Steven Medina, Worship Leader
Originally from Salinas, CA, Steven came to know the Lord in August of 1999. Raised in a Catholic home, his newfound relationship with God was surprisingly miraculous and instantaneous. The Lord had saved him at a point in his life when he was questioning God’s love for him as well as others like him. Steven holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California and is Payroll Director of a large Financial Management Company. His ministry goal is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will listen.
Steven’s love for worship is a key element of Dapstep Ministries. Helping bring God’s people into the Holy of Holies is Steven’s desire each and every time He leads worship. “Dios te ama exactamente como eres. Nunca te olvides que El te ama y te ha llamado a salvación que solamente se encuentra en su hijo, Jesucristo.”
David Medina, Pastor
David was saved at the age of five and has been involved in music ministry since age eight. He has tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to “retire” from worship ministry, but in 2011, he realized his life-long dream of music evangelism when Dapstep Ministries was born.
A native of San Francisco, David graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Public Administration and received an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. He is Vice-President of Human Resources for a Federal Credit Union. David declares unashamedly that our Heavenly Father is the GOD of RESTORATION and it does not matter where you are on your journey. God wants you just the way you are – and He wants you now!
“Hoy es el día de salvación. Dios te ama así como eres. Nunca te olvides de Su misericordia.”
Daniel Kuan, Co-Pastor
Daniel was invited to become the Spanish Language Ministry leader at Dapstep Ministries even before he visited his first Dapstep Service. His appearance might be puzzling since he is from Peru, speaks fluent Spanish, but is of Chinese and Japanese heritage. However, Dapstep Ministry leaders were and are convinced that Daniel was hand chosen by God to lead this crucial ministry as we begin to outreach to the Latino and Spanish-speaking LGBTQ community.
Daniel came to the Lord in 1997 after being misled into attending an all-night vigil where the Lord proved He is a God of restoration. Soon afterward, he found a love for and became active in ministry, even serving in the pastorate, until being forced to leave when outed to his church.
Even though Daniel came to know the Lord in his early adulthood, his heart and passion for the Lord competes with the most mature Christian. Along with his husband, Luis, whom he married in 2010, both grew in the Lord at Freedom in Christ Church in San Francisco.
Daniel was ordained to the Ministry in October of 2017 and serves as Co-Pastor of Dapstep Ministries.
Claudia Amador, Fellowship Leader
Claudia joined Dapstep Ministries in the Summer of 2016 as we began Dapstep 2.0. Claudia is originally from Chinandega, Nicaragua, and met the Lord in the same Baptist Church where David Medina served in his early life. In fact, they’ve known each other since their early teens.
Claudia is the embodiment of a woman with a servant’s heart; but this is not a mystery. Claudia’s parents were faithful servants at Primera Iglesia Bautista del Sur in San Francisco for many years and Claudia’s mom has always been instrumental in fellowship ministry. Now, Claudia lives her mother’s example and keeps us fed, prepares the Lord’s Table, and organizes the “Hygiene Bags for the Homeless” project, our very first and exciting community service project.
Claudia has become such a vital, integral part of Dapstep Ministries that it became obvious, very quickly, she would become part of our leadership.
Claudia and her husband, Javier, live in Pinole. They have four children.
El corito antiguo lo dice todo, “¡En las pruebas y en las luchas, la Iglesia sigue caminando!”
Luis Calahorrano, Social Media Leader
“Behind every great man, there is an awesome spouse.” Luis came to Dapstep Ministries as the congregation was courting his husband, Daniel, to serve as Pastor for our Spanish Language Ministry. The Holy Spirit worked mightily through “Louie” in his very first service in August 2016. So much so, that he basically “volunteered” his husband to serve at Dapstep Ministries. That authentic and enthusiastic plea was precisely when Daniel felt the Holy Spirit confirm his calling to our ministry.
In early 2017, Louie began to feel the calling to help in Social Media at Dapstep Ministries. His expertise in website design and management coupled with his desire to serve the Lord were the reasons it became very clear that Louie, along with Bayshta Aguila, would serve as our Social Media Leaders.
We are excited that young people are stepping up to God’s calling in ministry and eagerly await how this ministry unfolds and propels Dapstep Ministries into the social media age.
Louie is the brains behind Dapstep Ministries’ worship service broadcasts finding an amazing solution to our streaming efforts on Facebook Live. The elders at Dapstep Ministries are dreamers; our young people, like Luis and Bayshta, are young people of vision.
Acts 2:17 says, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people… your young will see visions, your old will dream dreams.”
Bayshta Aguila, Social Media Leader
Quite coincidentally, Bayshta came to visit her “Tíos” at Dapstep Ministries on her journey to spiritual reconciliation. The enemy did not make it easy for Bayshta and it would be several weeks after streaming Dapstep Live that she would arrive to church.
Immediately, everyone felt a warm connection to Bayshta as she quickly became part of the church family.
Her Tío David would test her for a few weeks (he wouldn’t give her a nametag) only because this would be the first member of his family to be part of Dapstep Ministries.
Bayshta comes to us with a keen knowledge of Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Along with Luis Calahorrano, she answered the Lord’s calling to serve as our Social Media Leaders; helping us develop an online following as we grow our presence on the Internet.
Bayshta is known for her Afghan tea, which consequently, has become mandatory at every Dapstep event. Her love for people, for music, and for worship are transparent in her every communiqué.
Isaiah 40:31 reads, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Danilo J. Moreno, Advance Team Leader
Danilo came to Dapstep Ministries through his roommate and best friend, Pastor Daniel Kuan. In fact, Danilo was part of the youth group when Pastor Daniel was ousted so many years ago in Peru. Their friendship is ageless.
Anyone who meets Pastor Daniel and Danilo immediately believes they are brothers; and in essence, they are.
We are eager to see how Danilo balances his responsibilities while participating in worship; Danilo is a true worshipper. He is the classic example of one who comes prepared to enter into the Holy of Holies.
We are honored to have him in leadership at Dapstep Ministries.
Salmo 37:4 dice, “Deléitate asimismo en Jehová, y El te concederá las peticiones de tu corazón.