David Gay was born in 1940 and came to faith at sixteen years old. A year later, he began to preach. He was for 25 years a Mathematics teacher and a Reformed Baptist teaching elder for 20 years.
David began his Christian life as an Arminian baptist but eventually came to a Reformed understanding of the faith. While at university, and for a short time after, he became a part of the Open Brethren. In 1977, he and his wife and three others formed a Reformed Baptist church, of which he became an elder. Through his studies in Hebrews and Galatians, as well as extensive research and stimulating conversation, he began to take a new covenant position. He is now engaged in an itinerant preaching and writing ministry (davidhjgay.com).
He and his late wife have three children, all of whom are believers. One of his children is a Reformed Baptist pastor in Norfolk.