Meet Our Team

Dan Smith

Connect Pastor

Dan attended Evangel University where he was heavily involved in both the music and theology departments. He graduated with a Minor in music and a BA in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on philosophy in 2011. He met his amazing wife after he graduated and they married in 2013.

He started bi-vocational ministry in 2011 while still driving a semi-truck. After getting married Dan lead the family business for a season while his father recovered from injury. In 2014 Dan and Anna were able to enter into full time ministry as Associate Pastors in Minier, IL. During their nearly 4 years in Minier, Dan and Anna welcomed their son Danny and daughter Cason to their family. From there, they spent nearly 2 years in Effingham, IL before joining the Abundant Life Family as Young Adult Pastors in 2020.

Dan’s goal in life is to reach the fullness that God created him for in Life, Family, and Ministry. He believes that ministry is a family calling to the Riverbend area. “We want to celebrate the highs, and cry with you in the lows of life, all while pursuing the plan God has for each one of us.”

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