David joined Faith Bible Church in 2009 and was a founder of the GRiT (Graciously Redeemed in Truth) military ministry in 2019. Born and raised in Southern California, God transformed his life during a Western Pacific Deployment in Seoul Korea in 1988. For the next quarter century David used his military service at sea and ashore to spread the gospel. As he was promoted through the ranks from a Radioman Third Class to a Command Master Chief, his sphere of influence grew and mission field increased. He transitioned out of the Navy after 31 years in 2015 when the Lord opened a door for a departure and a job opportunity that allowed him to work from home. Transitioning from the military whether after 4 years or 40 year comes with it’s own set of challenges which the Lord helped David and his family work though. This increased their trust in the Lord and love for each other. Through this growth David attended Training Center Year One and later Mighty Oaks Outpost which all helped prepare him to continue serving men like he did in the military through FBC Military Ministry, GRiT. David and his wife Disa have been married since 1993. They have four children, Matt, Meg, Mari, and Mason. Together they enjoy food, coffee, laughter, and good movies.

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