Dave was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He accepted Christ as his savior early in life, through the ministry of Northampton Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Brenda have 2 adult daughters (Heather and Haleigh), both of whom still live locally. Their family came to James River Community Church in 2001, as the result of their daughters attending a home-school co-op that met in the church building at the time. Dave works for a company in Yorktown that manufacturers specialized material handling equipment.