David Carley is retired, but he serves as one of two shepherds at the Grace and Truth Church in Cordell, Oklahoma. He holds a BS in Radio/TV broadcasting, a BS in Theology/Speech, and a Master's in Agency Counseling.

He was an ordained minister of the Worldwide Church of God for about 25 years. He ministered in Nashville and Louisville and pastored in churches in Oklahoma, Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas. He has authored articles in various church magazines and local newspapers.