Student Missions Rally

Youth Pastors’ Gathering & Youth Rally with Pastor D.A. Horton from Los Angeles

Saturday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Room 505


Attention Youth Pastors!!! Join us for a three-hour event with Pastor Horton on how to navigate the cultural wars with your students and how to engage healthy conversations on cultural agility from a biblical perspective. Following this training several local youth and youth pastors will sit on a panel and answer the tough questions about race, religion and reconciliation.


Saturday, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm in Room 500 (Student Center)


Youth Rally (Grades 6 – 12) – Pastor Horton will share a mes­sage on how the youth in the church will over­come and lead the battle against the culture wars hurting our country and our world. For questions, please email

D.A. Horton

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 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 13 years Elicia are co-authoring a book on marriage. D.A. and Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).