Elders

At Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church we believe God calls and raises up elders to lead the church. An elder is one of a plurality of biblically qualified men who jointly shepherd and oversee the local church body. While all levels of leadership are very important, our elders will always be relied upon to be heard first as they teach the Word of God. Our elders serve as managers and caretakers of the church. As overseers of the flock, they will lead in determining church policy, care for the spiritual condition of the church, ordain other leaders, teach, encourage, and serve the people of the church. As shepherds they will rely completely upon the Bible for their direction, and they will set an example for all in living full, rich, meaningful lives in close personal relationship with the Lord. Please feel free to contact any of our elders with questions, needs, or concerns. They are eager to minister to you in any way they can.

  • Dave Hunter, Senior Pastor

    I was born in the mountains of Kentucky and moved to the Northwest in 1969, the same year I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I am married to the love of my life, Bonnie. We joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in 1984 and served for 24 years in Utah, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and in Siberia, Russia. My interests include fly-fishing, and catching trout, salmon, and steelhead. I am a football fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, and my alma mater Boise State University. I love the Lord and I love the ministry, serving as a pastor in Alaska and Washington. Besides being pastor and elder here at WVBC, I teach a small group Bible Study on Sunday evenings. I am totally committed to fulfilling “The Great Commission” as described in Matthew 28:18-20. My favorite book in the Bible is Romans. I love Bible Archeology and Apologetics and cannot wait until I see Jesus face to face!

  • Associate Pastor


  • Dennis Dean

    I have been married to my wife, Peggy, for eighteen years. We have one son, Michael, and a daughter, Michelle. Peggy and I have been members of WVBC for 14 years. Currently I serve on the Worship Team and teach the CoEd Youth Sunday School class.  I continually look for ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ when presented with “Divine Appointments.” I traveled to Israel several years ago. My hobbies include fishing, hunting, woodworking, and gardening.