Pastor David Canada grew up near San Francisco, California and graduated from Biola University and Talbot Theological Seminary in the Los Angeles area.  During his graduate school education he met Kristen Canada from Whittier, California and eventually they were married in 1977.

They were led in 1981 to First Baptist Church of Nogales, Arizona where they were blessed with four children (Jonathan, Jeffrey, Stephen and Kathryn), an open and loving church, and productive years of Service.

Kristen has been a nurse (R.N.) for over 40 years and has been serving at Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales for over 20 years besides helping oversee Women’s Ministries at the church and being a church board member.

Through the years Dave has served on numerous boards including Elder Care, S.W.C.B.A. Association of Churches, a Christian Camp & an International Missions Board. He has always enjoyed presenting the gospel and biblical principles in numerous settings ( Camps, Retreats, Colleges, Protestant & Catholic Churches, etc.) internationally for over 40 years.

He serves as a Chaplain to Danny Herman International Trucking and to the local Juvenile Detention Center.