David Huntley grew up in World War II England. After the war he served in Singapore with the Royal Engineers, and then worked for British Railways. Called to serve God in missions, he entered Christian ministry with the CIM (later renamed OMF International), and became a church-planter, teacher and Christian radio broadcaster.
He is married to Ruth, a fellow missions worker; their three grown children, Jill, Andrew and Lynette, were all born in Asia. David and Ruth have retired to the UK, and have five grandchildren.