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Monday, June 29th, 2015

Dr. Danny Souder

Karen and Danny Souder

President, SMP GLOBAL

Dr. Danny Souder has been married to his wife Karen for over 36 years. They have two grown children Shelley and Scott. Danny is from Hurst, Texas and Karen is from Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Danny was licensed and ordained by the First Baptist Church – Hurst, Texas.
  • Danny graduated from Texas Christian University with a BA in 1967.
  • Danny then proceeded to study at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1976.
  • Danny’s latest scholastic achievement was graduating from Luther Rice Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry in 2007. Danny’s dissertation was titled “A Prayer Strategy for a Plateaued/Declining Church”. Danny has a passion, burden and desire to strengthen churches and help churches, pastors and leaders to turn around and grow again.
  • Danny, in listening to and obeying the call of God, served in 3 churches in Florida and Texas as a Senior Pastor for 24 years.
  • Danny has served in various capacities on several boards for the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Danny greatly enjoys preaching the word of God and has served as an Interim Pastor at several locations while doing his mission work.
  • Danny has served as a chaplain to the Dallas Police Department since 1986.

Shelley and Scott Souder

Pursuant to his passion expressed by his choice of topic of his doctoral dissertation, Danny has helped many churches overcome the epidemic of plateauing and declining churches through prayer, Biblical preaching, teaching, counseling and encouragement. The Lord has blessed and gifted Danny to help churches grow again and address this great challenge. In addition, Danny has a personal ministry mentoring and discipling men, helping them to grow and develop their leadership skills.

Danny’s international ministry is focused on evangelism, discipleship and leadership training through church planting and church strengthening ministries. Among the countries traveled and ministered are Jamaica, Mexico, Israel, St Lucia, Panama, China, Ukraine, Peru and Central Asia.

When Danny is not traveling the world doing God’s work, he enjoys hunting white tail deer and wild turkeys. Danny also enjoys watching the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. On many Saturdays, Danny can be found donning an apron and cooking a rib eye steak or smoking a brisket over a smoldering grill.


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