David has served as Senior Pastor since 2018. He previously served as Covenant’s Associate Pastor, sharing a vibrant ministry with Hal Oakley, our prior Senior Pastor, until Hal’s retirement. David brings a diverse skillset to ministry that combines a passion for evangelism with an expertise in strategic leadership learned in the business world. He is a sixth-generation pastor.
David’s first career was as an investment banker on Wall Street, where he helped bring billions of dollars in corporate bonds to market for Fortune 500 companies. While in New York, David learned first-hand how to share his faith with educated skeptics in a fast-paced work environment. Along the way David and his wife, Alison, felt Jesus calling them to teach others how to share their faith through relationships. Together they left their careers in New York to pursue full-time ministry.
David holds a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Seminary and a Masters in Finance from University of Florida. His undergraduate degree is in Economics/ Mathematics from New College of Florida.
David and Alison have a toddler, George. When he’s not with George at the park, David enjoys spending time with friends or reading history. In addition he serves on the boards of Second Mile Development, The Vine Pastoral Counseling Center, and North Alabama Food Bank.
David B. Hunsicker Jr, his wife, Barbara Phillips Hunsicker, and his daughter, Felicity (8 mo.), recently moved to Huntsville from Pasadena, California, where David taught theology at Azusa Pacific University and Barbara worked as an academic advisor at Fuller Theological Seminary and was a ruling elder at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.
David holds degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), the University of St. Andrews (M.Litt.), and King University (B.A.). He has previously served churches in Hollywood, CA, Fulton, MO, and Durham, NC. Over the years he has volunteered with various church youth ministries and Young Life. He has a passion for turning young Christians into life-long disciples of Jesus Christ.
David’s current interests are in the area of adult discipleship. He is reading, writing, and thinking about how to develop a discipleship model for the church that will develop followers of Jesus who have the strength and support they need to continue life-long growth in their faith.