D. A. Horton currently serves on staff at Summit Church in Durham, NC, while he and his family are preparing to plant a church in Los Angeles. Prior to his current role he served as an urban church planter, pastor, and lead teaching elder in Kansas City, MO, for nearly 6 years, a national coordinator of Urban Student Ministries and the Urban Initiatives Team at the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and the executive director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit arm of Reach Records. D. A. is currently working on his PhD at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in applied theology, with a North American emphasis.
With a heart to provide local churches with quality Bible-centered tools and resources for evangelism and discipleship, D. A. wrote two books, G.O.S.P.E.L. and DNA: Foundations of the Faith, both published through Moody Publishers. His third book, Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, will be released through NavPress in spring 2016.
He and his wife of 12 years, Elicia, have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola, and one son, D. A. Jr. (aka Duce).