David Lewis, pastor of Ewell Bible Baptist Church, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 5, 1953. He was saved on July 22, 1969, while attending a youth revival in Memphis, Tennessee. Pastor Lewis attended Tennesse Temple University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975.
After graduating from college, he became the youth pastor at Fairwinds Baptist Church in Bear, Delaware. He also taught junior high and high school Bible, history and boys PE at the church’s Christian school. While at Farwinds, Pastor Lewis also coached high school soccer, basketball, and baseball.
After leaving Delaware in 1985, he and his family moved to Rohnert Park, California, where he became the assistant pastor of Berean Baptist Church. At this church, Pastor Lewis was the bus director and the youth director. He and his family moved to Alabama in September of 1990, and became the pastor of Ewell Bible Baptist Church.
Pastor Lewis and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Kristi and Valerie, two grandsons, Kyan and Ellis, and two granddaughters, Kinley and Teagan.
Derek Simonis serves as the assistant pastor of Ewell BBC under Pastor Lewis. Derek was born and raised in Milan, IL, and he was saved as an 8 year-old boy as the result of a faithful Sunday School teacher and praying parents.
Derek proudly served for 9 years in the U.S. Army completing several prestigious military schools as well as multiple deployments overseas. Derek left the service to enter full time ministry in 2015.
The son of a music teacher, Derek was raised to love Christ-honoring music. While serving in the military, Derek spent off-duty time involved in music evangelism. Derek met his sweetheart, Jana, in church, and they married in 2009.
Derek was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in December of 2015, and in February of 2016 Ewell Bible Baptist called the Simonis Family to serve as the associate pastor. Derek is pursuing a degree in Theology from Liberty University.
Derek and Jana have two sons, Daniel and Avery.