Chatting with Chaplain Danny...

Chaplain Danny loves Lord’s Gym Ministries’ “Christo-centric culture.”

“This culture is the essence and DNA of compassion,” he said. “We show hope and mercy to the most vulnerable people in Cincinnati. I love seeing how people can be restored and transformed through the power of the Gospel of Christ.”

Danny, 49, has served with Lord’s Gym Ministries for a year and seven months as the youth chaplain. He is part of The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, an intensive 15-month faith-based leadership development program for urban youth workers. Each year, approximately 60 urban youth workers from five select U.S. cities are accepted.

Danny was recently named the Director of the Family Activity Center.

“I feel fortunate, grateful, and blessed for the opportunity,” he said. “I also feel a great responsibility to continue with the mission and vision of the organization of transforming lives changing individuals, families, neighborhoods, and generations for the glory of God, and live a life worthy of the Gospel.”

According to Danny, Lord’s Gym is a “ministry of presence.”

“We go to the people in need, our building is a light on the hill,” he said. “I’m looking forward to having the building remodeled to reach and impact more people throughout Price Hill so our light can shine even more.”

His top three goals are to:

  • Increase the collaboration with churches, ministries, and addictions and recovery organizations.
  • Establish a mentoring and tutoring lab for kids.
  • Establish an athletic program/calendar for boys and a ballet ministry for girls.

Danny came to a saving knowledge of Christ when he was 18 years old.

“In full rebellion with God, I went to a youth retreat at my church and His Holy Spirit made me see who I was – a sinner – and who He is – a holy God. God confronted me, broke me, and redeemed me.”

His go-to verse is Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”