Executive offices

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Dave Mason- EXECUTIVE Director

     Dave Mason has been preaching the Gospel since 1997. In 2001 he planted Lighthouse Baptist Church in Darlington, MD and in 2004, after rapid growth, merged Lighthouse with another congregation to form First Baptist Church of Harford County.  Dave pastored First Baptist until 2016, when he was called to be Executive Director of Military Evangelism.                Dave had an extensive career in many fields before entering the ministry, including Radio News Director, DJ, Television Producer, Contributing Reporter to the Associate Press, and Deputy Sheriff. He has also worked as a Private Investigator, Art Teacher and professional Illustrator and Cartoonist with a nationally published comic. He has written and published two books:  “Revelation: Notes and Outlines” and “Zechariah: Notes and Outlines” You can get a copy of either book by emailing us at militaryfellowshipctr@gmail.com

Dave plans to publish "Daniel: Notes and Outlines" in 2020.

You can read his blog at fieldnotesjax.com

     Dave is a past Vice-Chairman of the Del/Mar Baptist Bible Fellowship, and was a board member and Secretary of Military Evangelism for 8 years. He holds a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Harford Community College and a Bachelor of Theology from Emmorton Baptist Bible Institute. He is pursuing a Master of Theology degree from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary.          

     Dave's passions include books (over 1000 in his personal library and 2000 in his Theological library) art, music and his typewriter collection.

     Dave and his wife Patty have been married for 26 years, and have two boys, Luke, 24 and Ben, 22. Patty serves alongside Dave as the Secretary of the ministry and travels with Dave on Deputation across the country. Luke is married to Callie and they have two children, Johanna and Abraham. Luke works full time as a locksmith and part time as our Assistant Director. Ben married Sarah in the summer of 2017. They both volunteer at the Center. Ben is working at Catalyst Church in Jacksonville, NC as the Youth Worship Minister

Dave's podcast, "Field Notes with Dave Mason" is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play and Soundcloud.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Military Evangelism is tasked with guiding the direction of the Ministry as set by the Executive Director. Each Board Member serves a four-year term, at which time he can be re-elected by the members of the board.

Members of the Executive Board hold the offices listed below.



REv. Tim McBratney

Chairman of the Board


Pastor Barry Secrest



Robert Fernsler


Pastor Chris Kondracki