David has lived all his life in Cobham and is married to Carrie, who is on the leadership team of Kids’ Church. They have two sons and three grandchildren. David’s working carer started in the legal profession. He founded Cobham Romania Aid and, later, the Cobham Uganda Partnership. He spent some time as the Director of the Princess Margarita of Romania Trust. David is now well-known as a historian, author and speaker and obtained a PhD from the University of Roehampton in 2010.
David is active in many areas of local community life and is Chairman of the Surrey History Trust, President of the Esher District Local History Society and a trustee of Painshill Park Trust. He is also Clerk of Cobham Combined Charities. Raised in the Methodist Church, David became a committed Christian at a Billy Graham Crusade and later became a leader in the newly emerging House Church movement in the 1970s. After joining St Andrew’s, David has become deeply involved in many aspects of church life and, in addition to being an Occasional Preacher, he has also twice served as a churchwarden.