Team Huddle Spotlight: Meet David Waganer

Team Huddle Spotlights feature members of the CMBA ministry team and introduce their area of work and the ways they can support the ministry of our Family of Churches.

David Waganer

ONe priority Mobilizer

David Waganer serves CMBA churches as a One Priority Mobilizer. He provides what could be best described as “ministry resourcing,” including assistance in stewardship education, minister ordination, church budgeting, constitution and bylaws, and walking alongside congregations in various forms of conflict. He also is available to churches and committees seeking pulpit supply preachers, or pastors for interim and fulltime positions.  

“It has been a privilege to serve the Lord in a variety of ways for nearly 50 years of ministry. I have a love for the local church and pastors, and my gifts, talents and calling provide many ways for me to help in meeting a variety of ministry needs,” David says.

Those gifts and talents grew through David’s ministerial experience serving as pastor of six congregations, on the staff of three different Baptist state conventions, as executive coordinator on the Stewardship Development Association and as a transitional or interim pastor 20 different times prior to serving with the CMBA. David understands church leadership, and the needs of the church. He also enjoys serving and learning with others in the Team Huddle, and working with pastors, church committees and congregations in a variety of challenges and opportunities.

“While some might see conflict as something to ignore or run from, I find great joy in helping others see the conflict as an opportunity for a new beginning or a major shift to something much better,” David says.  

CMBA churches should know that David’s passion for biblical stewardship can benefit their congregations. After devoting more than half of his ministry to creating content and training, he is ready to assist churches at every level of stewardship understanding that it is “a major area of need to be developing believers as biblical stewards. While a whole generation of faithful givers are making moves toward heaventhere’s a tremendous need to be developing the next generation of biblical stewards. I would love to have conversation with pastors and church leaders to assist them in this area.” 

Married to his wife Karen for 48 years, David says she “continues to be an asset to me in ministry.” The couple has two grown children, Kyndra and Nathan, who both are faithfully serving the Lord with their families. They have six grandchildren and are members of Riverbend Community Church in Lexington.

For information about how David can help your church or to request a church consultation, contact him by phone at 803.931.6302 or by email at

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About the author 

Kyndra Bremer