David was born and raised in Midland, TX and is a first generation high school and college graduate. He received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Texas Tech University and focused his attention in college to work on the Fun and Fit coordinating team. David worked with low socioeconomic children and future educators to create healthy habits with little resources. Being able to serve the Lubbock community in an area in need allowed David and his team to make a significant difference. David was asked to speak to the Education Department and the Graduating Class of 2008 which he considers a highlight and vaulting point for his pursuit of helping families in need.
After college, David pursued teaching and coaching applying his focus on Title 1 schools because of his passion for helping children in low socioeconomic areas. He spent his time coaching football, basketball, track, volleyball and softball initially in the Lubbock Independent School District, then later moving to the Lake Worth Independent School district in 2008. After receiving the Teacher of The Year Award, David began pursuing his M.Ed in Educational Leadership which he received from UTA.
Eventually becoming the Athletic Coordinator at LWISD, David served in that role for 5 years. As a first generation high school, college and Master degree holder, David knew that children in Title 1 schools need help in pursuing their dreams so he started teaching AVID, a college preparation course to increase the number of college applications and attendance with high school seniors. David and his team took the application rate of seniors seeking higher education from 8% to 98% in only one year.
Now pursuing his calling in full time ministry at Fellowship of the Parks, he is currently serving as the Associate and Youth Pastor along with being part of the FOTP Marriage team. David loves that he gets to do all these things with his wife Kristi and their two boys, Ryland and Easton. Married since 2010, David and Kristi and their two boys serve at their church because “we want to leave this world better than we found it.”