D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA and as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records. He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College, his Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored three books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith (published through Moody Publishers) and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, (published through NavPress). He and his wife of 13 years Elicia are co-authoring a book on marriage. D.A. and Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).
Armando Diaz was born June 29th, 1969, in Cuba to a middle-class, atheist family. In 1990, at the age of 21 years old, he received Christ as His Lord and Savior, and started serving Him. In 1993, he was arrested by the Cuban government for preaching the Gospel and for being part of a Human Rights Organization. He spent ten days in prison and two years in house arrest. In 1995, he married Liset, and continued serving God by leading small groups and ministering to couples. In 2000, they went to Guatemala for six months to be trained in counseling and Biblical discipleship. They led a discipleship ministry in Cuba from 2000 to 2006. During those years, they had their daughters Amanda (2000) and Aniela (2003). In 2006, God opened the door for them to come to the U.S, and they relocated to Miami. After a year, they came on board with the Navigators. He lives in Miami, FL, with his wife and daughters. Both Armando and Liset have master’s degrees in Biblical Counseling. Armando serves as LaVida Network director.