FOUNDER. WARRIOR. FORMER ATHEIST.
Lance founded Legacy Dads in 2005 when he started struggling as a husband and father. Lance has currently spent the last 20 years working in the most elite organizations of the military and government in global crisis response around the world and he continues to teach in this capacity. Outside of his day job, Lance is a speaker, ministry leader, trainer of missionaries, and now an “empty nester.”
"I'm not a hipster pastor of a mega-church. I'm not some guy trying to sell you my product or fad. In fact, I don't want anything from you… but I do want something for you and for your family."
"Simply, I'm a dedicated husband, father, and ragamuffin follower of Christ. I struggle daily with sin, but strive to be authentic in my walk while creating a lasting Biblical legacy in the lives of my children and those I teach."
20 years ago, when Lance first became a parent, he was clueless and fearful of raising his children in a hostile world. He had no parenting strategy but wanted to ensure that he raised children who would grow up to be strong, intelligent, and moral adults who would impact the world. After reading almost 300 parenting books and going to a few parenting courses, he soon realized that the “experts” (both Christian and secular) all had varying and sometimes conflicting ideas and research on how to be an effective parent.
This led Lance to look for Biblical, ethical, and moral strategies that came with results and evidence based solutions. Legacy Dads started as Lance's personal misadventures in parenthood but soon morphed into a following and teaching platform for thousands of followers.
Lance grew up in the Church and went to a Christian school, but became a professing atheist in his early 20's when he failed to get his hard questions about faith answered. Lance was saved after some crazy life experiences and has since helped plant churches, built ministries from the ground up, and has lived and worked in over 40 countries with all religions and cultural backgrounds.
Lance believes that strong families = strong churches = strong communities - which ultimately can change the world.
ELDER. BUSINESSMAN. CANCER SURVIVOR.
Dante lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three children. Despite his day job on the floor of the CBOT, Dante's heart lays in the church. Dante is currently serving as a church Elder, leading a marriage mentoring small group with his wife, and co-leads the Men's Ministries at a multi-campus church. Dante is also a cancer survivor and avid marathon runner. Because of his strong relationship with his wife and his desire to see his children grow up loving Christ, Dante strives to see the men of the church become strong leaders of their households.
Dante is a father of three in their teens/tweens and is currently “in the trenches” each day as a father.
"If you are a follower, then follow with all your heart, strength, and mind. If you are a leader, turn around and see who is following you. If no one is, then get out of the way and start following. If you have people following you, then turn toward Jesus and rely on him for your leadership."
"I am a dedicated husband, father, and Christian. I have a heart for men to find their God-given talents and abilities. I want men to engage their wives and children and follow the call of Christ for holy living and to disciple others."
Dante discovered LegacyDads shortly after some health scares with both he and his wife. Dante was struck at the transparency and vulnerability of the message and immediately reached out to the LegacyDads team. A few months later, Dante was writing and soon speaking on behalf of LegacyDads.
We believe in Sola Fide, Sola Scripura, the Apostles Creed and teach Truth as the goal but extend Grace to those who fall short.