Speaker Spotlight: DA Horton

Todd Rains
December 16, 2020

About D.A. Horton

D.A. Horton serves as the Program Director for Intercultural Studies and Assistant Professor at California Baptist University. He is also an Associate Teaching Pastor at The Grove Community Church in Riverside, CA. He and his wife Elicia have been married for 17 years and have three children. D.A. is working on his Ph.D. dissertation in Applied Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies at Calvary Bible College and his Master’s degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. He has authored several books with his most recent, Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World, published through NavPress.

At Urban Hope

Horton will be speaking at our online conference: Urban Hope on "The Cross and Ethnic Conciliation" a topic closely tied to his book Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World. We are excited for hom to address our audience.

Learn More about D.A. Horton

Here are a few ways to learn more about Horton and get a taste of the insights he will bring to our conference in February.

From Intensional:

Animosity, distrust, and hostility among believers from the various ethnicities have always existed in American history—and American church history. If we desire to pursue true healing between ethnicities, then our focus as the church in America should be to remove animosity, distrust, and hostility en masse. I'm not talking about ridding society of such ills—that is not possible. But it is possible within the family of God—among churches made up of Holy Spirit-indwelling believers! When this happens, legitimate ethnic conciliation will become a present reality. And I truly believe that the American church stands at the threshold of become the first generation to actively present ethnic conciliation to the American landscape.

From DA Horton, Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World. 31-32.

"Why You Should Study Church History"

A key quote:

"A generous heart walks in victory over greed. Perhaps maybe we would see some of the social and vocational untouchables in our day coming to faith if there was a culture of generosity present in the people of God. Because Jesus knew that as he adopts them he's gonna place them in families that are gonna love them and take care of them."


You can follow Horton's work at dahorton.com and him on Twitter at @da_horton.

Register to Hear Him

Register for our online conference: Urban Hope: How Gospel Churches Bring New Hope to Forgotten Neighborhoods to hear him alongside Doug Logan, Tony Merida, Mez McConnell, and many more!The $10 early registration discount ends December 31st.

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