We strive to restore passion and vibrancy to the people of Newark.
Leading people in to a life changing relationship with Jesus, restoring people to their God-given purpose, renewing their passion and equipping them to change the world.
Dave Warner was born and raised in Licking County in the Croton area. He studied music, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2000. He spent 7 years in Beavercreek, near Dayton, Ohio as a Pastor of Worship and Students before moving with his wife and two daughters to Newark as the Pastor of Ministry Development and Director of Music at Marne United Methodist Church. In 2010 Dave received his Master's in Ministerial Leadership from Wesley Seminary in Indiana. In July of 2017, Dave and a team from Marne opened a non-profit business and ministry to young families called Little Arrows Play Cafe.
Dave has a passion for relational discipleship, believing that Jesus modeled relationships as the way to do ministry in an ever-changing world. Dave has worked hard to serve the community in a variety of ways, especially by serving as a volunteer in the Newark City Schools in various capacities and coaching basketball and soccer for his daughter's teams.
Dave's wife, Bethany is a patient care manager at Licking Memorial Hospital and his daughter Abby, a student at Kent State University and Sarah, a student at Newark High School.
At Engage Newark Church we believe in the power of the question giving us the opportunity to discuss the fundamental questions of life. We all have questions, we don’t all have answers, but we can come to conclusions together.
Little Arrows Play Café
Little Arrows Play Cafe is where we can be the church on a daily basis connecting to the community - not just on Sundays. Rooted in a deeply held belief in relational discipleship, a cultural need for rest and communal space and the empowerment of people of all ages, genders and races, Little Arrows provides for families with young children in our community in unique ways unlike any other church in our region. Click below to find out more!