David Drake is a native of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky where he came to know the Lord at the age of ten. After moving to Florida at the age of twelve David met a pretty red haired girl who would later become his wife.
David and Jody were married on June 21, 1975. They have a daughter, Jolene and son-in-law, Matthew Miller, of Alachua, Florida. A son, Steven and daughter-in-law, Robyn Drake of Waterloo, New York. They have three grandchildren, Hannah Renee Drake of Yulee, Matthew Drake Miller and Jackson Eli Miller of Alachua, Florida.
David has an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary. After pastoring churches in Florida for nearly twenty-seven years, he became Director of Missions of The Northeast Florida Baptist Association in July 2002. David has taught on the evening school faculty of The Moody Bible Institute and traveled oversees to minister the Gospel in Jamaica, Scotland, Israel, Jordon, Philippines, Guyana, Brazil and Honduras.
David is also the Senior Chaplain for the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, and a Chaplain for Florida Baptist Disaster Relief. He also serves on the Chaplain’s Advisory Team of the Florida Baptist Convention in Public Safety.