January 20, 2017

David and Kathy Cunsolo

David Cunsolo, – Lead Pastor

I was born and raised in Long Island, NY into a Christian family.  Mom & Dad were great mentors in many, many ways.  I have one sister who still lives in Long Island.

God has blessed me with the most wonderful wife, Kathy, who is my best friend and partner in life and ministry.  Together we have four children: Christi (married to Adam), Angela (married to Daniel), and Michael (married to LaDonna) and Stephen, along with several wonderful grandchildren.

I graduated from Wheaton College with a double major in Bible and Christian Education.  I was first on a pastoral staff as a youth pastor at First Assembly of God in Joliet, IL where I met Kathy. We were married on November 26, 1976.  We then went on to Bethel Church in Quincy, IL, and finally here to Victory Church (formerly First Assembly of God) in Winchester, VA on January 1st, 1979. I first served as Children’s Pastor and Minister of Christian Education here in Winchester, then Senior Associate and Children’s Pastor (1979-2006), and then Lead Pastor (2006 – present).  I am indebted to two mentors in ministry, Rev. Albert Andreasen, and Rev. Hartley Wigfield for their teaching, love, example, and wisdom.

Kathy and I love to scout out little antique shops, and yard sales/flea markets!  I like to woodwork, refinish antiques, remodel, build small projects, and play with the grandkids(!),etc.

One thing that most people don’t know about me: Standing up in front of the congregation every Sunday to lead a gathering or to preach pretty much unnerves me!  I am grateful that whom God calls, He equips, because it is only the Holy Spirit who gives me the power to lead and fulfill the calling God has placed on my life.

One thing that fascinates me: God’s amazing ways of weaving the tapestries of our lives—in spite of us!

Three people I would like to meet (living or dead):

1. Joshua

2. Charles Spurgeon

3. Reinhard Bonnke

FAVORITES

Food: Almost anything

Snack: Tostitos/Salsa

3 books:

1. The Bible

2. Fresh Fire, Fresh Faith

3. Divine Desperation

Movie: End of the Spear