Pastor/Ministry Staff

Pastor David Pauley is the Teaching Elder/Pastor here at First Southern Baptist Church of Lompoc.  He graduated from Dallas Baptist University majoring in Biblical Studies and received his Masters in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005.  David has been pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Lompoc since 2009 and is committed to the admonitions and commands found in 2 Timothy 4:1-2 and 1 Peter 5:2.  He believes that preaching is a sacred task, backed by serious study in the Scriptures and careful verse-by-verse exposition of the full council of Scripture.

“I have the joy and privilege of pastoring the wonderful flock at First Southern Baptist Church of Lompoc, California.


I have been married to my wonderful, godly and lovely bride, Kimberly, for over 16 years. We have six children: Stephen, Matthew, Daniel, Elizabeth, Rachel and Nathaniel.

As a Christian and as a pastor I believe, trust, preach and confess that there is but one, true, living, eternal, unchanging, perfect, all powerful, omnipresent, holy, just, wise, gracious, merciful and loving God (one in being, three in person: Father, Son and Holy Spirit), and that He has made Himself and His will known through His perfect, inspired, inerrant and infallible Word – the Bible. I believe that there is but one way of salvation, by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in the perfect work of Christ alone.

Please see the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith for a general summary of the doctrinal and theological framework for faith and my preaching.” – Pastor David Pauley


Carol Kirkland has faithfully served as the Church Office Manager, and has been a faithful member, here at First Southern for a number of years.