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Dave was born just east of London, England in 1949. He went to Palmer’s Grammar School, built in 1706, and decided to continue his education in the Royal Air Force (RAF). After 3 years years at RAF Cosford, he graduated with distinction in Electrical Engineering. After leaving the RAF in 1976 he emigrated to Canada with his family. He spent the next decades in small startups, and later as a serial entrepreneur and consultant.
Dave was into art from age 5, by 11 he was painting in oils, but not very prolific until he joined the RAF who supplied all the materials for free. Unfortunately many pieces have been lost or destroyed by mold. At 16 he discovered poetry and was published in his annual school magazine just before he joined the RAF; you can see his poems and his first oil painting on the 'poems and paintings' page of his website. He submitted two poems to the magazine, but one describing a trip on LSD was rejected as they thought he had taken drugs. He hadn’t, it came from his imagination, and has never taken drugs to date, not even pot.
At age 40 he was shocked to hear the salvation message after attending his local United church for 10 years. He quickly asked Jesus to be Lord of his life and changed churches. God spoke audibly to Dave two weeks later and asked him what he was going to do now that He was Lord of his life. Dave instinctively knew that God wanted him to give up his long list of ambitions, and to let Him guide the rest of his life. He surrendered his ambitions and has spent the rest of his life trying to discern and follow what God has for him to do; he says a smooth spiritual growth does not mean a smooth worldly growth, as they are often have little relation to each other. He now attends an evangelical church in Kelowna British Columbia, Canada, which welcomes street people and offers a hearty breakfast on Sunday mornings prior to the service.
The rat race tired of Dave, and unable to find employment at the age of 64 he struggled to find meaning in life until he remembered the book he tried to start a few years earlier; he easily settled into a relaxed new life as an author of Bible based books. Google Kelowna, BC, Canada and discover why Dave thinks this four seasons playground is the current day paradise of Canada.