Dave served as a parish pastor from 1986 to 1999 (including three years as an active duty Navy Chaplain), when he was moved to embark on this full-time music ministry. Dave's work now is to provide a high quality gospel-rich resource to pastors, congregations and schools for use in their ministries. Dave's motto, "Singing the Cross and the Empty Tomb," flows from his realization that, for the Christian, all of life takes place on that little piece of real estate, where Jesus Christ won our freedom from sin and death itself, and from which flows every good thing. "If you enjoy hosting community-wide concerts, scheduling guest musicians for Sunday morning worship, or providing fresh program ideas for children and youth ministry, then consider booking Dave Horn at your congregation. From concert songs to congregational involvement, Dave's music leadership will connect across the generations and is built upon a passionately grace-oriented theology. I've rarely seen a musician deliver such a clearly communicated Lutheran understanding of faith in such an engaging way. And on top of all this, he's an amazing guitarist with an aggressive acoustic finger-style technique that's sort of like Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, with a touch of Randy Stonehill and Lindsey Buckingham, all rolled together and performed by one guy! I'd be happy to sit and listen to Dave Horn play instrumental guitar all evening, but it's all the better to know that his lyrics and message are equally inspiring. Invite him to your town!" - Singer/Songwriter Jonathan Rundman.