Born in Bolivia to missionary parents and raised in an Assemblies of God pastor's home, David felt a call to ministry as a young boy. After running from that call as a teenager and falling into a life of alcohol and drugs, God miraculously delivered him at the age of 17 and renewed his call to full-time ministry. David attended Bethany University in Santa Cruz, CA where he studied music and biblical studies and graduated with a BA in Music. He has also been a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God for 26 years.
He and his wife, Meriam have been married for 29 years and currently live in San Antonio, TX. They have one son, Chris, who is 22. Meriam has a degree in Nonprofit Management and is currently the Executive Director of a private foundation. She also has extensive experience in all areas of Women's Ministries including speaking, teaching, coordinating conferences and retreats, and counseling.