Born in Miami, Florida, David has served churches as music director in Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee . He holds a BM in Music Education from Carson-Newman College, MCM from Southwestern Theological Seminary and MM from Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to serving churches, he has served as Chairman of the Music Department at Clear Creek Baptist College and on the music faculties of Eastern Kentucky University, Tusculum College, and East Tennessee State University. David and his wife, Becky, enjoy traveling and have visited all seven continents. They live in Elizabethton and have one son, Doug, who lives with his family in Scottsboro, Alabama.