"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. COMMIT your way to the Lord [with those desires], TRUST also in Him [with those desires], and He shall bring it [those desires] to pass." ~ Ps. 37:4-5
Dave & Sherry both grew up in healthy Christian homes. As a toddler Dave used to preach to his stuffed animals (they still need salvation and healing). Then amid a high school revival and some intimate things the Lord had shared with him, Dave began to recognize God's calling on his life. Growing up, Sherry always had the desire to be a pastor's wife. Then from the moment they met in 1999 they knew the the Lord brought them together to pastor and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom transforming lives!
Upon graduating from high school, Dave received a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry. Since 1998 Dave had served with the Foursquare denomination throughout various churches in the United States. However, in 2009 Dave & Sherry found themselves in very severe financial famine. Amid a complex of layoffs and demotions they found themselves in a position with no jobs, no home, no car and no purpose, including any ministry they were involved with.
It was during this season that the Lord introduced Dave to Andrew Wommack Ministries, Joseph Prince Ministries and other like-minded ministries. Their teachings inspired Dave to get in the Word and discover afresh what he believed and why He believed what he believed. During this journey Dave received a revelation on the righteousness of God that began to revolutionize his life.
"For He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God IN HIM." ~ 2 Cor. 5:21
Through this revelation the Lord began to bring Dave & Sherry to a new level of allowing God to change every area of their lives. They began to greatly increase in their revelation and experience of God's salvation, healing and provision. This revelation was so revolutionary to Dave he took all of his teaching notes, tapes and most of his library and threw it away praying: "I was teaching the wrong message. Lord, if you will allow me to get back into ministry I will spend the remainder of my days preaching the Gospel of Christ that reveals Your righteousness!"
"For I am unashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth...for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written. 'The just shall live by faith.'" ~ Rom. 1:16-17 (KJV)
In 2013, amid the financial famine they continued to endure, the Lord gave them a desire (Ps. 37:4) to attend Charis Bible College in Ontario, CA but for five years they had no jobs, no cars, no home, etc. However, when the Lord conceived this desire in their hearts, their way of committing their way to Him (Ps. 37:5) was to register both of them as full-time students. Then within less than one hour Dave received a job and within a short matter of time the Lord gave them a home, multiple vehicles (free) and more. In 2016 both Dave & Sherry graduated from Charis Bible College as third-year graduates (never missing a tuition payment).
In July 2014 the Lord led Dave to begin the legal process of establishing Dave Everett Ministries, Inc. Then on December 7, 2014 LightHouse Discipleship Center was born.
Through the years as they have committed their way to Him, trusting Him and the desires He has conceived within their hearts, the Lord has continued to bring His desire to pass. The Spirit of God has worked in them and through them, enabling others to become established in their identity, equipped in His Word and empowered to fulfill their destiny!