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Summary & Intro
FROM THE MISSIONAL MAN PODCAST VAULT (SUMMER 2015):
In this encouraging and engaging conversation with D.A. Horton, we dig deep into urban church planting, theological training, ethnic conciliation, gospel-centered mission work, neighborhood missiology, thebonics, and applying the fullness of the gospel to all of life. D.A. Horton, former hip-hop artist and now founding pastor of Reach Fellowship L.A., in Los Angeles, California. D.A. is married to his wife Elicia and they have three kids: Bella (13), Lola (9), Deuce/D.A. Jr. (4).
BIOGRAPHY (Taken from D.A. Horton’s website)
D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute(UYWI). Prior to his current roles he served as 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.
He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College, his Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has authored three books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith (published through Moody Publishers) and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, (published through NavPress). He and his wife of 15 years Elicia just co-authored a book on marriage Enter the Ring. D.A. and Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).
In this chat, we tackle questions and thoughts like…
“What have you been doing with church involvement in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Kansas City and now L.A.?”
“How and why did you get involved with NAMB (North American Mission Board) and the Send Network?”
“Why did you attend and play a role in leadership and teaching at the 2015 NAMB Send Network conference: Send 2015?”
“What did God do to and through you at the conference? What was the atmosphere and people like?”
“How is the Send Network helping equip and send urban church planters and pastors further the gospel in urban contexts?”
“What is next for you as far as books or projects?”
“What is one take away you would leave with men listening to this show?”