Danny understands what it is to be different. A minority. The poorest kid on the block. The youngest of nine siblings, Danny grew up as a missionary kid in Chiba, Japan. In school he was bullied, beat up, and made fun of both for who he was and what he didn’t have.
His senior year in high school he had a powerful encounter with Jesus after getting expelled from school. Despite his brokenness and failure, his father showed him radical grace. God used that experience to awaken his heart to the gospel.
Despite four generations of pastors before him, Danny swore he would never become one and studied business at James Madison University. He went on to start two businesses and began to climb the corporate ladder. However, God’s plan would not be thwarted.
Danny is passionate about Christ’s Church being strengthened to bring justice to the oppressed and hope for the hopeless through the faithful proclamation of the gospel in Word and deed. He and Kimberly feel a call to plant churches that would strengthen God’s people to discover and display the Shalom of Jesus in the under-resourced and marginalized places of our cities. They are commissioned by Perimeter Church to start a missional and transcultural church in Grove Park, an inner city community in West Atlanta.
Danny speaks Japanese and loves his family, sushi, anime and anything Asian.
To book Danny as a speaker please email: Jonathann@shalomcity.org