Dave Koser, Pastor of Senior Adult Ministries (Vanguard, 65+)
...Biography - Dave Koser
...Pastor Dave Koser was born in a lovely Christian home on March 14, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio.He
was raised in Plymouth, Ohio and was led to Christ by his
parents when he
was 8 years old.At age 14, he
was called to ministry. Pastor Dave attended Nyack College in New York where he met his wife, Ruth.
They were married September 2, 1956 and recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.After college, Pastor Dave attended Kansas City YFC Director's School.
In Mansfield, Dave
directed the Youth For Christ ministry for four years before moving to Kansas City, where he
gave leadership to the Youth For Christ Bible Clubs for another four years. From there, the family moved to Denver, where he served as the High School Pastor for 12 years at Calvary Temple, a church of 6,000.
In the early 70's, the Kosers relocated to Anaheim, where he
served in at Melodyland, a church of 10,000.He
oversaw a young adults' program of over 2,000 students, covering jr. high, high school and college.During that time he
was ordained as a minister of the Gospel
. In 1979, Pastor Dave received the call to join the youth staff at Lake Avenue Church, where he served as Pastor of Junior High Ministries for 14 years. In June 1993 while continuing on staff at Lake Avenue Church, he became the first full-ime Pastor of Senior Adults and continues in that role to this day.
own words, he
"joyfully serves approximately 1,000 people age 65 and above.