Daniel was born in Houston, TX, where he grew up attending Houston’s First Baptist Church. It was under the ministry of that great church that Daniel accepted Christ as a boy, and eventually felt called to ministry. He received his undergraduate degree from Dallas Baptist University, and then, went on to earn a Master’s degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Daniel has been married to Amy for 10 years, and they have 3 children, Wyatt, Thatcher, and Hadley Anne.

Daniel served as a youth pastor in Irving, TX, and Raleigh, NC, and most recently worked to help plant a church in Rolesville, NC.

Now, as the Young Adult Pastor at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Daniel’s goal is to encourage young adults in the church to pursue Christ and love him more. It is his aim to help strengthen their faith, and encourage them to live in such a way that it would bring glory to God.