Our Pastoral Team
David Sunday - Senior Pastor
David was born & raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and still loves all things related to America's Dairyland. God was kind to bless him with parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who loved Jesus, who enjoyed life, and who modeled the joyfulness of living life under God's authority.
David’s best friend is Kate, his lovely wife. They met the first day of their junior year of high school in American Literature class, and she has been his most faithful counselor & encourager & partner in ministry since their marriage in 1991. They have three children, Rebekah, Nate & Ruth, who fill their days with music, sports and engaging conversation.
Here’s some of David’s passion: “I believe in the functional centrality of the gospel. I hope that every aspect of the ministry of our church will take us deeper into the riches of our inheritance in Christ. I long to preach Christ in all the Scriptures and to live as a shepherd of the flock which He purchased with His own blood. I love being a pastor. My passion for New Covenant Bible Church is that we would be a people who...
• See & savor the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,
• Explicitly and consciously rely on the Holy Spirit,
• Love one another deeply, from the heart,
• Delight in the worship of our great God,
• Witness to the power of the gospel in such a way that our lives make others thirsty for Jesus.”
Dave DeHaan - Pastor For Gospel Care & Outreach
Dave DeHaan serves as the Pastor for Gospel Care & Outreach, resonsible for overseeing evangelism, CareGroups, and counseling ministires. In addition, he serves as a preacher/teacher and administrative staff supervisor in partnership with Pastor Sunday. Dave and his wife Micki live in Elgin with their five above average children: Alivia, Clay, Will, Anna, and Benjamin. As a family they enjoy all kinds of sports and outdoor activities.
Dave received a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2000 and has served as a staff pastor at churches in Arizona and Illinois. Before joining the pastoral team full-time in June 2010, he taught Bible at Westminster Christian High School. Dave has a passion for the ministry of God’s Word and the shepherding of God’s people. His other pursuits include coaching his kids’ sports teams, supporting all pro teams that have Detroit in their name, and his quest for the perfect cup of coffee.
Dan Huff - Pastor For Adult Discipleship & Worship
Dan Huff serves as the Pastor for Adult Discipleship & Worship, responsible for the leadership of corporate worship, including development of musicians & technicians, providing vision & direction for the future of these ministries; and the leadership, with several elders, of a team of teachers & leaders in the Adult Discipleship ministries, including Sunday School, Men's & Women's ministries, and the OK Club.
Dan was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in a military family. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Music Performance and began a career as an opera singer. Through the witness of college friends, and their challenge to read through the Book he was so critical of, Dan prayed to receive Christ in 1975 while reading the New Testament.
Dan met his wife Toni, then Jewish, while doing his Masters work at California State University - Northridge. Dan was instrumental in leading Toni to Christ and they were married a year after her conversion.
Realizing an opera career would not be conducive to family life, Dan taught school for a number of years while actively serving in the music ministry at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, CA. Dan was discipled into music ministry by Worship Pastor Clayton Erb and the teaching ministry of John MacArthur.
Dan joined the staff of FVBC in 1991 as its first fulltime worship pastor. Dan & Toni have 3 adult sons-Joshua (Moriah), Jeremy (Melissa), and Jordan (Jana)-and 8 grandchildren.
David Sommer - Associate Pastor for Counseling Ministries
David has been serving on the staff as an associate pastor since June, 2008. Unlike the other Davids on the pastoral staff, his first two initials are D.A., just like D.A. Carson! David is the pastor for counseling ministries, providing biblical counseling and equipping others to counsel one another. He has completed the Advanced Counseling program from the Christian Counseling and Edulcational Foundation. He formerly served as an elder for four years at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.
David was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He has earned degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky. It was at the University of Illinois that David’s faith in Christ was ignited. As a result he became active in campus ministry and in his local church. David met his wife Kris through the Navigators campus ministry at the U of I and they married in 1989. In 1993 God blessed David and Kris with their son Grant and they currently live in Elgin.
Dan Leeper - Pastor For Children & Youth Discipleship
Dan Leeper serves as the Pastor for Children & Youth Discipleship, responsible for the pastoral leadership & preaching of the junior & sernior high youth ministry; the oversight of a children's ministry staff, from nursery through elementary ages; and peaching/teaching in partnership with Pastor Sunday.
Dan joined the pastoral team as the Youth Minister in February of 2012. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, MO. Having lived in Illinois since 2008, he is gradually changing over to become a fan of the Chicago sports teams. Dan’s wife, Holly, is from South Bend, IN. They met in college and were married in 2005. Dan and Holly were both raised in Christian families, and God saved both of them early in life. Dan and Holly have three sons, Carson, Malachi and Jason.
While Dan was in college and seminary, God gave him a desire to minister to teens and their families. After he finished his M.Div., the Leepers moved to Illinois where Dan served as a youth pastor at a church for two years. Dan has a desire to serve alongside parents toward the goal of the discipleship of teens. His prayer is to see teens raised up who are passionate about the glory of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.