First, I am a child of God, the husband of my beautiful wife, Anita, and father to my three greatest treasures Anna Siranouche, Abigail Marie, and Benjamin Daniel. My father, mother, brother, sister, nieces, nephews, and cousins come from the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, and the small towns that nestle there.
Over the course of many decades, I have been privileged to serve as a social worker, songwriter, university professor, designer, author, pastor, worship leader, chaplain, and friend.
Friend and songwriter Paul Baloche said these kind words a few years ago, and I’ve always appreciated them: “Dan Wilt cares deeply about the worldwide church and how it worships. His ministry is both deep and wide, connecting musicians with the past, present and future. I wholeheartedly endorse his important work.”
I am the the designer and creator of the respected Essentials In Worship Video Course. I’m also the founder of the 39K+ member WorshipTraining.com (an online training media library for worship teams). Much of my work has been to serve churches, colleges, and worship arts programs across many streams in the spiritual and skills formation of creative leaders.
Every weekend, for many years, I had the privilege of doing a radio storytelling spot on the worshipping life with Keep The Faith Radio Magazine. I spoke to nearly 2 million listeners globally, every Saturday and Sunday, with a call to passionate worship in all arenas of life.
I am the son of a real coal-miner’s daughter from Pennsylvania. As an author, communicator, artist, musician, educator, songwriter, and spiritual life writer, I work in various ways to further a “New Creation” centered vision of the Christian life.
I have taught in the areas of Worship Arts Studies and Spiritual Formation in various colleges (formerly at St. Stephen’s University), and love working in that setting. I am possibly most well known as the Founder of WorshipTraining.com, a website serving 30K+ worship leaders, creative leaders, and influencers globally from many denominations and countries. I have written numerous books on worship, the spiritual life, and the how-to’s of everyday living (see the collection at Amazon).
Driven by a passion to see the Church engage with culture on every level of society, my life’s work is to help “unveil worship in everyday life.” To that end I write devotionals, tell stories, and want to learn better how to care for our families, to serve the poor, to love those we prefer to hate, to establish healthy spiritual habits, to engage in meaningful relationships, and to share generously – imaging the Jesus-Life through days marked by lavish love.
I also formerly worked with a variety of leaders through my media communications company, Wild Pear Creative (www.wildpearcreative.com), as a voiceover artist and media training designer (CMT, Department Of Defense, Word Entertainment).
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My body of book and ebook work includes: