Dr. David C. Meldrum was raised in nearby Collingswood, New Jersey. While a member of Collingswood Methodist Church, he gave his heart to the Lord at age 17. There he felt called to the ministry and attended Barrington College in Rhode Island where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy. He then attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree. His Doctor of Divinity degree was awarded from the University of Cambridge in London, England. Dr. Meldrum has faithfully served LSBC since 1969. His preaching and teaching ministry has grown the church significantly and drawn many people to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pastor Dave is also active in the community of Laurel Springs where he serves as Chaplain for the Fire Department, the Police Department, and two local hospitals.