Pastor Dan Lyons began his ministry at Maple Springs in July 2019. As an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, he has served six other churches since 1996. The Rev. Dr. Lyons earned degrees from Appalachian State University (BS in History), Duke University (Master of Divinity), and United Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).
Pastor Dan met his wife Krista at Appalachian during their student involvement in the Wesley Foundation Student Ministry Center. They have been married over 25 years and have three children.
Pastor Dan is an avid reader of history and theology. He enjoys gardening and woodworking. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Camp Tekoa, Inc., a multisite outdoor summer camp and retreat ministry based in Hendersonville, NC.
Pastor Dan’s passion in ministry is making disciples of Jesus Christ and teaching them the historic faith in our Wesleyan context.