David Preston Sharp, D Min., is a life teacher. He is a speaker, writer, performer, composer, author and spiritual educator.
"I wrote my first song at 14, called 'The World is a Rainbow,' about the beauty, dignity, and divinity of all people everywhere. I knew then I wanted to spend my life creating and sharing uplifting messages for the human soul."
- Dr. David Preston Sharp
Over the last 30 years David has given countless presentations for major corporations, civic organizations, universities and churches, as a keynote speaker, motivational speaker, and inspirational performer. He has an extensive background as a creative artist and has won awards for his songwriting and poetry. He has performed in major theaters including on Broadway, in films and on television, and has directed and choreographed for the theater.
David is an ordained minister (Presbyterian Church, USA) who incorporates the arts as a powerful tool of communication to complement the scholarship and intellect he brings to bear in his lectures and presentations. He has recorded CDs of inspiring music and poetry, has hosted a contemporary lifestyle television show in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Art and Soul of Urban Living, and was Editor-in-Chief of Soul Mag, a nationally distributed magazine bridging entertainment, culture, and spirituality. As a freelance writer, he has been published in numerous books, journals, periodicals, magazines and other media formats.
As an educator David is on a life-long mission to expand his understanding of spirituality and share the wisdom of the world’s great truths and spiritual texts. He has worked with people of all ages, and has a passion for teaching and sharing the resources that allow people to live life to the fullest, whatever the challenges.
“Love has no boundaries, no religion, no walls. Divinity is everywhere and every person has access to the power, joy, and peace that is a gift of being born.”
- Dr. David Preston Sharp
Dr. Sharp has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California, San Jose State University, the University of Creation Spirituality (now Wisdom University), and Naropa University. He holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California, a Master’s of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Special Education from Santa Clara University and a Doctorate of Ministry from the University of Creation Spirituality. He is the father of two adult children and resides in Boulder, CO with his wife Jeannine Goode-Allen and his two stepchildren.