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. While growing 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 have a lot of 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, Colorado 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, Arizona 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. Through the providence and kindness of God, Daniel was hired at Founders Baptist Church as the Minister of Music for Church Planting in October of 2021 and will serve as the Minister of Music for Cornerstone Bible Church beginning early 2022. He will attend The Expositors Seminary in early 2022. 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 has been happily married to his wife Natali for 5 years, and together they have one beautiful little boy, Derek, who is two years old.