Dave received Christ at the age of 11, through the ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist church in Prospect, Pa. Joining the Navy in 1969, he became involved with the intentional discipleship efforts of the Navigators. He and his wife Judi, met during his Naval schooling, and were married in 1971. They have two adult children, Shawn (California) and Katrina (Dothan). After active duty, they relocated to Dothan with Michelin, joining Calvary in 1979. Dave graduated from Troy State University in 1984 with a Batchelor of Science degree.

For Dave, teaching Scripture and spotlighting the Gospel is essential. The key response to Jesus’ command, ‘Make disciples, teaching them…’ is to do just that– teach scripture! Understanding scripture leads us to talk about the Gospel, ‘when we sit at home and when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we rise up’.

Dave has served at Calvary as a Life Group leader, discipleship mentor and deacon. His missions leadership includes ministry in Guatemala, Honduras, and locally.