Dan Livingston was raised in Auburndale, FL where he married his childhood sweetheart, Cathy, in 1980. Three weeks after their marriage and his completion of Bible College they moved from Central Florida to the Bronx, New York to begin their marriage and their ministry.
As a young couple in their early twenties, this was the most exciting time in their life. Pastor Dan served as Pastor of Evangelism at Love Gospel Assembly in the south Bronx from 1980 to 1984. They then traveled throughout the country establishing evangelistic outreaches within local churches and establishing leadership to take over and continue the ministry. In 1990 Pastor Dan and Cathy pioneered The Lighthouse Ministries Worship Center which is a powerful church in the inner city of Cincinnati, OH. Pastor Dan and Cathy then moved to Pensacola, FL where he became the Senior Pastor of First Assembly of God from 1994 to 1997.
In the spring of 1998, they began a new work in their home. That work eventually led to the opening of Tranformation Church. The church is a multi-racial, multi-cultural congregation made up of people from many walks of life. The church is built on vibrant worship, the power of God’s Word, and the understanding that we must take the powerful message of the gospel to all who are hurting and broken.
A real burden in the heart of Pastor Dan and Cathy are fallen and hurting ministers and their families. Having gone through a serious situation in the height of their ministry, they have a full understanding of the attacks that ministers fall under today. Out of these circumstances, Pastor Dan started a ministry called Pastor to Pastor. Pastor to Pastor is an outreach designed to help prevent failure and burnout in the lives of pastors and ministers. If there is a failure, the ministry looks to bring healing and restoration to the minister and his or her family. Pastor to Pastor also looks at how to keep the local church today strong and together during a time of restoration and transition.
Pastor Dan and Cathy have two children of their own, Natalie and Brad. Natalie is married to Phil Battist and both are active in various ministries in the church. They have a daughter named Olivia. Brad is the Student Pastor/Associate Pastor as well as a musician and oversees the Media Ministry of Transformation Church. Pastor Brad is married to his wife Ashley who is involved in various ministries and has a passion for Student Ministry. They have a son named Jabyn. Pastor Dan and Cathy also have two Vietnamese children, Cindy and Tommy. Cindy is married to Anthony Tregoning and they have a beautiful daughter named Alexyah. Cindy, Anthony, and Tommy are also involved in various aspects of the ministry.