The Dave Young Evangelistic Association has been in existence since the fall of 1994 and was founded by Evangelist Dave Young. Dave was born in East Tennessee and has been preaching since 1986. His wife is Bethlie, of Newark, Ohio, and they have five children: Abigail, Joshua, Matthew, Jacob and Charity. Dave has preached in over 1,000 churches, schools, colleges, and camps in 44 states and in six different countries, including Canada, Belarus, Moldova, Bahamas, Haiti and the Philippines. They have a three-pronged ministry: Revival and Evangelistic Campaigns, Family Matters Conferences, and overseas missions work. Evangelist Micah Self serves as staff-evangelist and conducts Children's Revivals, Youth Rallies, Single-Purpose Conferences, and Evangelistic Crusades. Micah was born in Colorado and is a 2012 graduate of West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA.
The Dave Young Evangelistic Association is a faith-based ministry and is supported primarily by free-will offerings that are received in revivals and conferences. Each church is asked to help with their expenses (which covers fuel, airline tickets, meals, etc.) and receive an offering for the team. Expenses in an average campaign averages $650-700. Of course, airline tickets can fluctuate greatly. Our overseas mission work is made possible by the generous support of churches, organizations, and friends of our ministry who donate specifically towards that need.