Header - Daniel Henderson

President & Founder


As a Senior Pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to several mega-churches. Today he is dedicating his full-time efforts to help congregations across the country experience renewal and turn-around as he speaks to thousands each year at conferences and prayer events. He is President of Strategic Renewal, which exists to ignite personal renewal, congregational revival, and leadership restoration for Christ’s glory.


Daniel Henderson is a pastor, preacher, renewal catalyst, leadership coach, author, husband, father, grandfather and (most importantly) a passionate Christ-follower. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and received his academic degrees from Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. He loves the Lord, his wife, his children, and the local church with a passion. 


After spending 25 years in rewarding full-time pastoral ministry, Daniel is now giving more of his full-time efforts to Strategic Renewal. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Liberty University in the areas of prayer and pastoral leadership. He has most recently been the Pastor of Prayer at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado.  Daniel also served as Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota for three and a half years, and Senior Pastor at Arcade Church in Sacramento, California for 11 years prior to that, where a profound movement of congregational prayer was birthed. He has also served as Senior Pastor of Los Gatos Christian Church in the San Jose area for four years. His pastoral and leadership experience also includes ministry as Associate Pastor to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California and church planting in the Pacific Northwest.

Daniel's first book, The 7 Most Important Questions You'll Ever Answer, was translated into 12 languages and has been recently re-released by Baker Publishing under the new title The Deeper Life - Satisfying the 8 Vital Longings of the Soul. In 2004, Fresh Encounters was released, focusing on Daniel's journey in the area of worship-based prayer. His more recent books include Think Before You Look: Avoiding the Consequences of Secret Temptation (2005), PRAYzing! Creative Prayer Experiences from A to Z (2007),The 29:59 Plan - Revisioned (2008, with Peter Lord), The Church That Prays Together: Inside the Prayer Life of 10 Dynamic Churches (2008, with Elmer Towns), and Transforming Prayer - How Everything Changes When You Seek God's Face (2011). He also served as a contributing writer to Innovate Church: 8 Innovative Ways to Lead and Grow the Church(2008) and Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry (2008).

Daniel's articles have appeared in publications like Leadership Journal, Pray! Magazine, and ChurchLeaders.com. 

Daniel has been married to Rosemary (Brewer) for over 33 years and they live just south of Denver, Colorado. Together they have raised their three children, Justin, Jordan, and Heather Rose. They are the grandparents of Annie Renee', Taylor Grace, Norah Jane and James Eagle.

Fun Facts:

  • Life Verse: Generally 2 Corinthians 5:9. Most recently Galatians 1:24
  • Most Interesting Place Ever Lived: Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico (just outside the booming metropolis of Truth or Consequences)
  • Most Interesting Places Ever Visited: 
    • Fordell Castle; Scotland (historic home of the Henderson Clan)
    • The Holy Land
    • Petra, Jordan
    • Bali, Indonesia
    • Singapore
    • The Catacombs
  • Ministry Passion: Pastor-led, local-church oriented movements of Christ-exalting, worship-based prayer, leading to full-scale revival, supernatural evangelism, and cultural transformation.
  • Key goals for the future:
    • To enjoy the rest of his life with his (one-and-only) wife of his youth
    • To support the dreams God places in the hearts of his children
    • To continue to write articles and books
    • To travel extensively in his later years, ministering to missionaries and pastors
  • Travel experience: 47 countries (ministering in 33), 49 states (Alaska is still to be conquered)
  • Most Embarrassing Moment: Wouldn't you like to know???
  • Affiliations:
    • Strategic Renewal - Founder, President
    • The 6:4 Fellowship - National Director
    • Mission Hills Church (Littleton, CO), Harvest Bible Chapel (Denver, CO), McLean Bible Church (McLean, VA) Prayer and Leadership Consultant
    • Liberty University - Adj. Professor of Renewal and Church Leadership
    • The National Association of Evangelicals - Board Member
    • National Prayer Committee Member
    • The Power Team - Pastoral Advisor