While a surfer in Santa Cruz, California, he was confronted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the beach and shortly thereafter was converted to Christ. After a few months of rehabilitation and growing in the faith at Shekinah House (an outreach of Calvary Chapel - Costa Mesa, he began to share his faith on the beaches and streets. He assisted in planting a church (Mission Christian Fellowship) and founded The Land, a Christian community emphasizing evangelism and discipleship.
In 1980 he joined Youth With a Mission and continued by training students and sending outreach teams to the South Pacific and Asia. He was appointed Director of YWAM Honolulu in 1983, a position he served in until 1997, and again from 2000 to 2001. He was made director of YWAM Hawaii in 1988 and continues to serve in that position.
Danny often is a featured speaker at Calvary Chapel Honolulu and has coordinated the counseling at the Honolulu Harvest Crusades. Danny is the author of three books on evangelism, (For the Gospel's Sake, Bringin' Em Back Alive)(both out of print), and his latest book, Beautiful Feet. He also has written one book on spiritual discipline, (Before You Hit the Wall) and another, STOKED! Firing up your Passion for God. He also has written evangelistic tracts such as The Facts of Life. His missions awareness radio program, Word ot the World, airs on the nation wide Calvary Satellite Network.
Danny lives in Honolulu Hawaii with his wife Linda and younger son David. His older son Daniel is married with one child and works with YWAM in Kona Hawaii.