Dave was born in Arkansas and raised in the suburbs outside of Chicago. He gave his life to Jesus at 19 and ministry shortly after. After three years in traveling ministry, he moved on to college, eventually landing at Liberty University in Virginia. In 2007, he married Lori, his Carolina girl.
Dave and Lori spent their first years of marriage in youth ministry in northern Kentucky, then moved to Pennsylvania three years later to grow in life and be close to family.
In 2013, Dave joined the LCBC staff. With two boys and two dogs, the Safstrom’s enjoy just about anything outside, baseball, karate, golf, hiking, trips to South Carolina, and the beach!