Associational Church Catalyst
In 2014 God called Drue Matthews to leave the lucrative insurance business he had helped to start. Over the last few years, Drue has actively applied his God-given experience and expertise to serve LifeHouse Church in Middletown, Delaware.
In October 2016, Drue led the launch of LifeHouse Church in Smyrna, Delaware, currently meeting on Sundays at Smyrna Elementary School at 10:00 AM.
Drue's passion is Jesus. "I want to live my life," says Drue, "In a way that brings Jesus praise, glory, and honor. And I want to worship him by offering my whole self as a living sacrifice. Those two things compel me to devote my life to this mission in the church."
Drue's wife and biggest supporter, Heidi, is a vital part of their launch team, helping lead LifeHouse's children's ministry. They were married in 1998 and have six children.
Associational Church catalyst
Champ Thornton is most centrally a sinner rescued by Jesus Christ and welcomed into God's family. He's also husband to Robben and dad to three wonderfully energetic children. Reared in a Christian family, Champ came to know Christ while attending a retreat during high school.
Before coming to Newark, Delaware, to serve as associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church, Champ lived most of his life in the Carolinas. After seminary, he pastored at Grace Bible Church near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In addition to pastoral ministry, Champ has also served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio, and as author of Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation; The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith; God’s Love: A Bible Storybook; and Bible curricula for early and upper elementary-aged children.
Champ enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, drinking coffee, listening to music, doing genealogical research, and reading theology, biography, and fiction.
Jon Boulet is pastor of Sycamore Hill Church, in Hockessin, Delaware.
Jon has been pastor at Sycamore Hill since 2006. But Jon’s connection to the church and Hockessin dates back to 1985 when, as a boy, he came to the church with his parents. After graduating high-school, Jon left for college, and upon graduation, was commissioned in the US Air Force.
Jon describes Sycamore Hill as "characterized by genuine care for one another. The heart of our outreach is to young families, and we have many children, but we work hard to consider all the ages and stages." To strengthen this mission, they're praying to improve their facilities, while remaining faithful to God's will.
Jon continues to serve in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, enjoys woodworking, and resides with his family on a farm in Kennett, PA. He and his high-school sweetheart, Andrea, have four children. Jon is currently Moderator of the DBA.
Dr. David Moore is pastor of London Village Baptist Chapel, in Magnolia, Delaware.
David followed the Lord's call to ministry when he was a sophomore in college. Since that time David has served at several churches in the state of Delaware. He has been senior pastor at London Village since February 2013.
David describes London Village as "smaller, older congregation focused on God's Word and worship." Together they desire to minister both to the neighborhood surrounding their church and also to the families in surrounding subdivisions. As pastor, David's heart is to see Christian followers deepen their faith and walk closer to Christ.
David is married to Gennie, and they have three adult children: Erin, Katye, and Gloriana. In his spare-time, David enjoys reading mysteries and Christian fiction. David is currently the Vice-Moderator of the DBA.