Reverend David L. Ferguson is a native Floridian, born and raised in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He is the seventh of eight children born to Mrs. Gussie L. Ferguson. He was educated in Central Florida, graduating from Lyman HS in Longwood. He received his AA from Valencia Community College in 1987, and BA in Applied Organizational Management from Warner Southern College in 1992. In 1999 he completed BF Lee Theological Seminary, Jacksonville Florida. He is married to Kathy B. Ferguson, and the father of Shayla, Joshua and Jeronda. He is the grandfather of Mia, Madison (deceased), Jashaiya and Joshua. Reverend Ferguson was ordained in the AME Church, receiving Itinerate Deacon in 1997 and Itinerate Elder in 2000. He is the founding Pastor of FIRST AME Church, where he is currently charged.