Dan Studt is the President of Freedom in Christ Ministries-USA.
He served in pastoral ministry for 25 years as a youth and family pastor, and then as a church planter. In those roles, he loved developing leaders, leading mission trips, and helping people learn how to live freely submitted to God and His Word, so that the light of Christ may shine brightly in this world through His Church.
In addition, Dan has worked in school and hospital settings utilizing his degree in psychology. It was in those settings the Lord called and confirmed his call to full-time ministry in order to integrate the spiritual aspects of wholeness and healing into his work with people. Through being personally impacted by Freedom in Christ Ministries in the mid-nineties, to teaching the biblical principles in churches throughout the years, Dan has not only utilized the Ministry’s materials, but also applied them personally.
Rich Miller, President of FICM USA from 2006 to 2019, invited Dan to become the Northeast Director of FICM in October, 2009. He served voluntarily in that role until planting Praxis Church in January 2016 when he then joined FICM Field Staff on a part-time basis. During these years, Dan built a team of FICM leaders in the Northeast who will be continuing the ministry there as Dan steps into the role of President of FICM-USA.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Messiah College (1993) and a Master of Divinity degree at Palmer Theological Seminary (then Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in 1999.
Dan enjoys teaching FICM seminars and leading people through The Steps to Freedom in Christ. His primary focus in serving as President will be to promote and develop leaders across the nation to take the message of freedom into churches across the country.
Dan and his wife Jen have four children and currently live near Syracuse, NY with their two teen sons, Elijah and Jacob. Jen is an elementary teacher at Faith Heritage Christian School. Abigail (older daughter) married Adam and moved to Louisville where she serves as a nurse while Adam studies for his Master of Divinity degree. Rebecca (younger daughter) is a junior at Liberty University. Dan enjoys outdoor fitness activities including running and snowshoeing, and especially loves hiking the Adirondack high peaks with Elijah and Jacob.