By Speakers: Pastor Dave Halverson

Pastor Dave Halverson

Dave grew up in a Christian home and attended church faithfully, then while at he a junior high winter retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains he truly understood and believed the gospel. Throughout his teen years he was very involved in his church’s youth group, but it wasn’t until he went off to college that he experienced the first real test of his faith. Being immersed in a secular environment forced him to evaluate his faith in Christ, and thankfully at that crucial time, the Lord led him to an on-campus Christian fellowship. During his college years Dave was intentionally discipled by a mature believer for the first time, and God used this to expand his vision for the Great Commission and learn how to share the gospel with others.

Upon graduation, Dave and Kristen were married and then joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. They served for thirteen years with Campus Crusade from 1990-2003, reaching out to high school students in Minnesota and in the San Gabriel Valley. God blessed them during this time and gave them rich experiences impacting communities for Christ, networking with local churches, experiencing cross-cultural and international ministry opportunities, and beginning their family. In 2003 he began to serve at SGCC, first as the youth pastor, and then transitioning in 2006 to his current role in Outreach Ministries.

Dave received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Religious Studies at USC, and then his Master’s of Divinity degree from Biola’s Talbot School of Theology.

Dave and Kristen were married in 1989 and have four children–Anna (husband Mike), Caleb (wife Heather), Abigail and Luke, as well as two grandchildren.

Dave loves being with his family (and highly recommends grandchildren!), trying new foods, reading great books, Dodger baseball, USC football, The Master’s University baseball and music, and traveling to visit SGCC missionaries.

He is thankful for everyday that he gets to serve Christ at SGCC. Dave believes that he and his family have been blessed by this church fellowship far more than they have ever given.

Redeemed from the Curse

We've been redeemed by Christ, the righteous shall live by faith.  

Galatians 3:1-14

Justified by Faith

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:15-21

Take Up Your Cross & Follow

If anyone wishes to follow Christ, he must take up his cross.  Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it.  What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Mark 8:31-9:1

Let the Peoples Praise You

Global Outreach Weekend 2017.  

Psalms 67:1-7

He is Your Praise

The response to our great and mighty God is to circumcise our hearts, walk in His ways, and serve Him with all our heart and soul.

Deuteronomy 10:12-22

The Good, the Bad, and the Almighty

David calls the believer to trust in the Lord and fret not; based upon the truths of who God is and the promises of what is to come for the righteous.  

Psalms 37:1-40

The Proclamation of the Gospel + People Who Believe = The Founding of the Church at Phillipi

The story of the founding of the church at Philippi.  Jesus is exalted as the Lord & God most high, Salvation is proclaimed through belief in the Lord Jesus, and a local church is founded when the...

Acts 16:25-40

Missions Festival 2016

Acts 15:1 - 35.  We take a look at the Jerusalem Council and see the trouble from Jerusalem, the judgement in Jerusalem, and the encouragement from Jerusalem.

Missions Festival 2016

Acts 15:1-35

Acts 19:21 - 41

Acts 19

Acts 19:21-41

2 Thessalonians 1

2 Thessalonians 1

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Psalms 56:1-13
Acts 17:16-34

Acts 1:1-11 - Missions Festival 2014

Missions Festival 2014

Acts 1:1-11
Acts 20:7-12
Ephesians 1:3-14

Psalm 86


Psalms 86:1-17

Mark 15 - Good Friday

Mark/Good Friday 2013

Ephesians 1:15-23 - ‘A Prayer for Missionaries’

Missions Festival 2013. Ephesians.



Minor Prophet Series


Minor Prophet Series "Obadiah"


Indtroduction to Minor Prophet Series

Romans 8:31-39

No Condemnation, No Separation

Acts 13:1-3

Missions Sunday

Psalm 16

A Beautiful Inheritance

Luke 24

Sermon in Luke 24

1 Thessalonians 1

Why The Gospel Matters: The Word Sounding ForthSermon Series On Why The Gospel MattersPart 8

1 John 4:7-21

Why The Gospel Matters: Let Us Love One AnotherSermon Series On Why The Gospel MattersPart 6

2 Timothy 3:10-17

Missions Festival 2010