35895 Royalton Rd.
Grafton, OH 44044
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The Reverend David T. Chafin
Rev. David T. Chafin, who has served as NECC's Interim Pastor since October, 2017, was presented to the Council and congregation of North Eaton Christian Church by the Pastoral Search Committee,
and was affirmed by the vote of those present on September 1, 2019 to be named as settled pastor of the congregation, effective October 1, 2019.
Pastor David originally came to us from California, PA, where he served the United Christian Church, and was a staff member of the WV and PA regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),
where he had previously served as Deputy Regional Minister since 2008.
He was ordained at the First Christian Church of Chillicothe, OH in 1994, and subsequently served congregations in the United Church of Christ, as well as Disciples, in Ohio,
and at Central Christian Church in Huntington, WV, prior to joining the regional staff.
A graduate of Marshall University where he studied music, Rev. Chafin received the M.Div. degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1992. During his tenures in OH and WV,
he chaired the WV Regionís Commission on Ministry, and has served in numerous community and ecumenical organizations, including service as Chair of the Faith and Order Program of the WV Council of Churches.
Pastor David is father of two married daughters, and stepfather of two married children. His grandchildren are his pride and joy.