David accepted Christ at the age of five. David married Jessie Mae Smith in 1982 at the age of 19, and they had three children. David and Jessie divorced in 1990, and the loss of his wife and three children drove David back to God on Good Friday, 1990. David met his current wife Amy Grace McCauley at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas in 1990, less than two months after being divorced. Amy is a missionary kid, being the daughter of missionaries to Nepal and Kenya. Amy lived in Nepal from when she was seven, attending boarding school at Woodstock School in India until she graduated from high school in 1980. David and Amy married in 1992. Less than three months after they married, Jessie tragically died in a motorcycle accident. David and Amy took full custody of his three children, ages 5, 8 and 9. In time, Amy adopted the three children, and they added four more children. David and Amy have been married nineteen years (as of May, 2011), have one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, and reside in San Antonio, Texas.
David has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, Class of 1984. David is licensed in Texas as a Professional Engineer (Civil) and as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. David has been self-employed since 1995 as a civil engineer and land surveyor, and since 2002 as a land developer (resort condominiums and commercial). David is the developer of the Waterwheel Resort Condominium project in New Braunfels, Texas.
Amy has a B.A. in English and Spanish from East Texas State University and a Master degree in "English as a Second Language" (ESL) from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Amy has taught ESL at the Universidad de Guadalajara in San Antonio and at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. Amy has homeschooled her four youngest for the last nine years.
It was not until the late 1990s that a family crisis precipitated significant spiritual changes in their lives. In 2002, David wrote and published a book titled Tired of Waiting On God? Guess What? He’s Waiting For You! that outlined the spiritual breakthroughs received from God that had literally transformed their family during that time. In 2004, David received the calling from God to create a pastoral retreat on the island of St. John in the United States Virgin Islands, and everything that has been done since that time has been with the pastoral retreat in mind. The recession that hit our country in 2007-2011 has been a financially difficult period for the Dyes. The real estate market in general has been very poor, and the resort condominium market has been even worse. They have taken every possible step to remain viable during this time.
During this period God has been doing a deep work in David and Amy, and the results of that work are provided in this web page and e-book. David and Amy are determined to walk with God no matter the cost, and are seeking direction from God as to the next phase of their life. It is David's heart to be in the ministry fulltime, but he is willing to continue with land development if God so desires. Their ultimate desire is to create the St. John Pastoral Retreat and fulfill their life's ministry calling.