David Persson

NJNet - Director

David Persson

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David Persson is a native of New Jersey who is both blessed and excited to serve the Pastors and Southern Baptist Churches here in Northern Jersey.  Rev. Persson received his Bachelors degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, in 1980 and his Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX,  in 1989.  He was ordained to the ministry by Riverside Baptist Church, Miami, FL, in 1989.

He has been in full time ministry since 1980 serving the Lord Jesus in a variety of capacities, including: The Miami Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chaplain for the University of Miami Hurricanes Football Team, Youth Minister, College and Career Minister,  Minister to Single Adults, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor for twelve years in Central New Jersey.  David was blessed to be on a number of dynamic church staff teams throughout the country such as: Riverside Baptist Church in Miami, FL, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, and McGregor Baptist Church is Ft. Myers, FL, prior to coming to New Jersey.

Rev. Persson was approved and commissioned to be a MSC (Mission Serve Corp) Missionary by the North American Mission Board - NAMB, in May 2006 and was called to serve the MNYBA (Metro NY Baptist Association) as the New Jersey Regional Coordinator from 2006- 2008.  Beginning in January 2009, David became the Director of NJNet, (The North Jersey Network of Churches), a new Southern Baptist Association of Churches in Northern New Jersey, that started with 26 churches and now serves some 56 Churches.  In addition to his role with NJNet, from 2012 - 2015 David served as a Missionary for the North American Mission Board, as a Church Planting Catalyst in Northern New Jersey.  He was blessed to help in the starting of 10 new churches during that time.  David has also served as an Interim Pastor for 5 churches.

David's first ministry and best blessing is his family, with his wonderful wife, Wendy, and their two children.