Dan grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, he attended Oklahoma Baptist University. Changing majors required a transfer to Tulsa University. There he became a Christian and received his degree in Business Administration. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted into the Army, serving a tour in Vietnam. After discharge from the Army, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary for two years. He has served as a summer Youth Pastor, a lay pastor a deacon and an elder. He has taught several home Bible studies and taught a two week seminary extension course in Bible Study Methods in Russia. He and his wife, Lyn, enjoy ministering together and serving their neighbors through a home Bible study and the Homeowners Association Board of Directors.