Dave Ripper Named As New Lead Pastor At Crossway!

Our elders are pleased to announce that, as of March 10, 2019, Dave Ripper will be the new Lead Pastor at Crossway. The elders believe Dave's combination of education and experience make him the perfect candidate to champion Crossway's mission of helping people take next steps with Jesus. 


Hear more about the steps in the interview process from elder, Andrew Scott. Click Elder_Process_Final.mp3


A Greeting From Dave Ripper Our New Lead Pastor

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A Message From Our Executive Pastor

Nathan Andris, Executive Pastor, explains a little about the Lead Pastor search, outlines the Elders role in the decision, and shares why he feels Dave is a great choice to lead Crossway.

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A Little About Dave...

Dave Ripper (M.Div. Denver Seminary) is currently the Lexington Campus Pastor at Grace Chapel, one of New England's historically largest and most influential churches, with five campuses and nearly 4,000 people in weekly attendance. 


In addition to his role at Grace, Dave founded a chapel program for the Boston Bruins and has served as the team's chaplain since its launch in 2016.


This past May, Dave released his first book (co-authored with Paul Borthwick), The Fellowship of the Suffering: How Hardship Shapes Us for Ministry and Mission (IVP).


Dave married his high school sweetheart, Erin, a licensed mental health counselor, in 2007. They are the proud parents of two young boys, Dallas and Clive (and their yellow lab, Howdy). The Rippers originally hail from Pittsburgh, PA and love to spend their free time hiking, exploring America's National Parks, and hosting dinner parties. 

Dave and Erin Speak with Our Leadership Teams

On January 19, 2019, Dave and Erin, met with our Elders, Staff, Campus Leadership Teams, and Small Group Leaders, and their spouses. After a question and answer session, Dave and Erin met and spoke informally with many of those in attendance.

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