Dave Warner grew up in a musical family with a grandfather who taught basic piano skills to all the grandchildren. He was soon singing and performing in church and singing harmonies in the choir and in the family car as they traveled. After graduating with a Church Music degree in 2000, Dave began leading worship and music at a local congregation near Dayton, Ohio. Within a few years he began to lean away from music and towards pastoral ministry and returned home to Newark, Ohio in a congregation where he could do both.
In 2013, Dave began his first foray into song and poetry writing. The compilation of songs from his personal journal will be released in July 2014, entitled Beautiful Light.