Daniel came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in April of 1998 while he was in his last year at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. After spending a few years as a professional touring musician (upright and electric bass), Daniel felt called into the pastoral ministry. He was taken on staff at Calvary Chapel Marin under the direction of Pastor John Henry Corcoran in January of 2000.
After being ordained in 2002, Daniel planted three churches and successfully transitioned them to new leadership: Calvary Chapel New Brunswick, in New Jersey, Calvary North Bay in Mill Valley, CA and Calvary San Francisco, CA. Out of his passion for church planting, Daniel founded the Calvary Church Planting Network, which helps facilitate church planters. In 2012, Daniel moved to the Pacific Northwest to become the Lead Pastor at Crossroads Community Church, which has campuses in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.
Daniel has a unique style of teaching that takes the timeless truth of Scripture and makes it applicable and simple for men and women of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds in today’s society. His teachings can be accessed at danielfusco.com, through iTunes podcasts, YouTube videos and at crossroadschurch.net. His popular #2MinuteMessage can be found on his Facebook page and YouTube channel. Daniel hosts the Real. with Daniel Fusco TV show and the Jesus is Real Radio Ministry, featuring messages on TV and radio stations across the country.
Daniel is also a gifted writer and a featured contributor to “Preaching Today.” He has published articles with Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, pastors.com, and Calvarychapel.com. His self-published book, “Ahead of the Curve,” is currently available on Amazon.com. His second book, “Honestly, Getting Real About Jesus and our Messy Lives” was released by NavPress in the spring of 2016. His third book, “Upward, Inward, and Outward,” is scheduled to be published by NavPress in the fall of 2017.
Daniel is a sought after speaker and has taught at churches, conferences, retreats, youth rallies, leadership seminars, seminaries, and on campuses, both in the States and abroad.
Daniel is blessed to be married to Lynn. They live with their three children and a crazy dog in Southwest Washington.