Innovative, creative,
passionately pointing
people to Christ,

Church by the Glades has become a very safe place for un-churched people to explore their faith.

A graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Theological Seminary, Pastor David is a homegrown South Florida product, sensitive to the diversity and unique opportunities of the area.

Church by the Glades is about 10 minutes away from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Pastor David continues to lead the charge and be at the center of bringing hope and healing to the Parkland/Coral Springs community.

David is honored to love and lead Church by the Glades alongside his wife Lisa. They have three children: Charlie, Victoria and Zane.

Covid-19 and The Church

If Disney World can open—if Mickey can do it—So can the church!

“There’s no substitute for spiritual synergy. People need hope. They need inspiration. I think the church is absolutely essential.” - David Hughes, on recovering from Covid-19, and reopening the church.


Early Life

Pastor David Hughes was born and raised in South Florida, sensitive to the diversity and unique opportunities of the area.


Bachelor’s from Baylor University & Master’s in Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary

Church by the Glades

Pastor David Hughes is the Lead Pastor of Church by the Glades, a multicultural fellowship with multiple campuses in South Florida. He has been part of a church resurrection, seeing a declining congregation of less than 500 soar to over 9000 in average worship attendance. David is honored to love and lead Church by the Glades since 1998 alongside his wife Lisa and their three children.


Church by the Glades is known as a church that helps people. This starts in their very own community of South Florida, but also extends into the international mission field. The non-profit organization No Perfect People, Inc. operates in partnership with Church by the Glades and many of the outreach efforts of the church are funneled through NPPI.

Locally, the church mobilizes thousands of volunteers to partner with organizations providing services to the community with NPPI’s annual event, “Serve the City”. Additionally, Church by the Glades and NPPI partner to distribute thousands of boxes of food to those in need during the thanksgiving season with their event, “Feed the City”.

In cooperation with God Behind Bars, Church by the Glades provides weekly church services inside two prison facilities located in Homestead, FL. The church also provides leadership and financial support to this organization.

There are many efforts that Church by the Glades supports internationally as well. The church currently sponsors an orphanage for girls in Haiti and missionary efforts in Cuba, in addition to the following partnerships with global outreach organizations.

Church by the Glades is partnering with The A21 Campaign to abolish human trafficking and “Operation Baby Rescue” to save malnourished babies in Guatemala.

Television & Streaming

Church by the Glades is currently airing on the Hillsong Channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Their services may be streamed via live.cbglades.com.

Don't let yesterday's pain dictate tomorrow's future


We are a simple house, we are about Jesus and His Word.


When you say YES to Jesus, my great KING will set you free

My God has a holy habit of picking underdogs.

Your attitude about your problem is your problem.