Dave McCabe grew up in the bay area. That’s bay area with a little “b” for Coos Bay, Oregon. As a senior in high school Dave met Charmaine, the love of his life, at Camp Crestview during a high school winter camp on cold New Years Eve in 1971. They started a long distance relationship as he headed off to LIFE Bible college that next fall. Charmaine arrived at LIFE two years later and they were married after her freshman year. Dave and Charmaine spent their first anniversary moving boxes into an apartment at their first ministry assignment as a staff pastor in Ashland, Oregon. Five years later some disappointments and challenges brought them to a crossroad in their lives. The choice was going into the business world or to a lead pastor position. In their hearts was the dream to go somewhere and live their lives with a community of believers who loved the Lord. Giving ministry one more shot, they headed to Camas to start a new church called Grace. Dave and Charmaine have raised three kids, Annette, Kristen and David and are living their dream loving the people of Grace Church.