Reared in San Marcos, Texas, Dave was baptized there in 1971 and began preaching in 1979. He was educated at Austin Community College, Southwest Texas State University and the Victoria College, and is a 1980 graduate of the Southwest School of Bible Studies in Austin. Dave is married to Luann (née Stewart), and they have two married daughters, one son, and three grandchildren (so far!).
Dave and Luann have worked with churches in Texas and Oklahoma (where he also taught in the Mangum School of Biblical Studies), and they have been involved in mission works in Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Colorado and Utah.
He is a regular speaker for several well-known brotherhood lectureships, and Luann is a well-known author and frequent ladies’ day speaker.