Danny fully surrendered his life to Christ while a sophomore at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. Also while in college, he met Ashley Young, and the two were married on August 2, 1986.
Danny attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, and received the Master's of Divinity and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees. He has served as a pastor of four churches and is currently the pastor of Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, TX. He has also served as a professor of evangelism at two seminaries.
Danny and Ashley have three children: Hannah, who manages social media for DFEA and is married to Jeffrey Samplaski, Student Pastor at GHBC, Bryant, who serves as the Minister to Junior High Students at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX, and Leighton, who graduated from Dallas Baptist University in May 2018 and now works as the Director of Assimilation & Social Media at GHBC.
Danny's passion is preaching the Word of God, sharing the Gospel with those who do not know Jesus, and helping equip the church to be bold witnesses for Christ. He also enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and participating in marathons and triathlons.
Bookkeeping & Accounting
Ashley gave her life to Christ when she was ten years old in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She attended the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, where she met Danny.
Ashley is passionate for Christ and for serving in her church. She serves in the women's ministry and on the First Impression Team at Great Hills Baptist Church.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and taking the Gospel abroad on mission trips.
Social Media & Graphic Design
Hannah gave her life to Christ at a Summer youth camp when she was 9 years old. She manages social media for DFEA and is married to Jeffrey Samplaski, Student Pastor at GHBC. She and Jeffrey have one child, their daughter Claire.
Hannah enjoys serving in the student ministry and teaching the 6th and 7th grade girls Connect Group at Great Hills Baptist Church.
Web Design, Email, & Audio
Chris is a professional audio engineer from Austin, TX. He graduated from the Art Institute of Austin in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production. He started his own business, Chris Williams Audio, while in audio school and has been running it full time since the Fall of 2016. He offers Dialogue Editing, ADR, Foley, Sound Design, Music Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and Live Sound services. He also now runs Podsworth Media, a podcast services company that offers audio production, distribution, and consultation services.
Chris has attended Great Hills Baptist Church and been a member of their media team since the Fall of 2013. He has run Front of House audio there since the Spring of 2015.
Chris and his wife, Katherine, were married by Pastor Danny at Great Hills Baptist Church on June 4, 2016. They enjoy serving in the church and supporting pro-life causes, like Agape Pregnancy Resource Center.
Video & Graphic Design
Corey has been a member of Great Hills Baptist Church since 1999 and began working as a media intern in 2003. Corey joined the media staff full time in 2006, and in January 2015, joined the pastoral team as the Media Pastor. Corey’s desire is to reach Austin, TX, with gospel of Jesus Christ through the various facets of multimedia.
Kathy accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 13 years old at a summer youth camp in Palacios, TX. She and her husband, Lon, will celebrate their 40th anniversary in November 2018. Lon and Kathy have two children and seven grandchildren.
Kathy attends BSF Bible study and enjoys scrapbooking, cross-stitching, and spending time with her family.