• David Houchin

    Contributing sermons since Mar 2, 2007
David's church

Church on the Esplanade
Chico, California 95926

About David
  • Education: 1971 graduate of Biola University; attended Talbot seminary but did not graduate.
  • Experience: Village Missionary 1973-1978 -- served very small communities in rural northern California and southern Indiana. Pastor 1986 - 2006 Country Bible Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation. Served in a bi-vocational capacity. Occasional Preacher 2006 -, Church on the Esplanade, a Southern Baptist Congregation.
  • Family: Married to Sue Elta who first captivated my heart in the spring of 1970. We have three children: our oldest son has been with Jesus since 1998 (when he was almost 27); our second son, Jason, and his bride live in Chico with her two daughters; and our youngest, our daughter Kerry Sue, is married to Ken Brown and lives 250 miles south of us in Clovis, California with four (soon to be five) children.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: My dad who said, "son, your sermons have have to be eternal to be immortal." He also told me, "the mind can only absorb what the seat can endure."
  • What I want on my tombstone: David served his generation according to the will of God (Acts 13:36NLT)
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  • Dealing With Problems Within God's Holy Community

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    In Ezra’s day there was an issue, a problem, that needed resolution; Ezra dealt with it through confession and a covenant.

    HOW WE SHOULD DEAL WITH PROBLEMS WITHIN GOD’S HOLY COMMUNITY (The Church) Ezra chapters 9 & 10 Pastor David E. Houchin Delivered 2/25/07 at Church on the Esplanade Chico, California Last Sunday, as we entered Lent, Pastor Ed exhorted us to learn about three specific spiritual disciplines: more