Dan Grimes has recently begun serving with One Mission Society as a church multiplication facilitator (CMF) to Cuba and the U.S. In this role, he will come alongside national leaders and pastors to mentor, train, coach, and encourage them in their work with a special focus on planting fruitful, multiplying churches. Dan has always thought of himself as a man on a mission. Like John Wesley, he has often said, “The world is my parish.”
Dan has served the kingdom as a lead pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, campus minister, and theological educator for more than 40 years. He has served churches in Illinois, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. From 1997 to 2007, he served as associate professor of Church Leadership and Ministry at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, teaching practical ministry skills, including evangelism, discipleship, preaching, student ministry, mission, and leadership to undergraduate students. Over the years, Dan has trained pastors in Russia, Sweden, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Dominican Republic. His calling and passion is to develop leaders for the church.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Bible College, master of divinity, and doctor of ministry from Oral Roberts University, with a focus on cross-cultural evangelism, discipleship, and church leadership.
Dan and Sharon live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They are proud to be the parents of Danny (son) and Candace (daughter) and Kendall (son-in-law), and they are “Grammy and Papa Dan” to two amazing grandsons, Conley and Kross. Dan’s plan is to spend the remainder of his life mentoring, training, coaching, and encouraging leaders for effective church multiplication.
He is in the process of building a prayer and financial support team and hopes that you will prayerfully consider partnering with him in this new adventure as a prayer and financial partner. This will allow Dan to make the shift to full-time OMS service more quickly and completely.
One of Dan’s favorite lines from a great old hymn is “Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow.”