The heartbeat of Dan Hayden, Th.M., D.Min., is a deep desire to see people engage God’s Word with their hearts and minds. A Word from the Word derives its purpose from that passion. Each power-packed feature helps us understand and more fully comprehend the full meaning of Scripture – by taking it word for word and applying it to our lives and experience.
Dr. Hayden is among those whom you could call uniquely gifted of God. With the ability to communicate difficult biblical concepts in ways that are easy to follow, one comes away from his teaching with a broader, more complete understanding of biblical truths and themes. His keen intellect, down to earth humor, and clear speaking skills make him a joy to listen to and read. With endless enthusiasm for Bible study and ministry, he is always approachable, and his affable personality makes you an instant friend.
Dan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Illinois, and for a time worked as a surgical technician at Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He planned to go on to medical school, but then felt the call to ministry and redirected his studies to Dallas Theological Seminary where he went on to earn a Master’s in Theology. Additionally, Dan completed a Doctor of Ministries from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
After many years of serving as a pastor and Bible college professor, Dan launched Truth in Grace Ministries and began producing the daily two-minute program named A Word from the Word, which has aired on hundreds of radio stations and remains a popular internet podcast. He has authored several books and produces numerous audio and video Bible study resources.
Dan Hayden was the director of biblical research and education at Sola Scriptura, a teaching ministry associated with The Scriptorium, Center for Biblical Antiquities and the Van Kampen Collection of biblical texts and artifacts. In 2013, A Word from the Word became the outreach arm of Christolized Ministries, a 501(c)3 organization that has been associated with the ministry of Dan Hayden for 30 years.
Dan and his wife, Karilee, have two grown children and eleven grandchildren. They live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.