- David became associate pastor of Covenant in July 2016, co-pastor in April 2018, and senior pastor in September 2018 on the retirement of Hal Oakley. Although he is the sixth generation in his family to become a pastor, his path to the ministry was not linear. Pursuing a career in the Financial Services Industry, David earned a B.A. in Economics/Mathematics from New College of Florida and a M.S. in Finance from University of Florida. Following graduation in 2010, he worked as an investment banker on Wall Street for three years structuring corporate bonds. While working in the bond market David also served as a consultant on young adult evangelism to the Unbinding the Gospel Project, one of the leading evangelism programs in America.
During this time in New York City he met his wife Alison. Together they discerned a call to the ministry and both enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary’s M.Div. program. As full-time students they also served a number of ministries as a team, using their training to make the Bible come alive for a wide variety of ages and contexts. They both graduated in Spring 2016, welcoming their first child George during their final semester. David continues to use his business and theological training by serving on the advisory board of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization at Princeton Theological Seminary.
David is passionate about teaching others how to share their faith with friends and co-workers through the help of the Holy Spirit. He believes that Jesus calls us not only into a relationship with the Living God but also into an exciting adventure in which we serve God’s world as a team.