D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA, and 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 multiple books including: 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 13 years, Elicia, have co-authored a book on marriage, Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage. D.A. and Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).

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