Dan O’Deens

Dan is a visionary architect. He understands leadership, creativity and has the ability to see dreams become fully implemented and multiplied. He is committed to holistically caring for people’s physical and spiritual needs. Dan’s greatest desire is to see justice and redemption played out in our world, to redeem desecrated space and make it sacred. His message is to breathe life and hope into the world. Created to Breathe Life For A Beautiful Future

  • life coach
  • church planter
  • digital pastor
  • author/speaker
  • ministry trainer
  • crisis and catastrophe

Dan has served in lead roles on the front lines of America’s greatest crisis’, 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. Haiti’s earthquake opened the doors to see a movement of God holistically care for the country of Haiti. Dan’s passion for developing young leaders is evident in the organization that he leads.  Dan is now the All African Coach for the PEACE Plan with Saddleback Church.  He is a life coach and speaker for churches, conferences, and business. His greatest desire is the success of others (especially NOW generation leaders). Dan is a Church Planter and Cohort Leader for the ‘digital church.’ Dan is an effective change leader who coaches systems, strategy and structure.  Dan is the founding pastor of Gateway Church and is the founding director of Breathe Partners.


Dan loves his family. He and his wife, Gay, chose to raise their children on the front lines of the mission. Dan provides great counsel to young ministers and churches in how to raise your children and engage your family in world mission and manage the tension of a changing culture. He is proud of his four adult children and their growing families (currently a grandfather of 5).

Leadership Development

Dan’s greatest desire is the success of others as they seek to breathe life and hope into the people they serve in both church and community settings. Dan believes the church is the hope of the world when it is working right. His focus is on the young, the lost, and the poor.  Dan knows how to effectively coach the business mindset to ‘think for change’ and to ‘create a beautiful future’ for organizational success.


Dan’s background and unique ministry journey is what gives him the experience you can tap into as a catalyst to see your vision become a reality. Those experiences include: World Mission, College Instructor, School Administrator, Chamber of Commerce President, Lead Supervisor First Responder, Church Planter, Mission Organization Founder, Business Entrepreneur and Non-Profit Founder.

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