Our Pastor

Providing direction, teaching with passion, serving with prayer

 
   
Our Pastor, Dan MacDonald has been in full-time ministry his entire adult life.  Dan's teen years were spent in Brazil where his father, Harry MacDonald, founded Young Life's "Alvo" ministry to young people. Dan graduated from high school in Brazil and then attended Whitworth College in Spokane where he majored in Religion and Philosphy. He spent the year after college traveling Europe, living and studying at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland for several months under the tutelege of Dr. Francis Schaeffer. 

Inspired by his growing love for the scriptures and the Lord, he decided to attend Denver Seminary, where he graduated with his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Counseling in 1978. Over the years his ministry experience has been varied. He was on staff with Young Life a total of 5 years, taught Bible at King's High School for 9 years where he was Head of the Bible Department, coached cross-country and wrestling, and was often voted by the students as "Teacher of the Year." He taught adult education classes for North Seattle Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for several years before he was asked to join the staff at nearby Community Christian Fellowship in Edmonds. Dan served as both an Associate and Interim Senior Pastor at CCF, guiding the church through a rocky time in their history. He was then called as the Senior Pastor at Westside Alliance in Olympia for several years. Dan went on to serve the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for seven years, teaching their Christian Life and Witness Classes all over the country. He obtained his ordination with the PCUSA and served as an ordained Chaplain for nine years in Fransiscan Health's Palliative Care Outreach (a pre-Hospice program).

     While he was a Chaplain, he also served in several minstry endeavors at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, such as teaching the weekly men's bible study and leading worship and small groups for Celebrate Recovery. After the Franciscan Health System re-organized it's PCO program, Dan was invited to serve as Pastor of Dupont Community Presbyterian Church in 2010. He is thrilled to be in pastoral ministry again, in this wonderful community.

    Dan's wife, Linda, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and works at The Shepherd's Center, a clinic of Christian counselors in Gig Harbor. She has extensive experience discipling young adults, leading workshops and small group Bible studies. They have four adult children between them and have two granddaughters for whom Grandpa Dan enjoys pulling out his guitar to sing his array of children's songs.

November 20, 2018

SUNDAY WORSHIPYou are invited to join us for our new winter Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m.. The Children's Message will be around 10:50, followed by Sunday School downstairs. We also have a nursery available during the entire service for children under age 3. To learn more about our Children's Ministry, see Children's Programs.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL  

We still need volunteers to help with Sunday School. Please sign up on the list at the back of the church to occasionally help Ms. Esther with the kids.

    

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

We will be taking a break for the summer and start up again in the Fall.

 

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About DuPont Presbyterian

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We are in the "village" portion of DuPont, 502 Barksdale Ave 

Pastor Dan: (253) 310-1532

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