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.

August 11, 2020

SUNDAY CHURCH AND BIBLE STUDY CLOSED

Due to the COVID-19 virus concerns, we have decided to close on-site church activities for the next few weeks. Pastor Dan will still be recording inspiring messages and putting them on our website under: Sermons: This Week. Feel free to call or email Pastor Dan if you have any special needs.


SUNDAY WORSHIP

When we start up again, you are invited tojoin us for 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.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY.

Bible Study will be suspended for the next few weeks, but will start up again when it is safe and prudent to do so. Our intent was to continue through the end of May, from 7:00 to 8:30. Hopefully those of you who normally attend can continue to study at home. Pastor Dan has been leading us in studying the book of James.

 

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About DuPont Presbyterian

Come to the About Us section to meet Pastor Dan, our staff, our church history, and find out what we're all about!

 

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

Pastor Dan: (253) 310-1532

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