thriving, growing children and family ministries. With over 29 years of experience, Dale’s passion and calling is to equip, encourage and empower churches to reach and disciple kids and families. He is a wealth of knowledge in children and family ministry in the local church. Churches and ministries both nationally and internationally look to him for children and family ministry ideas, insight and strategies. He invests in thousands of ministry leaders each year.
Dale is a ministry builder. As a Children’s Pastor, he has helped build some of the largest and fastest growing children’s ministries in the country. At Cross Church, he lead the children’s ministry to double in size. At Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, he helped the church grow from 8,000 to 16,000 in four years with the majority of the growth coming from reaching unchurched families.At Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida, Dale helped the church grow from 12,000 to 28,000 in eight years, where
once again, much of the growth came from reaching unchurched families. Dale and his team saw 430 kids and hundreds
of parents baptized in one year. During those eight years, he also built the children’s ministry volunteer team from 400 to 2,600 and helped the children’s ministry expand from 3 campuses to 9 campuses. He personally invested in many of the volunteers and saw them step into staff roles. He oversaw a children’s ministry staff team of over 70.
Dale is a much in demand speaker for conferences and training. He shares with passion and enthusiasm, inspiring leaders to reach their full potential and see their ministries go to the next level.
Dale is also a prolific writer. He is the co-author of seven ministry books and has been published in dozens of magazines. His blog is read by over 50,000 people each month and his articles are featured at sites like churchleaders.com and ministrytodaymag.com.
Dale is considered a thought leader in children and family ministry. He was voted by Children’s Ministry magazine as one
of the top 20 Most Influential Voices in Children’s Ministry and was awarded the Outstanding Servant’s Award at the national Children’s Pastor’s Conference. His ministry has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Time Magazine and Christianity Today. His ministry was featured in an ABC national television special called
“The Changing Face of Worship.”
Dale’s greatest joy is his family. He and his wife, Pamela, have been married for 28 years and have two sons. Josh is married and is a successful businessman. He and his wife, Jenni, serve in their local church. Caleb is 23 and attends college in Gainesville, Florida where he is pursuing a medical degree.
Simply put…Dale’s heart is to serve leaders in the local church and help them build a great ministry for God’s glory.