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Dan’l the Boone Markham


Dan’l C. Markham, Veteran Non-Profit Development Professional, Pastor, Author and Radio Personality, is also  an ordained pastor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, from the Pacific School of Theology, Seattle, WA. and a Masters of Religion course work – Reformed Theological Seminary.

Dan’l currently works as the Director of Church Partnerships for the Everett Gospel Mission. Previously, he served at several global Christian ministries including:

  • Vice President of Development, Life Without Limbs. 
  • Managing Director of Field Services, Joni and Friends International
  • Director of Foundations, Food for the Poor.

Mr. Markham’s literary work includes:

  • Contagious Love – Christ’s clarion call to the church to be inclusive of people affected by disabilities and poverty.
  • Man and the Sea (major contributor) – history of the shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Pacific, the Columbia River Bar.
  • The Cultic Phenomenon: A Revealing Look at Ourselves – explores cults and toxic churches, and the misuse and abuse of religious power. 
  • Dan’l is presently working on a post-Civil War historical novel trilogy – Revenge and Redemption, Territories, and the Salmon Wars.  

Dan’l and Contagious Love are featured on Keep the Faith Radio.

Dan’l and his wife Colette live on Big Lake in Washington State where they are restoring their 1906 sawmill worker’s cabin and developing a small farm.  Dan’l likes early morning Bible devotions, prayer walks, reading, writing, preaching & teaching along with riding a Harley on the open road.  His passion is to see the presence of Christ and Christ’s Kingdom grow in individuals, churches, and communities. He has seven grown daughters and eight grandchildren which in itself is a reason for a stong prayer life. 

Steven Appel


Mr. Appel is a 20-year veteran in the secular media industry and has spent the past 17 years as Director of Communications for three different global Christian ministries.

Working in the Hollywood secular media, Steven worked with personalities such as Kevin Costner, Melissa Ethridge, Larry King, and media companies such as Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, CNN, FOX News, etc. Mr. Appel cut his media teeth with the industry’s best.

At the age of 35 Steven accepted Jesus as his personal savior, finished up his secular career, and consequently committed his life to serving the Lord. Over the last seventeen years Mr. Appel has served as Director of Communications at the global ministries of Joni and Friends International Disability Center (Joni Eareckson Tada), Life Without Limbs (Nick Vujicic), and Community Bible Study, aka CBS.

As a media expert in communications, Mr. Appel has produced international radio and television broadcasting programs as well as social media and video campaigns.  In between assignments Steven created one of the very first iPhone apps for video production called SPLICE. This hugely successful app was purchased by GoPro in 2017 which is integrated into the GoPro ecosystem and is used by millions around the world.

Mr. Appel enjoys bridging the gap between art and commerce, as well as bridging the gap between Jesus and those yet to believe.

His hobbies include woodworking, mountain biking, boating, and yes even gardening