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Danny Birkner  |  Youth Minister

Danny was born and raised in a Christian family at Grace Baptist in Elizabethton, TN. He professed his faith in Christ and was baptized at the age of eight. He was highly involved in Bible camps as a camper and later as a counselor. He attended Clearwater Christian College in Florida where he majored in Elementary Education. There, he met his wife Becky and together they went on to teach school in Florida and Tennessee and grew their household from two to five. 

While teaching school, an opportunity opened up to be the youth minister here at his home church. that was in October of 1992. Yeah, he’s here a while. 

At church, his favorite things to do are spend time with the teens and to teach out of God’s Word. He has been on numerous mission trips, his favorite being the three trips he took to Haiti. Even though he’s known as the youth minister, at times he’s taken on several other secondary roles. He serves where he is needed. 

When Danny isn’t at the church, he is the assistant coach for the boys and girls high school soccer teams. He also substitutes once a week on his day off at the junior high and high school. 

He likes to remain active by walking and jogging with his wife. He started running 5K’s and recently added running Spartans and Tough Mudders to his repertoire. When inactive, he would prefer to watch NASCAR (go Chase Elliott!), Football (go Vols & Titans!), Doctor Who, or any other show he can spend time watching with his wife.