David has served as a youth leader, a home group leader and, for nine years, as deacon. He stepped down to take a break from leadership in November 2017 and was subsequently appointed to the eldership in March 2018.
David has a heart for discipleship – to help and encourage Christians, young and old (in all senses!), to constant growth. He and his wife, Carol, served with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), helping to establish a new work in Ireland from 1983 to 1986, and then at the training base at Holmsted Manor, Staplefield, until 1992. Coming then to Burgess Hill, God led them, very clearly, to GBC (Burgess Hill Baptist Church, as it was then).
David began his working life in the motor trade but, in the early 80s, shifted into IT. Most recently he worked with IT and Audio Visual Communications until being made redundant during the pandemic. He is currently studying part time at London School of Theology. Carol is a qualified podiatrist and runs a private practice in the local area. They have five grown-up children and eight grandchildren. Rugby is an important factor across the Salisbury clan but it can get a bit tense during the Six Nations tournament as Carol is Welsh!