Pastor Dave Greear was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. He attended college at West Virginia University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1988. Though raised in a Christian home, Dave was graciously drawn to Christ as a freshman at WVU. After graduation from WVU, Dave attended seminary, receiving his Master of Divinity degree in 1992. Dave has also recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree, finishing his dissertation in July of 2015. His dissertation topic was "A Presuppositional Apologetic Overview of Genesis 1:1-3:19," that dealt not only with the Biblical text but also with scientific and worldview implications of the text. Creation science has long been one of Pastor Dave's hobbies/interests. 

From 1992-1997 Dave served as the assistant pastor at University Baptist Church in Clemson, SC. While serving at UBC he led the church’s campus ministry to Clemson University, then known as the “Spurgeon Foundation.” It was while serving at Clemson that Dave met his wife Jenny.

From 1997-2014 Dave and Jenny served as a campus missionaries with Campus Light Ministries to multiple campuses in the state of West Virginia. From 1997-2009 they worked on the campuses of Marshall University and West Virginia State University. From 2009-2014 they served on the campuses of West Virginia University and Fairmont State University. For parts of 2007-2009 Dave also pastored the East Lynn Baptist Church in Wayne, WV while simultaneously working with Campus Light at Marshall and WV State.

Jenny was born to an American military family stationed outside of Athens, Greece. Her multi-cultural experience grew as she spent most of her childhood and teen years outside of the continental United States. She trusted Christ as Lord and Savior at a young age after hearing her parents explain the Gospel to her older sister. She graduated from Clemson University in 1997 with a degree in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. Jenny has subsequently taught both Spanish and second grade. She left the classroom for a time to homeschool her own children, but is currently teaching Kindergarten at Cardinal Charter Academy in Cary after teaching last year at Envision Science Academy in Raleigh.

The Greear’s have been blessed with three children, Caleb (age 18), Susanna (age 16) and Sarah (age 13), and have previously hosted international students in their home as well.