dan king

Founder and Chief Instigator

me (dan king) in uganda

My name is Dan. I’m a dedicated follower of Christ, a loving husband (to my beautiful wife Krista), and a proud father (of my son Samuel and daughter Chloe). I’m a corporate training manager for one of the country’s largest telecommunications companies, and a very active member of my church.

I’ve spent several years leading a great 20-somethings ministry and teaching in a couple different local schools of ministry and missions.

I also work as the Social Media Editor over at TheHighCalling.org, and developing the social media strategy and blogger tribe for HELP One Now.

I’ve recently self-published my first book, The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter, and am working on my second book not with Rhizome Publishing.

My Testimony
I’ve always grown up knowing about God, but have never really been close to Him. It always seemed that for us, church was something that you did when things were not going well. I never really knew much at all about growing in a relationship with a loving, personal God.

So as I grew older, I lived a very self-centered life. Everything that I did, and most of my interaction with other people was about satisfying some need that I had. I never truly recognized that others may have needs, and if I did then I really didn’t care so much. I never considered myself a bad person. I honestly thought that I had a good heart, but as relationships started to crumble, then I started to realize that the problem wasn’t so much with other people as it was with me. I knew that I was missing something, but still wasn’t sure what exactly it was.

At one point in my late 20’s, I met some people who showed me what a real Christian life looked like. I started to see something in them that I didn’t have in myself. It was a greater purpose. It was a joy that I wasn’t familiar with.

It was “life” itself.

All I knew at that point was that I needed to check this thing out a little further. So I started to attend church regularly with a friend (who later became my wife). It took me a while to get into it and understand what it was that I was seeing. Then some friends of Krista’s started to reject her because she was hanging out with a “heathen” like me. It bothered me that these people were so unaccepting of who I was. However, I looked past the people, and into the Message that I was hearing about this awesome, loving God who transforms people’s lives. After about seven months of attending church services regularly, I responded to a simple (and routine) altar call to give my heart and my life to Jesus.

Since that time, I can honestly tell you that life hasn’t been perfect. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that giving your life to Christ makes everything better. Life still happens, and even Christians have to deal with difficult things.

The difference was now that my life had the same meaning and purpose that I saw others having before.

Right away I felt the call to do something with my newly found faith. I started working with the church’s youth group. Over time, I had explored many areas of ministry including children’s ministry, small groups, young adults, and homeless ministries.

But what makes me happiest is studying the Bible.

I’m working on completing my degree in Church Ministries (and then eventually Religious Education) through Global University. I have found that the more that I learn about my God, the more that I fall in love with Him!

About this Site
This site has been one of my most enjoyable activities in recent years. I post things here about what I’m learning, and things that God is doing in my heart. One thing that I’m very passionate about is pushing other Christians to be everything that God has called them to be.

It’s my hope that through things I share on this site, that your relationship would grow stronger with the Savior.

Christians should have a greater impact on our world, and I ask that you join me in this message. I urge conversation, and ask that you please let me know if there is anything that you would like to see me address more on this site. I certainly do not intend for this to be a one-way monologue, but a conversation.

Focused on Him,
Dan King (a.k.a. BibleDude)

Email: dan [at] bibledude [dot] net

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