Danny Cortez is a co-pastor of New Heart, a church that was dismissed from the Southern Baptist Convention for adopting a Third Way approach on disputable areas of theology and practice, especially in regards to LGBTQ inclusion. He co-founded My Refuge House, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit ministry that restores survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse. He currently serves as a board member of Q Christian Fellowship (formerly known as The Gay Christian Network). He also works with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Association (NQAPIA) to help API families toward acceptance of their queer family members. He is also involved with the Union of Affirming Christians. He serves regularly as a hospice chaplain with Evergreen Hospice. He earned his master of divinity at Talbot Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Arrow Leadership, BC, Canada. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Abby and their four children.
In February of 2014, I delivered a sermon to my Southern Baptist church, sharing that I had changed my mind on same sex marriage. I no longer believed that Scripture taught that it was wrong to be in a gay or lesbian relationship.