Pastor Dan Monroe married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, in 1970. They have served together in churches for over 40 years. According to him, “She is my better ¾.” Pastor Dan Monroe is a father of two married sons, both serving in churches in the Bay Area, and he is the proud Gramps to seven beautiful and brilliant grandchildren.
Pastor Dan accepted the Lord as his Savior at the age of five. He was born the middle of three children in a loving pastor’s home where he was taught to love and respect the Scriptures with passion. Raised in Southern California, he attended Vanguard University before he was called to Palo Alto, CA in 1973 to become an associate pastor. He was primarily recruited to minister to the huge influx of young people who were on a spiritual search as a result of the “Jesus Movement” in the Bay Area during the 1970s. It was a very exciting time to teach the Scripture because so many were hungry to hear the Gospel. He went wherever they invited him—which included communes up in the hills above Palo Alto and public baptisms at Lake Lagunita at Stanford University. Many of those people who came to Christ now serve in churches and ministries throughout the Bay Area.
In 1978, Pastor Dan Monroe started a church in a home. That budding new church grew into a congregation of 150. He pastored there until 1992. The community created in this gathering is still strong and present to this day. Since then, he has taught and ministered at various churches. His ministries have included overseeing small groups and most recently the marriage and family ministry at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship.
To this day Pastor Dan continues to grow in his love for God, marriage, family, and community. This is the heart that was given to him by God, and he is ready to serve.