Associate Pastor Resident

Dan is originally from South Jersey before he attended Penn State, earning a marketing degree. During his time as a student and while serving in campus ministry Dan felt called to help people follow Jesus for a lifetime in the local church. So in 2015 Dan moved back to the Philadelphia area where he joined Citylight Center City and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Cairn University. Dan and his wife Allison live in Upper Darby. In their free time they enjoy being down the shore while Dan always finds time to avidly follow Philadelphia and Penn State sports.


In 1 Corinthians 13:5 we read that love “does not insist on its own way.”  Said another way, love does not seek its own advantage.  This truth can be easier to state than live by because the sin of selfishness is deep rooted in our hearts.  We are all prone to put our happiness, our comfort, ourselves on the throne of our lives rather Christ.  When Christ is properly seated on the throne of our lives we become more concerned with seeing Christ glorified than ourselves.

Citylight Delco | October 11, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.


1 Corinthians 13:5

Charity and Its Fruits – Jonathan Edwards

The First Epistle to the Corinthians – Anthony Thiselton

In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul is not merely describing love, but he is using verbs to show that love is defined by how it is put into practice.  This week, we see that when Paul writes that love is patient and kind he is say, love responds with patience and love extends kindness.

Citylight Delco | Online – September 13, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.


1 Corinthians 13

Charity and It’s Fruits – Jonathan Edwards
1 Corinthians – David Garland
The First Epistle to the Corinthians – Anthony Thiselton


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In the face of opposition the gospel prevails through prayer, through power, and through growth.


Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

The unexpected conversion of Saul reveals the awe-inspiring power of God in conversion. The passage illustrates this by revealing that God saves, God uses people, and God adopts.


Acts 9:1-20

Acts 1-12 For You

Exalting Jesus in Acts

Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Obey God rather than men because God is more powerful, God is for you, and God gives joy. As Christians we must obey God’s command to be bold with our gospel proclamation.


Acts 5:17-42

Exalting Jesus in Acts by Tony Merida

Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary) by Darrell Bock

Ajay Thomas, sermon at Seven Mile Road, Prison & Preaching.

Lasting joy cannot be found in the pursuit of pleasure without God, the pursuit of wisdom without God, or the pursuit of toil without God. True lasting joy is found only in living a God-centered life.


Ecclesiastes 2

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (The NIV Application Commentary) – Iain Provan

We are called to remove the sin within us because our sin affects our relationship with God, our devotion belongs to God, and God’s holiness demands us to do so.


Joshua 7

Joshua (Word Biblical Commentary) by Trent C. Butler

Joshua: People of God’s Purpose (Preaching the Word) by David Jackman

The Lost World of Israelite Conquest by John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton

We can take God at His word by celebrating, praying, and remembering His word.


Genesis 21

Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 2, Genesis 16-50, Gordon Wenham

When we lack control of our tempers we act foolishly. However we can act wisely and control our anger by humbling ourselves before Christ; the one that took on the wrath that we deserved.



The Book of Proverbs (ch. 1-15), (ch. 16-31), Bruce Waltke

Civility in the Public Square, Timothy Keller


All of us have been gifted by God. Yet, we often miss use these gifts when we choose not to serve others because of the cost to us or because we do not think we have much to offer. In this sermon we explore the joy God’s purpose for our Spiritual Gifts offers us.


1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Discerning and Exercising Spiritual Gifts, Timothy Keller

1 Corinthians, David E. Garland

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, Gordon Fee