Daniel Mingo is the Founder and Ministry Director of Abba’s Delight, Inc. based in Louisville, KY. Abba’s Delight is a Christian ministry which assists born-again believers and families and friends of those who are gay-identified, resolve the conflict of the effects of homosexuality on their lives. Pastors and church staves receive assistance as well in ministering to those in their congregations whose lives have been impacted by homosexuality. Daniel became a born-again Christian at age 17, yet for nearly 30 years secretly involved himself in homosexual activity through anonymous encounters.
Intensely pursuing discipleship in Jesus while dying to the temptations of same sex attractions proved a monumental internal conflict, yet Daniel neither took on a gay identity nor immersed himself in the gay culture. Realizing he had been feeding a sexual addiction for nearly 30 years, Daniel went into recovery in 1993 through mentor counseling and attending support/recovery group meetings, and continues that overcoming process today.
Daniel served for 4 ½ years as the Louisville Branch Director of CrossOver, Inc beginning in 2003, then established Abba’s Delight in April 2008, which serves the Louisville, KY and Southern IN areas. Both ministries were Exodus International member ministries at one time. In ministry, Daniel relies on the Bible as the inerrant Word of God; the leading of the Holy Spirit; his 20+ years of experience pursuing his own sexual addiction recovery and purity; and the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit to change, and more perfectly conform, His saints to the image of Jesus.
Daniel and his wife, Fran, were married in 1983 and have three adult sons.