The mission of the Eastern Association of North American Baptist Conference churches is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. This can best be accomplished as we combine the strength of member churches. The Eastern Association seeks to support this mission by helping churches develop leaders who are able to multiply ministries in their respective settings.

I am Dave Ewing and I serve as pastor to all our pastors and leaders in the more than 30 churches of the NAB Eastern Association located in Ontario, Quebec, Upstate New York plus Western Pennsylvania and Western Vermont. My wife, Jean, travels with me throughout the Eastern Association of NAB Churches and she connects with the wives of our pastors and leaders in personal ways as well as through electronic means. We have been NAB church members in the Eastern Association since 1989.

My wife and I both trained and were certified as public school teachers where Jean taught in elementary school and I in junior high school. I attended seminary in the US and then served as lead pastor in North American Baptist Churches while Jean became the Principal of Covenant Academy in a Christian setting. During that time Jean gave birth to our four children who then married and gave birth to our eight grandchildren living in France, Japan, Richmond VA and Buffalo, NY. I graduated from McMaster University Divinity College of Hamilton, ON, in 1996 with a Doctor of Ministries degree and now serve as the NAB Eastern Regional Minister.

Some of What We Do:

  • Jean and I are prayer partners with our people and pastors.
  • I walk with our church leaders and pastors during times of pastoral change.
  • I help in the ordination process of churches and pastors.
  • We enjoy celebrating during church anniversaries and dedications.
  • I provide specialized training like CoachNet certification.
  • I step in for pulpit supply when pastors are on sabbatical or on holiday.
  • During tough economic or relationship times I cry out to God for His provision.
  • I keep track of things and provide organizational assistance to our Eastern Association Executive Committee and our Home Missions Committees in both Canada and the US.
  • Jean and I try to provide wisdom and support to the Eastern Association Church of the year that is hosting the Annual Meetings of the association and for the three annual retreats: Pastors & Wives Retreat, Men's Retreat and Women's Retreat.