Dawit (David) Bokre currently serves as lead pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hayward, CA. Born and raised in the capital city of Asmara, Eritrea, Dawit and his family were faithful members of the Eritrean Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 2003 at the age of 13, he came to the United States and lived in Boston and Houston during the first five years of his life in America.
In 2008, Dawit was called by a small group of Eritrean in the Bay Area to be a bivocational church worker and plant an Eritrean Church. After his arrival, the group started to meet in homes and eventually started to meet every Sunday for worship in their heart language, Tigrinya. Also at this time, Dawit began his theological training entering the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology program through Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO which he then completed in 2016.
Today, Dawit serves an English speaking multiethnic group and a Tigrinya speaking Eritrean group at Good Shepherd while he continues to look for ways to plant more churches.
Dawit resides in Hayward, CA with his wife, Saron. Apart from ministry, he enjoys meeting new people, socializing with others in coffee shops, cooking, and watching basketball, football and soccer.