Pastor David Kaufman

Senior Pastor / Founder

Pastor Dave is a 1975 graduate of South Dakota State University.  He had planned to be a medical doctor, but after his conversion in a night club in 1974, God called him to pastor.  He received his ministerial degree from Berean School of the Bible (Assembly of God) in 1980.

Pastor Dave and Jeanne have been married for more than 41 years.  They have two married adult children, Angela & Ryan, and four grandchildren.  Pastor Dave and Jeanne stepped out in faith to start the Holy Life Tabernacle in 1981. He is the pioneer and visionary for the church ministry.

With his apostolic anointing, he followed God's leading in 1995 to host Pastors Conferences for the Upper Midwest. Since that time, a network of 200 ministries has been established. In addition to pastor's conferences, Pastor Dave has made numerous ministry trips to build up the Body of Christ across the United States, Canada, Philippine Islands, Hong Kong, Brazil, Guatemala, India, and the West African countries of Liberia and Ghana. Pastor Dave has a "Barnabas ministry of encouragement" that brings the refreshing of the Holy Spirit to pastors and congregations around the world.

His ministry has been publicly recognized by the Governor of South Dakota, Mike Rounds, in 2003, and the President of the United States, George W. Bush, in 2004. Pastor Dave preaches with boldness and clarity from the bible. He has an anointed healing ministry and he will share a refreshing Word that will bring faith, hope, and victory for all people!

Pastors Dave and Jeanne now have the longest continuous pastoral ministry with over 36 years at the same church in the history of the Brookings, South Dakota region.