Dave Warnock was caught up in the Jesus movement of the 70s and lived the bulk of his life as a Charismatic Evangelical, serving as a pastor on three different church staffs.
Following several years of internal struggle, Dave came to the conclusion in 2011 that he no longer believed in a personal God. In 2019 he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease with an average 3-5 year life expectancy.
Dave is spending the days he has left speaking out about the dangers and harm of fundamental religions, with a focus on Evangelical Christianity. He also seeks to provide a safe haven to those questioning their faith, recovering from religious trauma or navigating life's tribulations as he shares his own perspective as a former ex-evangelical, but now an atheist, facing a terminal diagnosis.
For a short video about Dave's life and his perspective click on "Find Out More" below:
Signed copies Now Available!
"Childish Things," Dave's memoir about his 35+ years in the fundamental evangelical faith serving as a pastor and church leader and the events that led to his deconversion and disbelief is currently available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and Audible format (yes, read by Dave!)
Want a signed copy by Dave?
Please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org for details. (Please note that there is a limited time he can offer personally signed books given his ALS symptom progression.)
Dave is also scheduling book readings at bookstores, on campuses, and to groups; please contact us at the above email if you are interested in hosting a reading for your group or facility. We can promote your event on our website and also provide media marketing materials for local promotion of your event.
Live on Monday Nights @ 9pm EST/6pm PST!
In September 2021 Dave and his co-host Genevieve debut "That GD Show," a LIVE weekly CALL-IN show on YouTube featuring special guests and examining current issues from a secular perspective, as well as the influence of religion on the topics discussed. Dave and Genevieve also interview current atheist activists who are currently making an impact in society by bringing awareness of the harms of fundamentalism in religion and Christian Nationalism in our government, and how we can change this impact for the overall betterment of our society.
To watch previous episodes of "That GD Show" click the "Find Out More" button below. And join us on live each week on Monday nights at 9pm EST/6pm PST! Be sure to call in with your questions, we love to hear what's on our listeners' minds!
Have a topic that you would like to see covered or a person you would like to see as a guest on the show? Contact us!
Want to meet Dave or see where he's headed next?
Scroll to Dave's calendar at the bottom of this page to see where Dave will be speaking next in-person or online!
Currently Dave co-hosts "That GD Show," a weekly call-in show on Monday nights at 9pm EST/6pm PST on YouTube, while also traveling to different cities for speaking engagements and more recently, book readings and signings with the release of hs memoir "Childish Things."
Don't see a city near you on his calendar? Reach out - as Dave loves to visit new places and meet new people! If you have a community group or a venue (coffeeshop, bookstore, university etc.) that you think would be a great place for Dave to hold a book reading, contact us!
Click the "Find Out More" button below to see many of Dave's past speaking engagements and/or listen to Dave's previous podcasts.
(Older shows and podcasts can be found @ tinyurl.com/DOLarchives
60 @ 60 for ALS
Dave's partner, Bevin Jett, turned 60 this year and is running 60 miles for ALS at the Prairie Spirit Trail 100K in Ottawa, KS on March 26, 2023. To learn more about this special event with the goal to provide people with ALS once-in-a-lifetime "moments" click here: 60 @ 60 for ALS by Hark-ALS.
Be sure to also join Bevin and Dave on their social media page for this event on Facebook.
Want to support Dave's outreach?
Dave's goal in his time remaining is to be able to reach out to as many individuals and communities as possible, both religious and secular, to show the value we already have in this one life we have, and how we can face death without fear, and without a need for a promised afterlife.
Dave also works tirelessly to educate others on the dangers of religious fundamentalism, and to promote a less judgmental, more tolerant worldview that does not condemn or shun others for their faith, or non-faith, beliefs.
To support Dave's work, a Patreon & Paypal) account has been set up to help cover travel costs incurred when meeting with groups to have conversations around living and dying as an atheist. We greatly appreciate your financial support which enables Dave to continue this outreach while he is still able. Patreon support also assists with the weekly production costs of "That GD Show."
Do You Have Merch???
After numerous requests for T-shirts and other items that reflected the "Dying Out Loud" message, we partnered with threadless.com for production of our “merch.”
Click on “Find Out More" button below for the "merch" store, select the design you want, then use the drop-down menus in the different boxes to specify the type of product you would like (i.e.: womens, sweatshirts, etc).
Threadless.com can also place the image on a variety of other items that can be located in the drop-down menus under "Home" and "Accessories" at the top of the page.
Additionally the "WWWD" and "CTFD" support bracelets can be purchased here: www.tinyurl.com/DOLBracelets
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