David Yarborough

Lead Pastor

David became the lead pastor of Church on the Hill in June 2021 – almost 29 years after first serving as the youth pastor here from 1992 to 1995 (COTH was then known as the Dalton Evangelical Methodist Church). He left Dalton EMC to attend Asbury Theological Seminary, receiving his Masters of Dignity in 1998.

After seminary, David returned to his hometown in the Brunswick/St. Simons Island, GA area on the southeast coast of Georgia. David became the first pastor/staff person of St. Simons Community Church which is now Community Church (Glynn County) with two campuses – Brunswick and St. Simons. David truly felt blessed to serve and lead this church as it grew to have a substantial impact on their community. David and his wife Amber raised their three children on St. Simons Island while serving there for 22 years.

They truly feel the Lord called and invited them to return to Dalton and Church on the Hill to be a part of God’s work in NW Georgia and help to establish a people and place of God’s presence and to equip God’s people to discover their destiny. They are grateful to be back at The Hill!