Dr. David J. Banfield

Dr. David J. Banfield

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dave serves as Senior Pastor at Bethel. He is married to Suanne. They have three children, Jonathan, Adam, and Elizabeth. Prior to coming to Mankato, Dave was an Associate Pastor in Fergus Falls, MN. He has provided leadership and strong biblical teaching at Bethel since 1987. In addition to his preaching ministry, Dave teaches, leads several ministry groups, visits the sick and home-bound, and serves as a chaplain at the local hospital. Pastor Dave holds an A.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, a B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College, and both a M.Div. and D.Min. from Bethel Theological Seminary. Dave is an Anglophile and loves woodworking, running, backpacking, and reading.