Education: 1971 graduate of Biola University; attended Talbot seminary but did not graduate.
Family: Married to Sue Elta who first captivated my heart in the spring of 1970. We have three children: our oldest son has been with Jesus since 1998 (when he was almost 27); our second son, Jason, and his bride live in Chico with her two daughters; and our youngest, our daughter Kerry Sue, is married to Ken Brown and lives 250 miles south of us in Clovis, California with four (soon to be five) children.
Best advice given to me about preaching: My dad who said, "son, your sermons have have to be eternal to be immortal." He also told me, "the mind can only absorb what the seat can endure."
What I want on my tombstone: David served his generation according to the will of God (Acts 13:36NLT)