David A. Holland

DSC_2033 David A. Holland is in way over his head most days. He divides the balance of his limited time between misplaced optimism and dangerous complacency. Inexplicably, his wife of 25+ years considers him handsome and his three daughters think him very kind and smart. And these happy miracles are all the evidence he needs to justify his belief in a benevolent God.

He is the co-author of the book Paul Harvey’s America: The Life, Art and Faith of a Man who Transformed Radio and Inspired a Nation; and of The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin: What She Believes and What It Means for America. He has ghost written dozens of other books–several of which appeared on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list–but can’t tell you which ones or for whom because of confidentiality agreements and such. But believe him when he says you would be impressed if you knew. Possibly.


David first got paid to write words when, right out of college, we found work at a small group of weekly newspapers. Then he pursued an interest in radio, landing a job producing the morning show at KCNN radio in Oklahoma City; and later served as News Director at KJIL in that same sprawling metropolis; then Director of Affiliate Relations for The NewsTalk Radio Network. He reached the zenith of his broadcasting career as one-half of the morning show team for Oklahoma City’s KNTL, “The Light 105,” paired with radio legend Jonathan Wise. The wildly popular show was intuitively titled, “Jonathan and David in the Morning.”

Then he did a bunch of other stuff involving public policy, elections, and the culture wars in Washington, D.C.. He then spent five long but rewarding winters as the Media Pastor at Living Word Christian Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eventually, he moved his family to Dallas and co-founded a media/creative services agency with Jon Simpson. The wildly successful endeavor was intuitively named, Holland-Simpson. me 1

23 Comments David A. Holland

  1. Bob Thornton

    David! How in the world are you? Great to find you online and get re-acquainted with your wonderful writing and political insight!

  2. David Holland

    So great to hear from you! I see they haven’t run you out of Tulsa yet. haha My Mom is still living in my ancestral village in southeastern Oklahoma so I get up there as often as possible. Would love to grab coffee or a meal if you’re ever in Dallas or I’m in Tulsa.

  3. John Young

    David please add me to your email list. I have really been enjoying your book “Praying Grace” Also – I would love to know what you are doing these days. Are you still working at “Holland – Simpson”?

    Are you also pastoring a church? I am Chaplain John Young in Kansas City and I too served as a Media Minister for many years. It sounds like we have had a similar journey in life.

    Blessings – John

    chaplainjohnyoung@yahoo.com. 816-550-5014

  4. David Holland

    Hi John!
    Will do, and thanks! My “day job” is now with a similar agency to Holland-Simpson serving a number of large media ministry clients. I also pastor a house church here in the DFW area and we have a wonderful community of believes we call “The Cup & Table Co.. (The “cup” of communion and the “table” of fellowshiop.)

    I have more books in the pipeline. The next one will be a 101-day devotional containing meditations on the goodness and kindness of God.

    Blessings . . .

  5. Frank Clark

    You are gifted in insightful writing. I do personal evangelism.Based on my experience. I have developed a program to teach others what I
    have learned. I charge nothing.
    Can I have a p.o. box and phone ,
    will be kept confidential. Will send a copy to you. Thank You

  6. John Young

    Hello again David – and thank you very much for your reply. I would very much like to learn more about your House Church Network – The Cup and Table, CO. Can you please provide me with a link to some additional information? Do you have any churches in the Kansas City area?

    I am very interested and will be looking forward to hearing from you.

    Blessing to you – John

  7. David Holland

    Hi John,
    A great place to start would be the various pages on our web site: http://www.cupandtable.co

    Our vision from the beginning has been that others would be inspired by our model and want to emulate it. And if so, we’re eager to help them.

  8. Patricia Miller

    Pray. A medicine changed brain how was. Totally different. How thought handled things personality how brain felt ways been in house hanging on. Shock what has caused horriable moment to moment battling from losing it …….. With God all things possible! Had went through shocking things fighting with + bails teeth) years was use to how brain did and all I done how handled everything. It’s been all gone been fighting moment to moment fighting shock nervous breakdown losing it effecting stinacj intestines coln rushbg chemistry suicide great fear etc. Want life brain mind back like never happened. Husband gave the need. In liquid fien to +a bipolar/ sket. Medicine ……… So much very serious things .. was left no water gas on. Abused. Don’t know whose safe could help been through alot of bad Dr s people. And one that should of been there for helped allowed helped been advocate. From previous things was living … And from selfish motives abused gave this medicine few months ago. Pray for him Sam . This all is very hard to tell about, to express. Only God…. Normally can not text phones been messed up for long time. Thank you. Thank you. It’s a miracle I’m texting and texting you Mr Holland. ….

  9. David Holland

    Patricia it sounds like you’re really struggling. I’m so very sorry. Praying for you now . . . that you will be made whole in both mind and body.

  10. Teresa

    David, I’ve been reading Praying Grace for several weeks. I cannot tell you in words how much this book is blessing me and now I’m getting more copies to pass on. This small book speaks volumes.

  11. Stephanie Huff

    David, I just got Praying Grace and was reading About the Author at the back of the book. Noticed you were in Ft worth area. My Aunt Delma and Uncle Charles Holland were also from that area. Haltom city area. Might we be related? My first cousin Kenny was one of their sons. I believe he was also in ministry before he passed.

  12. David Holland

    Hi Stephanie! All my Hollands started in Bell County, Texas (down wround Temple) and then moved to Oklahoma in early 1900s. But there were lots of Hollands in the clan, and I’m sure many of their descendants ended up on the DFW area. So very possible! The little town of Holland, Texas (near Temple) was founded by by gg-uncle and his father, my ggg-grandfather.

    Hope you enjoy the book!

  13. Gary Schake

    Hi David,

    I just received my copy of Praying Grace yesterday, started reading today. I’m not following the 55 day plan as I’ve already read 1/3 of it and plan to finish this weekend. I’m not speed reading as I like to stop between each part and let it soak in a little.

    We read Joseph Prince’s book Destined to Reign a little over 10 years ago at the same time as our Pastors and ever since have been resting in Jesus finished work, digging deeper into Grace.

    We were so indoctrinated with the religious versions of prayer from our past that we weren’t sure what to do, should we even pray?

    Your book is the perfect answer. Thanks for being led to write this amazing book.

    I’ve already called my pastor and will be buying him a book.

    Your brother and friend,

    Gary Schake

  14. David Holland

    Gary, thank you so much. What a blessing. Glad you’re enjoying it and thanks for spreading the word! Love to your family!

  15. Cheryl D Tecumseh

    Mr. Holland, today I finished reading “Praying Grace”. It was sent to me by TBN. What a pleasure it has been enjoying this powerful Word for the past 55 days. From the very first day, it has ministered to my spirit of God’s awesome gift of Grace. Thank you for allowing this to be sent to me. I intend to share it with my group of friends as well. God bless you and your family!

  16. David Holland

    Thank you so much, Cheryl! Blessings. I so appreciate you sharing it with others.

  17. Patricia Bailey

    I’m reading Praying Grace and how it’s blessing me. I would love to get your next devotional book…101 devotionals. I order Praying Grace from TBN. Hope to get your next book. God bless you!


    Hi Mr Holland. I received your book, Praying Grace from TBN recently and I must say what a Blessing and encouragement it has been. My husband and I are in the ministry and would appreciate your prayers for us. Thank you for the book,confirming so much of what we already know from God’s Word. Continued Blessing to you and your family

  19. David Holland

    Grateful for you kind words. My bride and are delighted to declare God’s highest and best over you and your husband!

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