Rev. Dave Bennett is Pastor at New City-Barrio Nuevo, in Phoenix, and is married to Anne. His church is an intentional multi-racial mercy church and non-profit that does community work. He grew up in a military home, living mostly in California and Montana. Anne grew up in Pakistan with missionary parents. Dave attended Westminster Seminary in Escondido and first worked at First Church with multicultural ministry. He and Anne eventually were part of 3 different church plants, which brought them to Chandler, AZ, in the mid 90’s. They have three grown children.
New City Phoenix – is an intentional multicultural and community development nonprofit that is embedded in an under resourced neighborhood in South Phoenix. Our passion is to see our community go from being marginalized to becoming healthier. Our hope is to inspire our at risk youth to become passionate about owning their life circumstances through becoming learners and leaders that make a difference in their families and communities. Yes this can be both exciting, messy, scary and rewarding as you see someone with very little discover basic life skills and become self-sustainable!
New City Phoenix is part of the Presbyterian Church in America, www.pcanet.org and also part of an association of mercy churches and nonprofits, Christian Community Development Association, www.ccda.org. We seek to bring Biblical truth in a holistic fashion into our neighborhood to see lives transformed. We believe that it’s important to understand racial, socio-economic and cultural nuances when it comes to working in multi-ethnic community and world!