David A. McCoy is largely responsible for the things that have been accomplished during the 21st century at Peoples Baptist Church, and he was the first to give credit to the Lord, where it is due. He came to Peoples Baptist Church as the youth pastor in 1981, his senior year in college, under the ministry of Dr. Charles Wright. Dr. McCoy had spent all of his life in a pastor’s home and had always had a heart for God. While attending college at Baptist University of America on a football scholarship, he was able to sit under the strong preaching of great men of God in the 70's and early 80's, such as Dr. Curtis Hutson and Dr. Cecil Hodges, and many others. It was there that the Lord called him to preach at the age of 20. He graduated from college in May of 1982 and married his sweetheart, Trish Rushing, just one month later.