Born to a Christian family in Montgomery, Alabama, Dave McCroskey’s life has been marked by the physical adversity and challenges that God has given to him. As an infant Dave’s oral cavity was disfigured and severely damaged by a rare, aggressive tumor. In addition, he was also diagnosed with polyarticular, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis which has left Dave’s joints in a crippled and chronically painful state. The arthritis spread to Dave’s eyes as a teenager resulting in complete blindness in one eye as well as limited vision in the other. In 23 years, Dave has undergone 29 surgeries, 7 years of speech therapy, 9 years of physical therapy, and an innumerable number of hospital stays and doctor visits. Overcoming his physical challenges, however, Dave is a three-time national high school debate champion, accomplished college graduate, and published author. Currently Dave teaches Bible at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, IN, and travels as a coveted speaker at youth conferences, teen camps, and churches.
Dave is married to his beautiful wife, Johanna. Johanna, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a two-time cancer survivor with a gift for encouraging and inspiring those around her. In college, Johanna traveled with a ensemble group singing and sharing her testimony in hundreds of churches across America. Dave and Johanna are expecting their first child, Macey, in October of this year.