Dave Campbell grew up in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Management. During his career, Dave worked in technical sales and marketing for several companies in the semiconductor industry and held significant positions in sales management and marketing. Dave retired and moved to the Phoenix area in the fall of 2006. He has four children and nine grandchildren that live in various parts of Northern California. While living in California, Dave and his wife Karen joined a local PCA church and became deeply involved, Dave as a Ruling Elder, a position he served in for almost 10 years, and Karen with the music team. Dave and Karen feel blessed to have been led to King of Kings where they continue to serve our great King, the Lord Jesus.
Doug Howitt grew up in Norridge, Illinois. His parents came to the USA from Guelph, Ontario. While attending Western Illinois University his roommate, Fred Martin, explained the gospel to Doug and Christ transformed his life forever. During his college years, he was involved with the Navigators Collegiate Discipleship Ministry. There he met his future wife, Gail, the love of his life. She is truly the best thing that happened to Doug, after his relationship with Christ. Doug and Gail married in 1985 and have 4 children: Ryan, Lauren, Ashley, and Elizabeth. Doug thinks that his kids are the funniest and most fun people he knows. They moved from Chicago to Phoenix in 1989 where God has been faithful in growing them in their faith and love for worshiping Him and serving others. Their family has been attending King of Kings PCA since 2008 and fell in love with the church’s worship and people. Doug is employed with the City of Glendale as a purchasing agent. He enjoys watching films with his family, bicycling, and listening to Johnny Cash and U2. His wife Gail serves as Ministry Coordinator for King of Kings Church.
Dirk Uphoff was born and raised in Central Illinois, then moved to San Diego in 1985. Shortly thereafter, through the witness of a co-worker Dirk received Christ and his life was radically transformed. He began to attend a large church in San Diego where He met his wife Helen in the College and Careers group and they were married in 1988. In 1995, Dirk, Helen, and their four children, Derek, Samantha, Drew, and Devin moved to Mexico to become full time missionaries with Real Life Ministries. After 5 years in Mexico, Dirk wanted to finish his college degree and they returned to the US where Dirk earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Bethel University. Dirk has worked in the Office Furniture industry in sales and sales management with a specialization in office ergonomics since 2003. He enjoys reading, movies, classic rock and working out at the gym. In January of 2013, he and his family became members at King of Kings in the merger with Emmanuel Covenant Church where he served as Elder.
Note: Within the Presbyterian form of government the session, which is the governing body of the church, is made up of both the pastor(s) and the elders. The word ‘session’ literally means “a sitting together” and describes Christ’s rule of the church through a plurality of elders (Acts 14:23; 20:28; Titus 1:5; etc.)