D.A. Horton and his family relocated to California to plant Reach Fellowship in south Los Angeles County. They were commissioned by the Summit Network after he completed his residency at Summit Church (Durham, NC). He currently serves as the Chief Evangelist with the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to this he has served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO for nearly 6 years, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries, 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. 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 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 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, was released through NavPress in spring 2016. He and his wife of 13 years Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce). D.A. and Elicia are co-authoring a book on marriage set to be released in 2017.

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HeroMakers

Think about the people who've invested in you and helped you become the person you are today. God puts just the right people, at just the right time, in just the right place, to speak just the right things into our lives. Most of us can name at least three hero-makers who've had a profound impact on who we've become.

Here's the cool thing... God intends for each of us to be hero-makers-- people who make heroes of others. Our greatest legacy in eternity will be measured not by what we've done, but instead by the people we've invested in. The key question is this... will we see ourselves as the HERO at the center of our story, or will we be the HEROMAKER of others at the center of God's story?

Multiplication starts in the heart of the leader. It starts with each of us surrendering the "hero complex" to a better way. It requires that we shift from being heroes to becoming hero-makers of others. We must put to death measures of success that require us to win, opting instead to assist others in winning.

HeroMaker Conference

Our Exponential 2018 theme is "HeroMaker." We're addressing five practices that are essential in moving from being heroes to becoming the HeroMakers God intended for us to be. The 5 practices include: Multiplication Thinking, Permission Giving, Disciple Multiplying, Gift Activating, and Kingdom Building

Conference highlights include:

  • Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018 // Orlando, FL
  • 4,000+ multiplication leaders
  • 150+ speakers
  • 200 workshops // 40 tracks
  • 12+ pre-conference equipping labs
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