DAVID J. RIDGES taught for the Church Educational System for thirty-five years and has taught for several years at BYU Campus Education Week. He taught adult religion classes and Know Your Religion classes for BYU Continuing Education for many years.
He has also served as a curriculum writer for Sunday School, seminary, and institute of religion manuals. He has served in many callings in the Church, including Gospel Doctrine teacher, bishop, stake president, and patriarch. He and Sister Ridges have served two full-time CES missions together. They are the parents of six children and grandparents of ten grandchildren so far. They make their home in Springville, Utah.