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D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in Long Beach, CA. Prior to his current role he served as s Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI), a church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries.

He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College, his Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has authored seven books; G.O.S.P.E.L.DNA: Foundations of the Faith (both by Moody Publishers); Letters of the Revelation: To the One Who Conquers, To The One Who Conquers (Youth Study); Authentic Love (all through Lifeway Publishers); and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, Enter The Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel Saturated Marriage with his wife Elicia (both through NavPress). He is currently writing his eighth book covering his teachings on Ethnic Conciliation from a Latino perspective, which will be published through NavPress.

He and his best friend Elicia have been married for 15 years, and they have have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).

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Enter the Ring takes a fresh, powerful, vulnerable approach to marriage by framing it as the fight that it is.  D. A. and Elicia Horton explore the tension of two people becoming one and how spouses often fight over which “one of us” they become. All topics are addressed through the vulnerable lens of the authors’ own struggles and mistakes.  This is a no-holds-barred, real-world . . . marriage book.