Dave Herring

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Who I Am

I am an XP, worship leader, and data junky. I get to live out my calling obsessed with leading leaders. Whether that's staff or volunteers, I am able to help others be at their best. I've spent 17 years of my life and career leading worship, speaking, and developing leaders.

Today as an Executive Pastor, I oversee the entire staff, operation, and budget of a large church in central Virginia. From a business standpoint, I strive to keep us making wise decisions and living responsibly. I work closely with the Senior Pastor to cast and execute vision.

My philosophy of ministry and pastoral leadership is that all of our influence to this generation hinges on our ability to be authentic. Therefore, I live who I am day-to-day and don’t have a on/off ministry personality. Transparency and authenticity are two core values of leadership I do not compromise on.

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Theology // Counseling
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 2006


I’m a creative, and live creatively both in my professional and personal life. I exercise creativity through:

  • Music (Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Producer, Songwriter)

  • Photography (Travel, Product, Portraits)

  • Writing (Blogs, Documents, Messages, and Series Crafting)

  • Marketing (Social Media, Concepts, Branding, and Communication)


Personality

As you’ll see from my various test results below, I am an extrovert who is is influential while being a person who follows systems and plays by the rules. I am equal parts right (creative) and left (strategic) brain. I leverage my natural influence to help others become their best and work well. This comes across from the platform as an advocate for your life and your growth, while speaking with Biblical authority.

I am a storyteller. When I speak, I use narratives and metaphors.

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Strengthfinders: Maximizer, Individualization, Achiever


DISC: I am a CI. [Adapted: D22, I64, S45, C85] // [Natural: D28, I68, S38, C74]; "Analyzer"


EQI Total: 105


Myers-Briggs: E79, N58, F56, J87; A81


The Point, Executive Pastor (2013 - Current)
Weekly Attendance: 1300

The Point is a rapidly growing church plant with in central Virginia. Everything about who we are and what we do is driven by our mission to Love God, Love People, Love Life. We have seen growth > 20% over the last five years, against the national average of 5%. Our growth is due to our culture of excellence, attention to detail, and our strategies for reaching people.

My position here as XP is leading the staff and departments, as well as our multi-million dollar budget. I am responsible for the experience in the main auditorium on Sunday's & everything that supports it. I work directly with the Senior Pastor to cast and implement vision, and keep The Point running on track fiscally, creatively, and culturally.

From 2017 - 2019, I’ve overseen the entire building process from design to execution of a $9M project.


Prior Ministries

Radiant Church in Surprise, Arizona (Partial 2013) // Worship Staff
Dassel Church of Christ in Dassel, Minnesota (2009 - 2013) // Lead Pastor & Worship Pastor
Concord Christian Church in Concord, NC (2006 - 2009) // Worship Pastor


My Family

I am happily married to my wife Amanda, who is a vital part of my success as a leader. Together we have two beautiful children, Elijah and Marcella.