Daniel McKenzie

Daniel McKenzie began serving as Minister of Youth at Central Baptist Church in June 2000.  In 2013, he expanded his role to serve as Next Generation Pastor, overseeing ministries from Preschool, Children, Youth, to College.  In addition to his Youth and Next Gen roles, Daniel has served in contemporary worship leadership roles for our original Bridge Worship service (2001-2008) and now helps coordinate the Gathering worship service in addition to playing in the Gathering Praise Band.  Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Daniel earned his B.A. from the University of Alabama and a M.Div. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  Daniel married DeAnne, who also serves as our Preschool Ministry Associate.  They have three boys – Clayton (b. 2001), Carter (b. 2005), and Davis (b. 2008).  Daniel is active in the community serving as President of Johnson City American Little League and can be found coaching and cheering on his boys in soccer, basketball, and baseball.  Daniel plays several instruments (guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, mandolin) and has recorded two Christmas albums Christmas Grace (2010) and Let Us Adore Him (2013).  Other interests include cooking, video games, and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide.  One of Daniel’s favorite Bible verses is Matthew 5:16 “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”