Get to Know our Lead Pastor Danny Echols
Who makes up your family?
Gracie (my wife) I out-punted my coverage big time when I married Gracie. We have been married since 1996. She is my backbone and supports me more than anyone I know (besides God). She prays for me, encourages me, and often humbles me! lol!
Nathan (my son) Nathan loves being a part of the Worship Team at CrossView. He also enjoys Instagram, football, playing guitar and drums. He attends Rockmart High School.
Daniel (my nephew) We are in the process of adopting Daniel. Daniel loves football and playing bass guitar. He also attends Rockmart High School.
Jewel (my daughter) Miss Jewel is the house drama queen who loves wearing dresses and princess stuff, but she will fight like a boy. She is a “girly girl” with a strong right hook and already knows how to ask for money.
Brianna (my daughter) A few years ago we had the opportunity to adopt our third child. We had been praying for a few years that God would allow us the opportunity to adopt and He did. He blessed us with a another beautiful little girl. She loves to cuddle, dress pretty, and “Princess and the Frog” is her favorite movie! Both girls are daddy’s little girl.
Where did you grow up?
What kind of question is this! I’m still growing up! But before I graduated from high school, I lived in Haralson County where I played football. I was always a people person so one year I managed to pull off being the homecoming king. Who would have guessed?
How did you become a Christian?
When I was 11 years old, I went to an evangelism crusade where Bailey Smith was preaching at our high school football stadium. I still remember him preaching about the wheat and tares and how both looked the same, but the difference was one had seed and the other didn’t. That night I knew I wasn’t the real deal, and that I needed a real relationship with Jesus Christ. So I responded to God’s call that night and he has continued to guide me from that day until now!
What’s playing on your iPod/iPad these days?
I am a huge fan of 80’s rock. I also listen to sermons on my iPod. My favorite music has to be Chris Tomlin and Steve Fee.
This is too hard to answer. I love the Passion of the Christ, and Facing the Giants was great. I’m a huge Rocky fan and I also love Robots.
This is easy. Taki Japanese Steak House is the best! And yes, I love sushi.
What do you do for fun?
I spend time with family and friends. I love to read and write! One day, I may publish a book.
One thing most people may not know about you?
I can out-dance John Travolta any day because Danny boy has soul!
What about CrossView gets you excited?
Man, I am jacked up about it all! What I really believe excites me the most is I feel like I pastor the best church in the world! Our vision is to reach the unchurched — not other church members — with the message of Jesus Christ and to teach them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. And that keeps me excited!