Daniel served as a second-generation pastor in El Cajon, CA, and Portland, Oregon. He attended LIFE Pacific College in Los Angeles, entered the fulltime ministry in 1987 and was ordained in 1995.
Although he has never been a Jehovah’s Witness, many in Daniel’s family have been in the Watchtower movement since the 1920’s. His experience and knowledge of the Jehovah’s Witnesses not only comes from in-depth research but by being personally affected by the Watchtower’s influence within members of his own family.
Daniel owns one of the largest private libraries of Watchtower literature dating from 1886 to the present, and it continues to grow. Since 1985, it has been used for research purposes.
After a failed attempt to win a Jehovah’s Witness friend to Christ, Daniel sought out different approaches to compromising the authority of the Watchtower. After being trained by a counter-cult ministry, his witnessing skills have since been refined and many Witnesses have left the Watchtower and have come to know Christ.
Daniel has travelled extensively in Oregon, California, West Texas, and Guatemala, taking the message to churches and Bible studies. His goal is to teach the body of Christ how to understand and overcome the power of mind control and how to effectively witness to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Because of his expertise on the subject of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Daniel has served as a guest on various radio stations, and on Christian TV in Portland, Oregon. He was also invited as a guest on the Tim Berend’s radio talk show. Today, Daniel serves as an exit counselor with Free Minds —a ministry to ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses based out of Manhattan Beach, California.
Daniel’s research and work has been endorsed by Mr. Don Nelson —a former Jehovah’s Witness who was in the Watchtower for 35-years serving as a Watchtower official (Circuit Overseer) in Brazil.
He presently resides in the Western United States and continues to research, write and hold seminars on the subject of the Watchtower.