Dale was born and grew up in South Texas. He attended Rice University in Houston, where he graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. After working for twenty-three years as a chemical engineer with E.I. DuPont Co, Inc., Dale left in 2004 to fulfill his calling to full-time ministry by becoming Associate Pastor. He would later join the HCM financetean. Dale and his wife Tammy have both a beautiful and bountiful family, consisting of six children and nearly twenty grandchildren.