Rev. David Driggers
Associate Pastor of Music and Worship
Rev. David Driggers was born and raised in Ladson, SC, a short drive away from Charleston, SC. He began playing piano when he was 5 and as a teenager led his youth group in song on Wednesday nights. David attended Charleston Southern University, a Baptist college in Charleston, and graduated with a BA in Music Education. It was at CSU in the Campus Ministries’ Drama group that he met his wife Lindsay. In the summer before his senior year, David felt the unmistakable call to ministry and within weeks the Lord opened up the door to part-time music ministry at Memorial Baptist Church in Saint George, SC. When they graduated in 2005, Lindsay and David were married and bought a house in Saint George. Lindsay taught middle school history and David taught elementary school music for two years while ministering at Memorial.
After two years, they were called to attend Southeastern Seminary (but had to wait to sell their house). Meanwhile, Memorial Church voted to make David full-time, knowing that he would be leaving after a few years. This was a very blessed opportunity to experience ministry in its full capacity and to understand that this was what he was to do with the rest of his life.
While David was full-time, Lindsay stayed at home as their children Bella and Lucas were born. In 2011, they left to attend Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where God provided a part-time ministry position at Pilot Baptist Church in Zebulon, NC. David served there in addition to taking full-time loads of classes and working at Family Piano Academy in Raleigh teaching piano.
In 2013, God provided a way for David to be full-time once again (and be with his children more often) by leading him to the music ministry of Gorman Baptist Church. David and Lindsay are now graduated with a Masters in Church Music (conducting) and a Masters in Biblical Counseling.
The one thing David prays will be evident is that God is the center of our worship. No matter what we do on Sunday mornings (or every day), our relationship with Him alone should be the focus. Everything else is “a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things” (Philippians 3:8). Whatever is presented in a service must be done in the correct attitude (spirit) and with a true theological message (truth), resulting in “worship in Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).