Dan was born in 1954 in Stockton, California and raised in a rural farm setting. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1976 with BS in Electrical Engineering. He was converted to Christ in his early twenties. He worked in the fields of electrical and software engineering for 24 years. He pastored Emmanuel Bible Church in Tempe/Mesa from 1987 to 1997. In August of 1998 he became the interim pastor of Sovereign Grace Bible Church, Phoenix, and in May of 2000 he accepted a call to be SGBC’s permanent pastor. He has been married to his wife, Carole, since 1977. He also enjoys the outdoors, books on physics, and losing to his wife when they play Scrabble.