I’m Danny Spears. Born in in a small town in western Kentucky, I was raised in the Apostolic Oneness Pentecostal tradition. At age 18, after accepting the fact I’m gay, I took a several years break from organized religion. During my travels  from Kentucky to Texas to Pennsylvania to Georgia, I developed an on again, off again relationship with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).

That relationship with MCC–and the God of my understanding–deepened in 1999 when I made the decision to leave my career as a Financial Manager and pursue licensure and ordination in MCC. Since my ordination in 2001, I have been honored to pastor 2 churches, MCC of Corpus Christi (Texas) for 5 and a half years, Holy Covenant MCC (Brookfield, IL) for the past 6-plus years, and I’m now pastor at MCC of Northern Virginia in Fairfax, VA.

For the past 17 years I have been blessed with the love and support of my spouse, Richard. We share our home with our two cats, Powder and Tony. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, writing, and exercise (in varying orders, depending on my mood).

On this blog, I plan to focus primarily on life issues as they relate to our spiritual/religious journeys. The opinions I share are mine, and do not necessarily reflect those of the church I serve. I also hope my posts encourage healthy and positive reflection and discussions. Blessings on your journey,


3 thoughts on “About

  1. I found your blog through the UUpdates website. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts, but want to invite you to visit my blog as well. I am not ordained, but am a UU who occasionally serves as pulpit guest at our church in Memphis, TN. I have some of my sermons, as well as “personal musings on life and its challenges”, posted on my blog.

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