Pastor of New Heart Church and board member of GCN
Danny Cortez is a co-pastor of New Heart, a church that was dismissed from the Southern Baptist Convention for adopting a Third Way approach on disputable areas of theology and practice, especially in regards to LGBTQ inclusion. He co-founded My Refuge House, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit ministry that helps survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse. He currently serves as a board member of The Gay Christian Network (GCN). He helped establish the newly formed group, The Union of Affirming Christians, a gathering of faith leaders addressing public policy. He also works with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Association (NQAPIA) to help API families towards acceptance of their queer family members. He serves regularly as a hospice chaplain with Evergreen Hospice. He earned his M.Div. at Talbot Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Arrow Leadership, BC, Canada. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Abby and their 4 children.