D.A. Horton, pastor of Reach Fellowship in North Long Beach, California, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 15. His message was titled “The Results of Gospel Saturated Prayer” from Luke 11:1-4. He continued this year’s chapel theme of “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through the Prayers of the New Testament.”
“Gospel saturated prayer humbles our hearts, highlights God’s holiness, and heals our relationships,” he said.
In addition to Horton’s role as pastor, he is also the chief evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute. Prior to his current roles, he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, Missouri; a national coordinator of urban student ministries at the North American Mission Board; and the executive director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in biblical studies from Calvary Bible College and a master’s degree in Christian studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in applied theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has authored three books, “G.O.S.P.E.L.,” “DNA: Foundations of the Faith,” and “Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace.” He and his wife of 13 years, Elicia, are co-authoring a book on marriage. They have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola, and one son, D.A. Jr., aka “Duce.”