Hi, I’m David Dugas.

Pleasant Hill, IA

Phone Number

(901) 626-5732


[email protected]


NewLife Church
Worship & Communications Pastor


University of Memphis
B.A. in Communications



Years In Ministry

9 years


Tenor, Baritone, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar


Stage Design, Lighting, Loops, Media Creation, Graphic Design, Teaching, Small Groups, Team Building, Social Media, Videography/Editing, Speaking / Teaching

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, Media Shout, PowerPoint, GarageBand, Loop Prime, Light Key, All Adobe Software


Wife: Jesica (8 years)
Kids: Obadiah (2), Noel (Newborn)
Personality: NEED TO GET

Top 3 Strengths



Social/People Skills0%

Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

I have pulled my philosophy of worship from my recent vision casting at my current church. Worship is our response to a Holy God. As I wrote out my Vision Script, my team and I read through “The Experiential Worshiper” by Bob Rognlien. I took months to pray, read scripture and bounce things off my team. I settled on “love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” To enter into worship we have to commit our hearts to God–deciding and committing to enter into something set apart with Him. We need to bear our emotions–good. bad or ugly–we can’t hold back if we want realness with the Father. We have to reflect on what is true about Him–who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, the Gospel, our eternal hope, etc.. Finally, we move in response to the Spirit of God with our posture and actions–lifting our voices, hands, and becoming focused only on giving Him worship and praise (feel free to lose yourself there). We do this excellently, not so our church looks good, but so we give God the best we possibly can. We love Him and want to give him an offering of praise! We are the huddle before the big game–when we unify in worship, we gain a powerful and satisfying intimacy with Him and a resolve to go out and live the great commission even more!

Ideal Relationship with Lead Pastor
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and worship leader?

The lead pastor has vision and guidance for a worship leader who is looking to connect the people of the church to God through song. The lead pastor is authentic and connected more than just a coworker. It would be nice to hit lunch once in a while or even have our families be closer than we are with most other people from the congregation. I want to be known, poured into, available and committed to the mission and vision of the church. Tell me the songs you’re listening to, but don’t uproot my setlist the week of practice. Have some thoughts on thematic songs for a series or section of scripture, knowing that our team, my experience/thoughts, and what the people of our church respond to also influence service planning. My big hope? We’d be teammates, partners, disciples and brothers at arms–we’d lead by example together, being very authentic, transparent, creative and intentional so we can train the people of our church to live the Great Commission in practical ways.


Andrew Hendrick || (901) 297-1876 || [email protected]
James Lott || (901) 900-6740 || [email protected]
Robert Warner || (469) 358-0158 || [email protected]
Buck Webb || (262) 203-4523 || [email protected]
Favorite Worship Song

House of the Lord

Favorite Scripture

John 15-17