Pastor Dave, where were you raised?
From age 5 through high school graduation, I was raised in West Islip and Islip!
What high school did you attend?
I attended Islip High School.
Let’s go on to your marriage. What’s your wife’s name?
Her name is Darlene (Costanzo) Johnson.
And you guys have been married for how many years?
As of December 2021, we have been married 43 years.
How old were you guys when you got married?
I was 25, Darlene was 27.
How many kids do you have?
And what is his/her name?
Bethany Joy Johnson.
What do you love most about living on Long Island?
The multicultural nature of the Island and of course, the beach
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time at the ocean and travel
How long have you been a Christian?
As long as I can remember, I have endeavored to follow Christ!
What has been the most rewarding part of your job thus far?
Preaching God's word
How long have you been here at Bay Shore Assembly of God?
As of 2021, I have 36 years of experience on the Pastoral staff.
What character in the Bible is most inspirational for you?
Aside from Jesus, of course, it would be Joseph. Joseph overcame a lot of obstacles, but was faithful every step of the way. Joseph saw his dreams fulfilled because he was faithful to God.
If you could only pick one Bible verse, which would you chose and why?
Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." Emphasis on serving
What's the best advise you've ever gotten?
Marry that girl" what a true blessing it has been to call Darlene my wife!
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