Dave is a pastor and author whose life mission is to live a God-filled life and help the church share that vision with a spiritually searching world.Discipleship changed his life and he is called to grow disciple makers through the local church. His other passion is teaching the Word of God. He grew up in North Carolina, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, did post-graduate studies at Harvard and received his Ph.D. in history from Notre Dame. He is a published church historian and his research on the worldview of Jonathan Edwards was cited by Dr. George Marsden in Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Yale Press, 2005). He has also written and consulted about churches strategically addressing issues of faith and work. His wife, Donna, is a missionary with Cru discipling students full-time. They have two boys, Jonathan and Nathaniel.