Senior Minister



BA, University of Southern California
ALM, Harvard University (currently in process)

David Moses Perez is the Senior Minister at Spero Dei Church in Nashville, TN where he and his congregation are taking a whole new approach to Christianity. With major faith-shifts happening in Christianity, for many people, the popular approach just isn’t working anymore. That’s why Spero Dei began.  David hopes for it to be a safe place for people to become their true-selves and rethink and reform their faith.

Over the last 10 years, David has been involved and studying the current progression happening in Christianity while taking a deeper look into its history. David did his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, additional seminary work at Trinity in Chicago, and he is currently working on a religions Masters at Harvard University. His academic interests include literature, theology, the arts, psychology, philosophy, cultural sociology, and film history.

David has been a minister for twenty-five years, serving in both big and small churches, from Chicago to Denver-Boulder, and for the last decade, in Nashville. David is married to Liz, who is a part of the Spero Dei staff, where she focuses on teaching + strategy. In addition to those roles, Liz is also a therapist in the Nashville area. The Perez’s have two college aged children, Sam and Sophie.