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 past chair of Tri-River Habitat for Humanity and Halifax Young Life committee. His hobbies include motorcycling and aviation. Dane is committed to clarity, accuracy and practicality in Biblical Preaching.
He has been married to his wife, Krista, since 1984. Together, they have three daughters.