The early chapters of David’s life are characterized by a confusing childhood followed by years as a young adult filled with alcohol, partying, sexual immorality, unwanted pregnancies, abortion, marriage, adultery, and divorce. At the age of 26, David met Jesus and his life began being transformed daily by God’s amazing grace. Shortly after this in 1999, David left a promising career to enter into full-time ministry to inner-city teens at the City Mission in Cleveland Ohio.
Over the past nearly 25 years, David has served in various ministry roles at local churches and para-church ministries including the following: Youth Ministry Leader (Rome Baptist Church);Youth Preacher/Missions Administrator (New Community Bible Fellowship); Campus Ministry Staff/Traveling Speaker (Cru); NFL Chaplain (Athletes in Action); Senior Pastor (CrossWay Community Church); Pro-Life Advocate (Cornerstone Pregnancy Center now Thrive Orlando); and Men’s Ministry Leader (SaveOne).
Currently, David mentors younger ministry leaders and helps men to walk in the forgiveness, healing, and freedom of Christ from abortion and sexual immorality. He is represented by Ambassador Speakers and is a highly sought out speaker by Pregnancy Centers and Right to Life groups throughout the U.S. David also speaks at events, retreats, and conferences for men, college students, and youth. David is often invited to speak on the topic of the Gospel and Race by various ministries and local churches.
He is a monthly guest contributor on a Moody Radio affiliate and is a frequent guest on other radio stations and podcasts. He has written many articles and contributed chapters in two books: 'Tears of A Fisherman: Recovery of Men Wounded by Abortion' (authored by Kevin Burke) and Ein Neubeginn (New Beginning) - Real Stories of Healing After Abortion (SaveOne Europe). David's story has been featured by Focus on the Family (SeeLife Live ‘21), Chris Fabry Live (Moody Radio), and CTN (Christian Television Network).
David received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. David and his wife Terea (his grace gift) have been married 22 years and have been blessed with 6 children. They live in Orlando, Florida with most of their children. David also has an adult son who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.