Originally from Greer, SC, David graduated from Furman University with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.
David spent 15 years with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a Regional Facilities and Project Manager and also served as the Director of Operations for the law firm, Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, Director of Facilities for a consulting firm and Sr Project Manager for an architectural and engineering firm. From 2014-2019, David worked with Dignity Memorial, one of the largest funeral services providers in the United States.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, David lived in Atlanta for over 30 years. During that time, he was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, where he served on numerous committees including Buildings & Grounds, Administrative Council, Fine Arts, Trustees, and also sang in the Chancel Choir.
At First Presbyterian Church, David has the great privilege of heading up a team of professionals who keep our Church running smoothly. This team is composed of Donna Kerns, our receptionist/switchboard operator and calendar coordinator; Rodney Owens, Maintenance Supervisor; Celeste Crowe, Director of Communications; Jennifer Childers, Financial Assistant, and Trip Stewart, Information Specialist.
David thanks the the congregation of First Presbyterian Church for being extremely gracious and welcoming. He finds that the office atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church is very affirming and the staff synergy is amazing, and finds it so fulfilling to know that his work contributes to the overall ministry of First Presbyterian Church Gastonia.