Pastor Daron was born in Clearwater, FL, but raised in Portland, OR. After making a profession of faith at a young age, he believed he had become a Christian. However, his profession of faith proved empty. He spent the next two decades resembling more of a self-righteous Pharisee, then a humble follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then when Daron was 24, while playing baseball in the minor league with the Chicago White Sox, God mercifully opened his eyes to the reality that he was actually self-deceived and needed Christ.
That summer in 2007 Daron came to truly believe upon Christ as his Lord and Savior. Immediately he became a new creature in Christ. However, he knew very little about the vital role of the local church in his life. The following year Daron was traded to the Miami Marlins which landed him in Jupiter, FL. Here is where he had the unique opportunity to be discipled by Pastor Jerry Wragg at Grace Immanuel Bible Church. Over the next year God stirred in Daron’s heart a desire to impact souls for Christ and be immersed in a healthy local church. The following year in 2009 Daron retired from baseball, moved to Jupiter FL, with his new wife Bethany, and enrolled at The Expositors Seminary (TES) to receive his M.Div. Daron was incredibly blessed by being able to be the personal assistant to pastor Jerry Wragg in the following years.
He later became an Elder and was a shepherd over young married couples and young adults at Grace Immanuel Bible Church. Daron was also able to work alongside and teach at The Expositors Seminary during his time in Jupiter. Daron now sits on the Board of TES and finds tremendous joy in being a part of a ministry that trains pastors in the local church.
Daron works in partnership with Richard Caldwell (Senior pastor of Founders Baptist Church) and the Houston campus of The Expositors Seminary. In 2021 Daron responded to the call to be the senior pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church in Katy, Texas—a suburb on the west side of Houston. Cornerstone Bible Church is a church planted from Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.
Daron is also uniquely grateful to God for the legacy and impact of Dr. John MacArthur on his life. His former pastor, Jerry Wragg, was Dr. MacArthur’s personal assistant for many years and has passed on that imprint to Daron. Furthermore, Daron’s wife’s family are Charter Members of Grace Community Church dating back 64 years. They have served alongside Dr. MacArthur for 52 years. Also, Daron is currently working on his THM at The Master’s Seminary.
Pastor Daron has been happily married for nearly 13 years to his best friend, Bethany, and has been blessed with four wonderful children: Hudson, Wiley, Brooklyn, and Macie
Minister of Music
Daniel was born in Apple Valley, CA, and was raised in Big Bear City, CA. At 11, he told his parents that he wanted to serve the Lord and asked his parents to pray with him. It wasn’t until Daniel’s family moved to Colorado in 2006 and after some difficult family times, that Daniel truly came to know and believe in Jesus and place His faith in Christ at the age of 15. God used the reading of scripture and men like Charles Spurgeon expounding on the scripture, to regenerate him and bring him to a saving faith in Christ.
Though Daniel grew up in a Christian home, as a young child his family was involved in several churches that were not faithful to the scriptures. This caused the early years after his conversion to be filled with confusion and errant theology.
Over time, Daniel became involved in the music ministries of three different churches in the Southwest Colorado area. In 2014, After hiring on as a part time worship director at First Baptist Church in Durango, CO, Daniel met Matt Bong, a Pastor who discipled him and solidified the foundational truths of the Bible in his mind. It was at this ministry that Daniel met his wife Natali. After getting married in 2016, Daniel and Natali moved to Gilbert, AZ, in 2017 for Daniel to continue his education as an audio engineer and music producer with the intent of using those skills for ministry in a local church. Not long after the move, Daniel was hired full time as the Media Arts Director and Production Director at Redeemer Bible Church. Pastors Kyle Swanson and Costi Hinn began to disciple and pour into Daniel on a regular basis.
Daniel has been leading worship and writing songs for the local church since 2009 and has been formally trained in piano, music theory, and songwriting. Daniel is happily married to his wife Natali for 5 years, and together they have one beautiful little boy, Derek, who is two years old.