FOUNDER. WARRIOR. FORMER ATHEIST.
Lance had the vision and founded Legacy Dads in 2005 when he started struggling as a father. Lance has spent the last 20 years working in the elite organizations of our military and government in over 40 countries and hostile areas. Lance is a speaker, ministry leader, and teaches Biblical application, discipleship, and apologetics.
"I'm not a hipster pastor of a mega-church. I'm not some guru or 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 to two teenagers, and ragamuffin follower of Christ. I struggle daily with sin, but strive to be the best husband and father I can be while creating a lasting Biblical legacy in the lives of my children and those I teach."
19 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 classes, he soon realized that the experts (authors, pediatricians, psychologists, educators) both Christian and Secular all had varying opinions 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 evidence and results based solutions. Legacy Dads started as Lance's personal misadventures in parenthood but soon morphed into a following, ministry, and teaching platform of over 60,000.
Lance grew up in the Church, went to Christian school but became an atheist in his early 20's when the Church failed to answer his hard questions about faith. Since coming back to the faith, Lance has helped plant churches, built ministries from the ground up, and has lived and worked in over 40 countries with Christians, Muslims, and Buddhists.
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.
"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.