I grew up in Apex, NC, which is better known as “the Peak of Good Livin'”. With living close to Raleigh and being a lifelong fan of NC State, it was easy for me to choose where to attend college. Throughout my years at NC State, I was able to experience being a music team leader with Campus Crusade for Christ, a lead singer in a band, a student pastor at a church, and a Christian communicator for multiple groups and events.
After college, I finally got the courage to venture outside of the Triangle, and moved to the Charlotte/Matthews area. While there, I attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and served as the Director of College-Aged Ministries at Carmel Baptist Church. After being there for 2 years, I got married to my wife, Kristen, whom I had met at NC State. When Kristen finished her Masters in Counseling at Gordon Conwell, we decided to move to Wilmington, which was Kristen’s hometown.
While in Wilmington, I worked with a couple local churches and Kristen began her career as a mental health therapist. I became an ordained minister in April 2008, and shortly after officiated my very first wedding (which happened to be my wife’s cousin and one of my college roommates that we setup in Charlotte)! During that process, I realized how special it is to share such an intimate and important moment in the lives to two people. My friends in the wedding industry encouraged me to start offering my services to couples having their weddings in the Wilmington area. Since then, I have been blessed to share in many couple’s weddings not only in Wilmington, but also all across North Carolina.
I am excited and passionate about preparing, planning, and praying for couples who are committing their lives to one another. To setup an initial consolation or if you have any questions, please email me at davidholtweddings(at)gmail.com.