David Watkins earned a B.A. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been the pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Blaine, Minnesota, since 1982. He and his wife Linda began home educating their eight children in 1986, just before homeschooling became legal in Minnesota. David was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MÂCHÉ (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators) www.mache.org for seven years before becoming the organization’s first Executive Director in 2011. He retired from that position on June 30, 2020. He currently serves as the Board Chairman of the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership (www.achel.org), a national organization that serves state and provincial homeschool leaders from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. David and Linda see the eternal benefits of Christian home education and the importance of encouraging and equipping younger home educating families.