David has been the chief executive officer for ABPnews since October 2008. He oversees all aspects of the organizationâs work, including direct responsibilities for administration and fundraising. His office is in Waco, Texas.
David brought to ABPnews more than three decades of professional experience in Baptist life, including stints as chief communications officer for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as associate editor of a missions magazine, and as communications director for the former Southern Baptist Christian Life Commission. He also served as minister of education and discipleship for Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Immediately prior to joining the staff of ABPnews, he served as director of development for the School of Social Work at Baylor University. He holds doctor of ministry and master of divinity degrees from Southern Seminary and a bachelorâs degree in journalism from Oklahoma Baptist University.
David and his wife, Melanie, have two grown children and a daughter-in-law. When he is not traveling on behalf of ABPnews, David enjoys teaching an adult Sunday school class and feeding an appetite for good reads, good food and good movies.
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