David Hanson was born and raised in Fairland, Indiana, and grew up attending Southside Reformed Presbyterian Church.

He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in accounting and worked as a tax accountant before pursuing theological training at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before coming to Southside RPC in 2016, David served for two years (2003-2005) as Associate Pastor in the Bloomington RPC congregation, and then for 11 years (2005-2016) as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (State College, PA).

David is married to Ruth, a native of Delphi, Indiana, and they have seven children: Miriam, William, Timothy, Megan, John, Joel, and Suzanne.