Reverend Dr. David C. Wright, Senior Pastor


Dave grew up in Northern Virginia and received his B.A. from Wheaton College (IL) in Biblical Studies and Christian Education. After college he served several churches as a Director of Christian Education and Youth Director. Meanwhile he did graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland before receiving his M.Div. from Wesley Seminary in 1992. He was ordained and called as an Associate Pastor at the Vienna Presbyterian Church (VA). In 1999 he was called as Sr. Pastor at Fairfield Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville, VA. He came to Gettysburg Presbyterian Church in 2009.  He completed his Doctor of Ministry in 2008 at Union Seminary in Richmond.

He loves the variety of tasks that comes with pastoral ministry, especially preaching, teaching, and working with church leaders. He has a passion for Christian missions, and has done many mission trips in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

Dave is married to Bonnie Wright, who he met in college. They have been married for 40 years and have two adult children. Stephen is a professional kayaker and Melissa is a medical student in Denver, CO.

In his free time Dave enjoys running, caving, building things, reading, and flying radio-controlled air planes. He and Bonnie enjoy hiking and going to concerts together.