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 three young sons, George, Teddy, and Jack and a brand new daughter, Lucy. In addition to his role at Covenant, he serves on the board of Second Mile Development.