Daniel Newton

Founder & Overseer

Daniel was born and raised on the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania in a God-fearing family. Daniel was exposed at a young age to the power of the Holy Spirit and chose to accept Jesus at 9 years old. Throughout his childhood he had the privilege of seeing many different revivalists and generals of the faith as he traveled with his family up and down the East Coast. As he witnessed different moves of God in all the meetings that he attended, he quickly desired to see a fresh move in his own life that would affect the world around him. When he was 14 years old, he went on his first missions trip to Bolivia, a trip that marked his life forever and awakened a passion in his heart for missions.

From that time on he began going on missions trips every year, traveling worldwide and experiencing everything from smuggling Bibles into countries that persecuted Christians to preaching the gospel to large crowds to seeing the sick healed and the oppressed set free, all through the grace of Jesus Christ. These experiences eventually culminated into him organizing and leading his first team to Peru at age 22.

During his late teens and early 20’s, Daniel was a youth and young adult leader at his home church in Pennsylvania. At the same time he started a job as a mental health worker, unknowingly receiving a healthy amount of training in assisting young people who were struggling with mild mental disorders.

Afterwards, Daniel moved to Alabama and attended a ministry school for one year. Following graduation, he moved to Redding, California in 2006 to complete Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry’s three-year program. Daniel graduated the program in 2009 and since then, he has traveled to over 40 countries preaching the Gospel and establishing the church in her identity in Christ. Among other locations he has visited, Daniel has a massive heart for South Africa and still leads teams there annually.

In 2008, with the encouragement of friends and leaders, Daniel began mentoring young men while helping to oversee a property in Redding. After investing into these young men's lives, God gave him a dream of a discipled community housing program where young men and women would create an environment for spiritual growth, maturity, and personal development. Over time this dream became the program now known as Grace Place. Daniel's passion for Christ, dedication to excellence, and selfless love have brought out the full potential of the young men and women he disciples. Daniel regularly organizes and leads teams across the world and continues to oversee Grace Place which has grown to 10 properties.

Meet the Leadership Team

Downing McDade is 30 years old and from Mooresville, North Carolina. He completed all three years of BSSM and has been volunteering at Grace Place for the past three years. He has a passion for studying and teaching the Word of God and spends free time playing disc golf and studying Middle-Earth. Downing serves as one of the house pastors of the Second Year Guy's program,  oversees Preach Day, and is also the chief editor for Grace Place video projects.  He loves to see people grow into their full stature in Christ and become passionate God-focused leaders everywhere they go.  

Sara Harding is 25 years old and is from Roseburg, Oregon. She graduated from her third year at BSSM in 2015 and has served as a volunteer at Grace Place for the past two years. She enjoys adventure, investing in relationships and taking candid photos of people. Currently she serves as a media intern for Grace Place and a house pastor for Second Year students. She has a passion for people to know their identity and live in intimacy with Christ. She spends her free time traveling the world, reading personal development books and building her business.

Eric Heinrichs is a 22 year old revivalist from Hico, Texas. After attending three years at BSSM he is now volunteering as a house pastor for Grace Place. He loves to write, worship, and study the Word. In his free time he enjoys fellowship with his friends over dinner and a movie. Outside of Grace Place Eric works at a local bakery and is pursuing business. Eric is called to the ministry and has a passion to see the lost and saved alike step into a holy and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

Austin Chappell is 23 years old and is from Rockwall, Texas. He recently completed the third year program at BSSM and currently serves as a volunteer for Grace Place. He has a passion for the preaching of the Gospel and spends his free time healing the sick, reading the word, and enjoys hanging out with friends while playing board games. Austin disciples second year students. He has a heart for restoration, reconciliation and transformation. He desires to see everyone he meets come to know the fierce love of the Father; and to equip the body of Christ to live a naturally supernatural lifestyle.

Amelia Hossmann is 21 years old and is from Switzerland. She is currently doing the third year program at BSSM and is serving as an intern in Grace Place. She loves traveling, outdoors, history, spending quality time with people and has a passion for dance. She is mentoring 1st and 2nd year students, overseeing family night meals and helping in various projects. Amelia is passionate about seeing God invade the secular world, and seeing people in different areas of society step into their identity. She desires to see people experience and know the goodness, power and love of Jesus Christ. 

Kim André Egeland is 27 years old and is from Flekkefjord, Norway. He is enrolled in the third year program at BSSM and serves as an intern in Grace Place. He is passionate about Worship and the Word of God. He spends most of his free time learning and developing new skills or enjoying nature to extreme levels. Kim André is overseeing one of the properties and disciples first year students. He want's to see people step into freedom and their identity in Jesus and live thriving lives with their eyes fixed on Christ.

Mason Prescott is a 22 year old from Waverly, Iowa.  After attending 3 years at BSSM, Mason now volunteers as a Grace Place house pastor discipling first and second year students. He enjoys building community, playing board games, listening to music, and exercising creativity any chance he can. Mason helps to organize Grace Place community events, playing on the worship team, and creating social media. Ever since the 8th grade, Mason has had a passion and call for mentoring Christians, creating intimate family, and building up the church.

Lydia Lum is 27 years old and is from Singapore. She is in the third year program at BSSM and serves as an intern at Grace Place. Just as in 1 John 3:8, she has a passion to release the Word of God in authority and in power to set people free. She spends her spare time doing things that inspire creativity and bring beauty to life, enjoying the outdoors, and loving worship. Lydia serves as a mentor to the first year ladies in Grace Place, oversees first year family nights, and is contributing to multiple team projects. She desires for her life to be an example of empowered living for believers to follow; to walk victoriously in every area of life through the Spirit & Word of God. 

Annie Moyer is 21 years old and is from Portland, Oregon. She is currently a third year student in BSSM and is an intern at Grace Place. She is passionate about spending time with people, and genuinely connecting with the people she does life with. Most of her spare time is spent making everyday tasks into spontaneous adventures. Annie is serving as a mentor and house pastor over one of our first year girls houses. Her hope is to leave each person she comes into contact with smiling and knowing that they are deeply loved by God.

Jonathan Carter is 20 years old and is from Thomasville, North Carolina. He is enrolled in the third year program at BSSM and serves as an intern at Grace Place. He has a passion for the Word of God and spends most of his free time outdoors or keeping up with the latest technology. Jonathan serves as the administrative assistant to Daniel and also disciples first year students. He desires to see people fully step into their identity and to understand God's righteousness for them.

Jonathan Harding is 23 years old from Roseburg, Oregon. In 2016 he completed his 3rd year at BSSM and serves currently as an intern at Grace Place. He is passionate about showing the love of Christ to people, playing music, staying active outdoors and learning new skills. He volunteers for Daniel as a second year house pastor and is the Grace Place sound technician. He desires to see the Kingdom manifested in every facet of culture, to see the earth truly look like heaven.

Kyleigh Koyanagi is a 22 year old student from British Columbia, Canada. She is currently in her third year at BSSM and serving as an intern for Grace Place . She is passionate about intimacy with The Lord through the Word of God and Worship, and spends most of her spare time playing and creating music. Kyleigh serves in Grace Place as a worship leader, and personally mentors first and second year students. She desires see people empowered to live a God conscious lifestyle, that is centered upon The Word of God, His Grace, Righteousness and the Finished Work of the Cross.

Aaron Fraga is 26 years old and is from Key West, Florida. He is a third year student at BSSM and serves as an intern at Grace Place. Aaron serves as one of the worship leaders, helps lead our evangelism days, and disciples 1st year students within the program. Aaron is passionate about the Word of God and loves to preach the Gospel. Aaron hopes to leave a lasting impact of faith, hope, power, and love wherever he goes preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether in the church, or in business he simply desires for others to hear The Word and come to faith in Jesus.

Sebastian Smith is 21 years old and is from Bethlehem, South Africa. He is enrolled in the third year program at BSSM and serves as an intern at Grace Place. He has a passion for worship and seeing people connect with God on an intimate level. He spends most of his free time connecting with friends or in worship. Sebastian serves as the worship leader/coordinator for the Grace Place community and also disciples first year students. He loves seeing people intimately connect with God in worship and understand their unique identity as a son or daughter of God.

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