About Dave


Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) in the fourth grade, Dave has faced many challenges in life. But none other than his life-long striving to maintain a "close and personal" relationship with God. After coming to the end of himself, Dave finally discovered what his heart had always longed for--perfect "oneness" with Jesus Christ.

Today, Dave specializes in helping others awaken to the freedom of their union with Christ.

Dave is the author of, "Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ" and is the founder of CHARLOTTE/ONE which empowers local churches in Charlotte, NC to reach 20-30 somethings together. CHARLOTTE/ONE currently partners with over 40 local churches and has grown to become one of the largest young adult ministries in the Southeast. The collaborative, multi-church approach of CHARLOTTE/ONE has been duplicated in other cities (both nationally and internationally) and endorsed by: Louie Giglio, Chuck Colson, Leighton Ford, Kevin Palau, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Dave holds a B.A. in Bible and Religion from Montreat College and an M.Div From Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His published works include, "Inciting Incidents: 6 Stories of Fighting Disappointment in a Flawed World" (Moody Press, 2013), and "Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ" (NavPress, 2016). Dave currently serves on staff with Apartment Life as the President of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Dave is passionate about breakfast, snow, seafood buffets, and wood-burning fireplaces. Dave currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife of fourteen years, Monica, and their three sons: Ryan (9), Cole (7), and Jack (3).


Wall Street Journal

Check out what the Wall Street Journal had to say about CHARLOTTE/ONE and local churches uniting to reach people in their 20's and 30's.

Faith & Leadership

Learn more about Dave's heart to reach Millennials with the Good News of Jesus Christ and connect them to a local faith community.

Baby Born Outside

Yeah, it's weird. But Dave delivered his second son, Cole, in the parking lot of a North Charlotte hospital. The media loved this one. Hope you do too.

Dave's on Facebook

Odd, huh? Who would have thought? Click below for updates about the book, his schedule, family, and what's getting Dave fired up these days.

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