“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” No, that’s not right. Okay. How about? “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…” No that won’t work either. I guess that we all want to have amazing stories and introductions, but some of us have to settle for the more common place. My story isn’t full of amazing powers, but it is one of God’s Love. And, that alone makes it amazing and something above the common place.
I was just a boy when I accepted Jesus at White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Potosi, Missouri. I didn’t know much, but I knew that God loved me and wanted to have a personal relationship with me. Since that time, God has worked and pointed me into a life of worship through service. I surrendered my life to the gospel call in March of 1991 while attending Central Baptist College. I met my wife, Temple there and we married shortly after my third year of college. I went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a Pastoral Studies emphasis in May 1995. Shortly after college, I went to the Baptist Theological Seminary of Jacksonville, Texas where I received a Master of Arts in Religion in May 1998. Currently, I am working on my Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Kansas City, Missouri.
Since that time, I have served as a Minister of Church Growth, Church Planter, Pastor, Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Education Pastor. I am very excited to be serving at Calvary Baptist Church of Fayetteville as the Pastor of Family Ministries. In 2009, my wife graduated from John Brown University with her Master of Science in Counseling. It was during her graduate studies that God cemented a vision in our hearts to help families experience wholeness. She works that vision out through our ministry time as well as her counseling with Fresh Roots Family Counseling.
While not at church, I love spending time with my family. I have two crazy talented kids who love to sing and play instruments. I also enjoy taekwondo, mountain biking, running, and playing video games.
God placed a burden on my heart to help pastors experience Health and Balance in their personal and professional lives. That vision led me to professional coach training in 2015. Now, I serve as a Life, Leadership, & Ministry Coach to those that need help through my coaching business, www.BalancedLifeConcepts.net.
In addition to coaching, I work with student ministry workers through Student Ministry Matters. We provide coaching, connections, and continuing education for student ministry workers in Arkansas and beyond. We also provide a weekly podcast for those that work with students, The Student Ministry Matters Podcast.
If I can help you and your family into a deeper walk with Christ, please let me know.
You can contact Dan at Dan@calvaryfayetteville.com