David Gardner got saved at the age of 6. He grew up on the mission field of Peru and was able to watch and learn from the life and ministry of his dad, Austin Gardner, and his brother, Chris Gardner, as well as that of several others.
David helped start Iglesia Bautista Fe (Faith Baptist Church), Vision Baptist Church, and Iglesia Bautista Omega (Omega Baptist Church). He is the youth and worship pastor and music director at Iglesia Bautista Omega. Known for being an excellent translator, David is also a language school teacher at the Peru Baptist College. Additionally, he disciples and mentors men in the ministry. David’s favorite part about being a missionary is getting to see how the Lord continues to use him in the lives of others despite his own shortcomings.
David married his wife, Katie, in 2006, and the Lord blessed them with a little girl named Chloe in July 2010. The Gardners have been in Peru since June 2009.