Mac Bare is a native of West Jefferson, NC who studied history and chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill. Called to ministry in his senior year at UNC, he graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and has pastored in Durham for 40+ years. He and Barbara have two sons, one very special daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. Mac helped start Dayspring in 1992 and has been its senior pastor for 26 years. His dream continues--to lead a church marked by deep devotion to the sharing the life that is available to all people through Jesus Christ, and to see that life of God worked out in Dayspring Fellowship. We start in the most important sphere--each with our individual, personal one-to-one relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Then we seek to live as God's family members through transparent, supportive and loving relationships with each other.