Obeid can be described as a "re-vert" to Catholicism.
Having been baptised a Catholic as a child, David's migrant parents
trusted his catechetical formation to the Catholic school system.
Like so many others, the system failed David and he graduated
from high schools in almost complete ignorance of the Catholic
Within the space of a few years,
David found himself dabbling in Buddhism and mixing in some bad
company. A family tragedy and other providential events sent David
on a search for the truth about eternal life that led him through
"Bible Alone" Christianity, an Eastern Orthodox sect
and finally back home to the Catholic Church. David was, like
so many others, surprised by the truth and cogent beauty of the
Now David is passionate about
sharing the truth of the divinely instituted Catholic religion
so that others can be spared the agony of man-made religion found
David is one of the foundational
members of Lumen Verum. He has
written articles and tracts explaining and defending the Catholic
faith and has delivered many talks. Robert
Haddad once nicknamed David "The Loose Cannon" because
of his straightforward (but always charitable) apologetics style.
David and his wife Cheryl (a
convert from Pentecostalism) are raising their family on their
property, named in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in the NSW
David holds an MA in pure Mathematics
from Sydney University and currently works as a high school mathematics
David can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.