David came to faith when he was 10 years old at the first event ever held in Texas Stadium. His parents wanted to hear Johnny Cash, who was the opening act for a guy named Billy Graham who was having a crusade there that night. He later graduated with both a business and law degree from Baylor University and a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. His education mirrors his passions: business, law and theology.
David serves as President Emeritus of the National Christian Foundation and joined NCF in 1998 as its first President. NCF has become the world’s largest Christian grant-making foundation, serving over 30,000 families. In 2020, NCF received over $2 billion in contributions and made 270,000 grants of over $1.3 billion to 28,453 organizations. He serves on multiple boards, including Barnhart Crane & Rigging, Kingdom Companies Group, American Bible Society, The IF:Gathering, The River Foundation, ECFA, The Impact Foundation, Trust Bridge Global Foundation, and Generous Giving, which he co-founded. David has also co-authored two books, “Investing in God’s Business” and “Family.Money.”
David and his wife Chris have been married for 30 years! They grew up in the same neighborhood in Wichita Falls, TX and have known each other since they were kids. Speaking of kids, they have 9 of them, which includes 2 daughters-in-law! The couple now live in China Spring TX, which is a suburb of Crawford, TX, which is a suburb of Waco, TX.