David married Bonnie in 1973. They have two grown sons, Adam and Tyler. He graduated from Houston Baptist University in 1973, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1976, and Fuller Theological Seminary in 1988.
David has served as Associate Pastor since 1998. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Interim Administrator while HFBC was in search of a Pastor. Prior to these roles, he served as Minister of Education overseeing and teaching adults. He is also a Senior Clinic Teacher for Evangelism Explosion.
Before coming to HFBC, David served as Minister of Education at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Tucker, GA; Minister of Evangelism and Young Adults at First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, OK; Minister of Youth at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, TX; and Minister of Youth right here at HFBC.
David has also used his spiritual gifts of teaching and preaching at conferences, camps, revivals, and conventions. He has trained and led Partnership Crusade teams and authored several books and articles. He serves on the Board of Evangelism Explosion and the North American Mission Board.
As Executive Pastor, David Self is responsible for the overall program, staff, and administration. He is the liaison to the Finance and Personnel Committees.