David McManus

David McManus has served as the lead pastor at Freedom Bible Church since June 2022. He was previously the senior pastor at Plainfield Bible Church from 2017-2022. He was also previously the student pastor and then associate pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC from 2011-2017. David holds a BA in English and a BA in History from Emory & Henry College (VA), a M.Ed. in English from UNC Greensboro, a M.A. in Biblical Literature, and a M.Div. from Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, NC. He was saved out of a life of atheism, idolatry, and dysfunction in 2001, at the age of 23. David answered the call to ministry in 2011 after 11 years in the classroom (grades 7-12) teaching English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, and Bible. He also coached basketball for many years. A former college basketball player, David has had the opportunity to travel and play overseas in several countries using the game of basketball as a platform to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. He enjoys reading and sports, particularly the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also leads study trips to Israel annually. He is married to Kim, his wife, since 2004, and they have three sons.