HOME: Gracehaven Farm, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
EDUCATION: Masters degree in Theology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
INTERESTS: History, genealogy, farming, theology, hiking
BIO SUMMARY: C. David Baker lives and works in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His family tree consists primarily of Swiss Mennonites, German Reformed, and Scottish Presbyterians. His forbears include Adam Neff–the flag bearer who stood by Zwingli as he died during the battle of Kappel, William Rittenhouse–the first American paper maker, and William Penn’s Dutch grandmother. Twenty of his ancestors served in Pennsylvania militias during the American Revolution.
Baker founded an insurance business in 1978, was active on public and private school boards, and served several charitable organizations. He loved writing as a child but began a part-time professional career in February, 1994. By 2007 he had sold his business in order to devote himself to full-time writing and research. He is an honors graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, with a Master’s degree in theology.
The father of two sons, Baker lives on a small farm with his wife, Sue. Together they raise livestock with an interest in natural/organic methods and a passion for humane treatment. Failure has been part of his life as well. It has been these deep valleys that have led David to the well of Grace from which the essence of his writing is drawn.