joel (Elise) who serves with the Office of Special Investigations for the United States Air Force.


The proud parents are happy empty nesters keeping quite busy spoiling  two felines, Jack and Zoe.