For over 16 years D.A. used the medium of Rap music as a tool to help educate the people of God on the precepts of Scripture as well as how to evangelize to the lost by presenting them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
D.A. serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA and as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute. Prior to his current roles, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Calvary Bible College teaching systematic and contemporary theology courses, an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.
D.A. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Calvary Bible College and his Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. D.A. is currently working towards his PhD in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
With a heart to provide local churches with quality Bible-centered tools and resources for evangelism and discipleship, D.A. wrote three books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith both published through Moody Publishers; his third book, Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, was published through NavPress.
He and his wife Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).