The early chapters of David’s life are characterized by a confusing childhood and years as a college student and young professional filled with alcohol, partying, sexual immorality, unwanted pregnancies, abortion, marriage, adultery, and divorce. At the age of 26, David’s life was radically transformed by God’s amazing grace.
Shortly after this in 1999, David sensed the Lord leading him to leave a promising career in the public sector to enter into full-time ministry. Over the past two decades, David has served in local church ministry in the areas of youth ministry, missions, and as a Senior Pastor and with Cru as full-time and affiliate staff in a variety of roles (college ministry, traveling speaker, chaplain for the Cincinnati Bengals, and intern development specialist).
God has worked in David’s life and ministry experiences to give him a heart and passion to be a part of reaching, building, and sending this generation of youth, college students, and young adults with the glorious gospel of Christ; exhorting the body of Christ to live out her unity among her ethnically and culturally diverse members; being a voice for the preborn and ministering the healing grace of Jesus Christ to men and women broken by abortion.
Currently, David serves as a volunteer staff with SaveOne, an international ministry that helps men, women, and families recover after abortion, as a Men's Chapter Leader and Chapter Coordinator. He is also a member of MAN (Men and Abortion Network) and partners with Pregnancy Centers and Pro-Life organizations throughout the U.S as a speaker represented by Ambassador Speakers. He has written articles, done radio interviews and podcasts, and contributed a chapter in the book 'Tears of A Fisherman: Recovery of Men Wounded by Abortion' authored by Kevin Burke (Rachel's Vineyard). David was the SEELife '21 Pro-Life Story Award Recipient by Focus on the Family.
As an itinerant preacher and member evangelist of Next Generation Alliance (a ministry of the Luis Palau Association), David partners with various churches and college ministries locally and nationally. David is often invited to speak on the topic of the Gospel and Race by various ministries and local churches.
David received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. David and his wife, Terea, and their six children live in Orlando. David also has an adult son who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.