David was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has spent most of his life in Southwest Missouri. He said 'yes' to Jesus as Lord at the age of 21. Almost immediately, God gave him a burden for those who are the outcast of society. He has worked for Christ wherever there was a need: as interim Youth Leader for the Assembly of God in Aurora, Missouri, leading bible studies at nursing homes, assisting pastors in small country churches, and evangelizing the lost in the inner city.
For five years, David led a feeding program at a local park in Springfield during the summer for the homeless and struggling. That ministry, called ParkFest, provided a free meal and the message of Christ. In the Fall of 2008, Evangel Temple, with David’s leadership, officially started Inner City Outreach. In the fall of 2014 Inner City Outreach was merged into our center-city campus Embassy of Hope. Today Embassy of Hope brings a message of hope and grace to those that are struggling as well as provide a food pantry each week after church.