David A. Pouchot Sr., known affectionately as “Pastor Dave,” died on Saturday morning, Sept. 5, 2015, at the age of 75 in his home in Lincolnville, Maine, surrounded by his children, their spouses, and his beloved wife of 54 years, Marian. Because of his faith in Christ, Pastor Dave is now in the presence of the Lord.
Pastor Dave was a graduate of Lancaster High School, the University of Richmond, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served with honor in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the United States Navy Reserve as a chaplain. His passion was to glorify God in all things and to share the Good News of the gospel to all who would hear. He had a servant’s heart and a genuine love for the people in the community in which he lived. He was known for his infectious smile and joyful spirit in all things.
In 43 years of pastoral ministry, Pastor Dave led churches in Texas, Washington, Virginia and for the last 18 years in the state of Maine. He was presently serving as church planter/pastor of Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Lincolnville which began eight years ago. Pastor Dave sought to live out 2 Timothy 2:24: “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth.”
Pastor Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Helen Pouchot.
He is survived by his wife, Marian S. Pouchot; five children and their spouses, Suzanne Fiore (Charles), David Pouchot Jr. (Teresa), John Pouchot (Tracy), Dan Pouchot (Melissa Kaye), and Marian Martin (Brent); 18 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald Pouchot (Roberta), and sister, Ginger Fagle (Richard).
Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 at Poquoson Baptist Church from 6:30-8 p.m. A service celebrating the goodness of God and the life of Pastor Dave will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at Poquoson Baptist Church, Poquoson, Va., followed by a luncheon. Burial will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery in Lancaster County, Va., with Navy honors. A memorial service will also be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Lincolnville Central School in Lincolnville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Crossroads Community Baptist Church Building Fund, 2266 Belfast Road, Lincolnville, Maine 04849.
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10)
Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.