Our Team

Headshot1Pastor David Yirdaw has been serving the Lord in full time ministry since 2007. He started as a Resident Advisor for Covenant Church in Dallas, Texas and later became a Youth Pastor at the Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church of Dallas. He has a heart for discipleship and reaching the lost with the love of God. Known as an adamant preacher of God’s grace, his desire is to see the supernatural move of God in the lives of every believer.


Born in Ethiopia but raised in America, Pastor David and his wife Essey have a passion to serve the community with the gospel of grace.


Pastor David attained his Biblical Studies degree at Covenant Training Institute and later acquired his Bachelors Degree from Dallas Baptist University.


With a heart for the city, Pastor David planted Avenue Church as an extension of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church of Denver to reach those that are outside of the reach of the Ethiopian community. The heart beat of Avenue Church is to love God and to love people.

eec-edits-8438Bethel Assefa has been serving in Avenue as a part of the Worship Team since 2012. She became the Worship Director in 2014 after serving faithful under the leadership around her.

Her parents, Nigusie and Aster, have faithfully followed the Lord for many years and instilled those truths in all their three children. These truths where a large part of what God used to bring Bethel back to the Him in 2012. Ever since encountering the love of Jesus, Bethel has fully dedicated her life to Christ and never looked back. Bethel’s passion and hope is to see people encounter the Living God, His unrelenting love for them, and for them to partner with Heaven to bring others into eternity with Christ Jesus.

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