For nearly 30 years David has traveled the world as a New Thought musician, keynote speaker and workshop/retreat facilitator. His focus on remembering the Divine within and reclaiming that connection has empowered hundreds of thousands on their spiritual journey. The union of David’s charismatic message and heartfelt singing has elevated him to keynote speaker of choice in many nationwide churches, centers and global organizations. Throughout the 1980’s, David, along with the late Jerry Florence and Keith Kimberlin made their mark in New Thought history by helping pioneer an unexplored musical genre — “visionary vocal/positive music.” The trio, known as Alliance, became trailblazers when introducing original music specifically designed to support the metaphysical teachings that life reflects our thoughts. They toured/ supported the beginning ministries of such notables as Louise Hay and Marianne Williamson. Alliance’s legendary blend and music message established them as one of the most successful vocal groups in the spiritual recording field. David continued this musical path as a solo artist, releasing one critically acclaimed recording after another including The Healing Bridge, Travelin’ With The Angels, All Is Calm, All Is Bright, And Then It Is Morning, One With The World, and Worthy Shoes.
As an ordained minister, David founded a Center for Spiritual Living in Mobile, Alabama and served as its senior minister for 4 years before accepting the position as senior minister for Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, Georgia in the fall of 2010. Through his stateside non-profit, Khmer Child Foundation, David has established an ongoing fresh water well building facilitation project in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia, as well as created a non-government regulated school that provides free education, medical/hygiene assistance, agricultural and life skills training, all against the odds of poverty and bureaucratic restriction. The school, named Future Khmer Child, currently supports nearly 200 children and young adults all year round. As a respected teacher, writer and columnist, David is the author of the bestseller, Where Regret Cannot Find Me and his new book, The Grass Is Greener Right Here. David resides in Atlanta, GA.
Lessons from the Show: Service
David talked to us about finding his passion and his way and what drives him in his life, and he offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including a focus on service:
- Changing our mindset from looking at people and wondering what they can do for us, to thinking instead “How can I serve?”;
- Immersing ourselves in other cultures helps dissolve the make-believe story of who we are;
- We don’t do as much as we could because we get caught up in the “how”.
This is episode # 111