David is proud and excited to be leading Family Life Performing Arts and producing its major theatrical productions. He’s also excited to be part of a team that will visualize the future of Performing Arts in our new Corning building!
David was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Hershey, Pa. He attended Grove City College where he majored in religion, fostered his love of singing, and threw javelin as a competitive sport.
After college, David moved to Nashville to try his hand as a professional Country and Christian music singer. However, he soon realized that a career as a solo artist was not for him. It wasn’t until David started working in musical theatre that he discovered his real passion.
David’s Broadway and National Tour credits include: Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War, Schonberg and Boubil’s Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), and American Rhapsody: a Gershwin review. He’s also appeared on Star Search in two categories and was a guest on Nashville Now on CMT.
In 2013, David took the position as head of the musical theatre program for Lancaster Bible. He loved his work at the college and took the program from 3 students to 30 students.
In addition, David has done many recordings and television appearances. You may have seen him on stage at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa in the production of Ruth (as Boaz), In the Beginning (as Lucifer/Satan), Daniel (as Nebonidus), and Miracle of Christmas (as Mary’s father).
David is married to actress, Jennifer Lynn Felty. They have two talented children and share a home with rescued labs, Lola and Charlie. David says, “he is so glad to be here (at Family Life) and investing in the communities we serve! God will do great things!”