Interview with David Santistevan – Young Adult Ministry

With this post I’m beginning something new, I will be doing on occasion, interviewing different pastors and church leaders on various topics. I recently sat down to interview David Santistevan, one of the pastors at Allison Park Church on the topic of ministering effectively to young adults. He runs Apex Young Adult Ministry at APC and has done an amazing job with it over the last two years. On a side note, he also is one of the worship leaders at APC and just released his first CD. You can get more info on David and his CD at


Winner of David Santistevan CD

The time has finally come. The winner of the ‘David Santistevan Stage Name Contest’ is Craig Riggle with the stage name ‘Sanitized’. Congratulations Craig!! Although, Dave won’t actually be using any of these stage names, if he ever wants to pull a Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, he has a name ready to go!!

If you’re out there and kind of bummed out because you didn’t win, don’t worry – you too can own Dave’s new CD, Near, which comes out this Wednesday. To order a CD, contact Dave at

You can listen to Near online at


Today I reached a minor milestone – this blog topped 25,000 views for the year! I wanted to say a big thank you to all you readers out there!! As a way of saying thank you, I want to give you an opportunity to win a new CD. And this isn’t just any CD, but it is none other then the debut album of a good friend, David Santistevan. (You can check out his music here) His CD will be released next week (Oct. 1) and you can be one of the first to own it!

Here’s the lowdown: In the music world, many recording artists have stage names. It’s a way to present a specific image to your audience. One modern example is the Disney phenom, Hannah Montana. To win David Santistevan’s new CD, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Listen to David’s songs here.
  2. Come up with the most creative ‘Stage Name’ for David.
    (Disclaimer: David already has a great name – this by no means discounts his real name!)
  3. Post your creative idea below along with your name and e-mail address.
  4. The winning name will be chosen on this upcoming Monday, September 29 by a panel that includes David himself!

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