Daniel Kinkade

Hi, I’m Daniel, and I have the privilege and honor of serving our middle and high school students and their families here at New Hope Baptist Church. I was born and raised right here in Nashville, Tennessee, in an incredible Christian home with parents that loved the Lord and instilled in me a passion for the local church and the Bible. As great as my involvement in church was, I was still not a Christian. This changed in the summer of 1991 when I made the most crucial decision of my life by accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of six. I realized I was a sinner, and only Jesus could save me.


During my senior year of high school, the Lord began to pull at my heart to prepare to enter vocational ministry. Throughout a series of conversations and experiences, I started following God’s calling in my life. Along the way, I met a woman that changed my life. She would end up becoming my forever the summer of 2007 after I said the words, “I do.” Emily is my wife, best friend, soul mate, and life-long ministry partner. My prayer is that I will always love and lead her well.


After graduating from Boyce College (a school of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky) in 2008, I begin serving the local church as an associate pastor, mainly in student and family ministry. In 2014, God blessed us with a beautiful little girl, Madelyn, and in 2017, a full of energy boy, Caleb. Our prayer for Madelyn and Caleb is three-fold: their lips proclaim the glory of God, their hands are about the work of God, and their feet would walk in truth.


After more than a decade of serving students and families, next generation ministry still makes my heart beat a little faster. I believe students are the church today and can have an incredible impact for the Kingdom. These days, I love serving in ministry as a copywriter with The Gideons International in Nashville, Tennessee, equipping families here at New Hope, cheering on my beloved Vanderbilt Commodores, traveling, and hanging out with my family.


He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children so that a future generation—children yet to be born—might know. They were to rise and tell their children so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God’s works, but keep his commands. —Psalm 78:5-7 CSB