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I created this eBook as a resource for pastors to discover the potential of using weddings as a platform to provide a side income, while also reaching the lost in their community. In this free guide, you will discover some of the challenges of becoming a wedding pastor, as well as some solutions to those difficulties.

A RESOURCE FOR PASTORS

FREE WEDDING Business GUIDE

We coach pastors on how to start turn-key wedding businesses that reach out to unchurched couples and generate extra income, a win-win opportunity. Our pastors perform exceptional wedding ceremonies for couples who are spiritual but not religious across the United States.

"A BRILLIANT IDEA!"  
Pete Richardson @ The Paterson Center

THE PERFECT BUSINESS FOR PASTORS

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wedding pastor dave

I started Wedding Pastor Dave five years ago and it's become a prototype for pastors around the country desiring to begin their own wedding business. Learn from my successes and failures so that you can start your unique Wedding Pastor (Officiant) business that has tremendous potential for growth, income and influence. Click on the logo below to see my WPD website.

THE PROTOTYPE

DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT FOR OUR WEDDING PASTORS NETWORK?

Please check HERE to see if you might be a Wedding Pastor 

MY STORY

Hi, my name is Dave Page and I'm a pastor at Saddleback Church, a spiritual entrepreneur, a former denominational leader and church planter. I left a large church to start a new church yet underestimated the financial toll it would take on my family. My son (Josh) was beginning a Music Institute in Hollywood and my daughter (Jessica) wanted to attend UCLA. I didn't want my kids to graduate and be riddled with debt. My wife shared my conviction but didn't see how we could avoid taking out student loans.

I prayed and asked God to provide some way for us to accomplish our goal. A few weeks later I received a call from Stacey. Her family was a part of our first church plant in SoCal. In fact, Stacey used to babysit our kids. "Pastor Dave, will you marry me?" she asked. I agreed to do her wedding and I began receiving invitations to do more weddings. The business began to grow so I recruited two other pastors in the LA area to help me. As a result, I was able to pay cash for my kids to go through college. Josh graduated from the Music Institute and Jessica recently graduated from UCLA with honors. Yes!

I was asked to do more and more weddings for unchurched couples, most of whom were living together prior to their wedding. I received a call from my friend, Pastor Tim Jacobs, lead pastor of Compass Church in Phoenix. Tim wanted to do in Phoenix what I was doing in Los Angeles. I coached him through the process and helped him set up his own wedding business. Wedding Pastor Tim became the first pastor in our Wedding Pastors Network. We now have twelve Wedding Pastors across the United States. 

why I started WPN

TO HELP PASTORS REACH UNCHURCHED COUPLES

Here's the problem: Many pastors do not have an intentional plan to reach unchurched people. In addition, pastors spend most of their time on sermon preparation and interacting with people from their own church family. Here's the reality: "Nones" are currently the fastest growing religious group in America. Nones (primarily Millennials) are unchurched people who classify their affiliation as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular. We've discovered a niche, reaching nones through performing weddings, which has become a side-door into the church.

TO HELP PASTORS GENERATE MORE INCOME

Here's the problem: Pastors are the lowest paid degreed professionals in America. An extra $500-$2,000 a month can go along way for a pastor and his family. As a result of the extra income, I was able to pay cash for my kids to go through college. I've also been able to take my wife to Hawaii each year on vacation and buy a BMW motorcycle, a passion of mine. In addition, I've been able to help support H.E.A.R.T. Africa, a Christian organization dedicated to empowering people in Kenya to survive the HIV/AIDS pandemic. At the end of the day, if I can help pastors be on mission by building relationships with unchurched couples, provide a great service in their community, and put extra money in their pockets to help provide for their families, then I am one happy man.

benefits of joining our
program

BIO
dave page
FOUNDER

benefits of joining our program

√ Another stream of income
√ Great ROI (2K-20K your first year)
√ Low start-up costs
√ A beautiful Wedding Pastor website and logo 
√ Training videos
√ Membership in our private Facebook group
√ Manuscripts for weddings 
√ Scripts for responding to couples
√ 3 eBooks on vows, rings, and readings 
√ Blog posts 
√ A chance to serve unchurched couples 

BIO // DAVE PAGE // FOUNDER

Dave Page is the founder of Wedding Pastors Network, an elite group of wedding pastors across the United States that perform exceptional wedding ceremonies for couples who are spiritual but not religious. Dave was licensed and ordained by Shepherd of the Hills Church, a non-denominational Christian church in the San Fernando Valley. He was handpicked and mentored by Rick Warren and started 3 Saddleback daughter churches over a twenty year period, two in SoCal and one in NorCal. He speaks at conferences like Exponential, THRIVE, and Nuts & Bolts. He taught church planting at Saddleback Conferences for ten years.

Dave is currently a pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA and helps coach and mentor campus pastors. Prior to that, he was the Director of Church Planting with the Evangelical Free Church of America (West District). He helped start 60 churches with the EFCA West over 9 years. Dave has an MBA in Leadership, a Master of Divinity and an undergraduate degree in business economics. In addition, he just completed his third year residency in a Doctor of Ministry program at Talbot School of Theology.

At the end of the day, Dave helps people LAUNCH things. As a leadership coach, he helps church planters launch healthy churches. As a wedding pastor, he helps couples launch healthy marriages. And as the founder of Wedding Pastors Network, he helps pastors launch healthy wedding businesses.

The original thought was to be able to meet couples I wouldn't normally meet and invite them to our new church. It turned into much more. Not only did I meet a lot of great couples and invite them to church, but the extra income allowed me and my family more flexibility and financial relief.

"IT'S A HIGH DEMAND BUSINESS"

TESTIMONIALS

PASTOR JEREMY MCGARITY
SAN DIEGO, CA

The extra income enabled me to take care of my family while at the same time not be a financial burden on the church as we started. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to start this side business as it satisfies my entrepreneurial itch. It has also resulted in a handful of couples attending my church.

"IT SATISFIES MY ENTREPRENEURIAL ITCH"

TESTIMONIALS

PASTOR RUSSELL CRAVENS
HOUSTON, TX

It's a great way to add much needed income and meet and connect with unchurched couples. It's a great way to have a legitimate business that can give you a platform for meeting more people and networking. If you do a great job, people notice and want to be connected and recommend you. What a GREAT way to plant a church.

"IT'S A GREAT WAY TO ADD MUCH NEEDED INCOME "

TESTIMONIALS

PASTOR ED CHOY
GERMANTOWN, MD

It connects me with unchurched people I would normally not be able to reach. It's a real blessing for couples who want someone who understands them and will work with them in a nonjudgmental way. I love helping a couple plan their ceremony. I also love to meet people during the reception and give them a different perspective on what pastors are like!

"IT CONNECTS ME WITH UNCHURCHED PEOPLE"

TESTIMONIALS

PASTOR JOHN ERWIN
AGOURA HILLS, CA

you may be a
wedding pastor
if ...


you may not be a
wedding pastor
if ...

you may be a wedding pastor if ...

√ You enjoy performing weddings and meeting new people 
√ You're a church planter, lead or associate pastor, or ordained minister
√ You're enthusiastic about starting your own business 
√ You have an entrepreneurial spirit
√ You're a good communicator
√ You have some theological training (preferably a Master of Divinity)
√ You're Gospel-Centered
√ You pastor a church that reaches out to unchurched people
√ You genuinely love unchurched people
√ You desire extra income for you and your family 

you may not be a wedding pastor if ...

√ You don't like performing weddings 
√ You've never been licensed or ordained 
√ You're not currently a pastor or have never served as a pastor 
√ You're not theologically trained 
√ You don't like public speaking
√ You're legalistic in your approach to the Christian faith 
√ You feel uncomfortable around unchurched people 
√ You pastor a church that unchurched people don't like to visit 
√ You won't marry couples who are living together 
√ You're not willing to invest some time and money into your business

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