Daniel and Shay planted the Immanuel Church of God in 2005 with a core group of seven members. They live in Kosciusko with their two sons. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Wesley Biblical Seminary.
He also serves as the assistant administrator of the Presbyterian Day School in Kosciusko, MS. He is an ordained bishop in the Church of God and has served the church at the state level as a district overseer, state councilman, music committee member, and a Youth and Discipleship board member.