David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister.

In college he met a Catholic girl who he attempted to convert. She gave him a book of Catholic apologetics called “The Question Box”. This answered most of his argument against the Church. He began to attend Mass and was drawn to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. He felt drawn to the Catholic Church but kept delaying. While in graduate school he entered the Catholic Church. After marrying a good Presbyterian girl. The problem was that he also wanting to be a priest. He joined an Anglican group and was ordained a priest in that denomination. After a split in his denomination, he lost his position. He and his wife were hired at EWTN and they both returned to the Catholic Church. David works in the theology department at EWTN.