In 2016, Daniel and his wife, Trinity, started Special Strong to empower the mind, body, and spirit of the special needs population. They achieve this through specialized personal training, boot camps, nutrition, brain training and more. Special Strong provides all of these services from a strong Biblical foundation which allows for trainers to share their faith and encourage their clients in their own faith. Since 2016, Special Strong’s has seen their clients grow to live more independent and abundant lives and the team has been able to work with clients affected by autism, Asperger’s, down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, stroke victims, obesity, and many more conditions! While Daniel and Trinity saw how life-changing their work is they also were heartbroken when they would meet families who could not afford their services. Daniel knew this economic barrier had to be removed.
In 2018, Daniel and Trinity partnered with a team of passionate individuals with a heart for the special needs population to create Mighty Shepherd. The name comes from Matthew 9:36 …
“He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.”
Daniel knows that Jesus Christ is a compassionate shepherd who cares for all people, but especially those that the world, unfortunately, does not esteem as they should. With that same compassion, Mighty Shepherd exists to remove the economic hurdle for families needing the services of Special Strong. In the future, we also hope to provide opportunities for mental health counseling, worship, and discipleship.