Senior Pastor David Hale


The Psalmist David, a shepherd himself, likened the caring, loving relationship of God with us to that of a shepherd. “The Lord is my Shepherd….” Centuries later, Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd ..” Then Peter said, “Ye were as sheep” and through time it has developed that a Pastor is like a shepherd, tending “the flock of God.”

It is my privilege to be the Lead Pastor at Christ Life. As the shepherd over this “flock” it is my personal desire to see each member have a true worship experience, belong to something greater than themselves, grow in life and serve others. My love for God and love for people makes me want to make sure that every member, visitor and guest feels comfortable and at home in our services and at our activities. I want our times together to always include an opportunity for worship. As the Word is taught, like a shepherd making sure the sheep are fed, I want to make sure that you grow in your walk with God. Ultimately, I want to see that we all find a place of service – to God, to each other, to our community, to our world.

May we all come together and live out Psalm 100:

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations

David Hale has been active in ministry for over 40 years. His resume includes church planting , mobile ministry, serving as Lead Pastor and holding key positions for international ministries. David is the Lead Pastor of Christ Life Church with locations in Ridgeland, Natchez, and Canton, Mississippi. Pastor David has become widely known for his ability to apply biblical truth to contemporary issues with both authority and compassion.  He brings a message of hope and provides opportunities for spiritual growth whenever he ministers. Compassion, and wisdom mark his life and ministry.

David and his wife, Nita have two children and five grandchildren.