A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dane has been the pastor at FCC since May 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Jungle Flight: Spiritual Adventures at the Ends of the Earth, and, with the late Paul Westlund, Papua Pilot: Flying the Bible to the Last Lost Peoples. He is currently the chair of the Halifax Young Life support committee and enjoys motorcycling and aviation. Dane is committed to clarity, accuracy and practicality in Biblical Preaching.
Dane has been married to his wife, Krista, since 1984. Together, they have three daughters.