Pastor David and Stephanie Grimes
The Snake Spring Valley congregation of the Church of the Brethren is pleased to have David Grimes and wife Stephanie as their pastor. Originally from West Virginia, he worked in the family logging and firewood business for two decades.
He was ordained into ministry in the Church of the Brethren in 1999 after completing the denomination’s Training in Ministry program (TRiM). He received a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) in 2011 and a Master’s of Divinity from Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA in 2014.
David served the Pocahontas congregation in WV for 14 years as a bi-vocational pastor, then the Springfield congregation in Coopersburg near Allentown for nine years.
His interests are a love for reading and learning new things, especially traveling to foreign countries. Through seminary training requirements and mission trips, he has visited Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Sudan and Uganda. Last year his travels took him to Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) in Turkey, learning about the history of the Eastern Orthodox Empire and Islam. The tour group also visited the sites of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation as well as the island of Patmos in Greece.
Stephanie is an LPN and has worked as a nurse for several years. She enjoys reading, walking and traveling. They have been married for 28 years and are the parents of two adult daughters.