Founded by Daniel Duval, BRIDE Ministries is a revolutionary, non-denominational Christian Church that provides its members with teachings on the Kingdom of God, Inner Healing, Deliverance, and Spiritual Warfare. As a 508(c)1(a), BRIDE Ministries is centered on the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
BRIDE Ministries started as a small newsletter published by founder Daniel Duval, and in 2010, after releasing the book Noah’s Ark and the End of Days, Dan launched the first rendition of BRIDE’s website. Dan realized that he had tapped into something special when he started his online podcast – Discovering Truth with Dan Duval – because he could reach people who felt as though they didn’t fit into the Christian community.
In 2016 Daniel Duval launched BRIDE Ministries Church which was initially known as The Fire Place Church. The church has grown rather quickly and currently serves over 600 attendees who tune into the innovative online Sunday services, bible study sessions, and prayer groups offered by the Ministry.
This past July, BRIDE Ministries expanded their reach and launched a self-deliverance portal, making it the first of its kind and offering many advanced prayer resources. The portal also allows users to set up meetings with Dan and other BRIDE Ministries Coaches to receive personalized prayer, ministry, and additional guidance.
Under the guidance and direction of Daniel Duval, BRIDE Ministries has been helping followers of Jesus Christ through powerful teaching and cutting-edge revelation. BRIDE Ministries seeks to educate people regarding the truth of the kingdom of darkness, equip believers with effective strategies to confront the kingdom of darkness with the power of the Kingdom of God, offer a platform for community development centered on the word of God, and promote unity in the body of Christ through demonstrating the pursuit of the belief system of Jesus.
Our interview with Daniel Duval: Executive Director of BRIDE Ministries
Question: What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Daniel Duval: I love God, my wife, my family, and this world with fearless passion. I believe in people, and I fight for people. I believe that the highest way to live is to live a life motivated by love and not fear.
Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Daniel Duval: The most impactful lesson I learned from failure came when I was going into my senior year in college. I had worked on a research project all summer and was very confident in communicating on it. Let’s just go ahead and say I was outright prideful. While other students involved in the program were putting together extensive slides and doing lots of preparation, I decided to skip it. I made about 5 or 6 notecards. I was very certain that I would have an outstanding performance, and with minimal preparation, I would get a bonus scratch to my ego. When it came time to present, my mind went completely blank. Having nothing but poorly detailed notecards to rely on, I got through the notecards in about 3 minutes. The presentation was supposed to be 10 to 15 minutes, so I decided to start over. Since my mind was completely blank, I couldn’t pull any other information out of my brain other than what was on the notecards, which meant I gave the same lame explanation twice and ended early. My professor that oversaw the research project sat in the back of the room, just shaking his head. No one was impressed. I felt terrible. Plus, I had to sit through my professor’s “constructive feedback” as a follow-up. Of course, everything came back to me as soon as the pressure was off. It was an epic fail. I learned that it doesn’t pay to be underprepared and that pride is terribly deceiving.
Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Daniel Duval: I am proud of a lot of things that I have been blessed to accomplish in my life. However, the relationship that I share with Jesus has to be at the top of my list. This relationship has led to an incredibly balanced life and the creation of the BRIDE Ministries platform. It has also led me into an incredibly successful coaching business, a successful author, podcaster, trainer, and an international speaker. This work has been the culmination of the years of my life leading up to it. Tens of thousands of lives around the earth have been blessed because of what God has done, and to me, that is something to be proud of.
Question: What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Daniel Duval: I like to look at time as an investment, regardless of how it is spent. Early in my ministry, I focused an excessive amount of time on those who needed help rather than on training and raising others who could also help. Building and releasing leaders is a requirement in any organization, but especially in the church. One person can only minister to so many people before they run out of hours in the day. It took me time to transition to a place where I could pull back and focus more energy on training and releasing other leaders. I don’t see this as a complete waste of time, though, because much of what I am able to impart to up and coming leaders has been derived from my years of focus on those that I was directly responsible for helping. However, there are consequences to trying to do ministry without a strong team. I had to walk through a series of painful personnel problems. I see some of these as avoidable. The journey has taught me that training, strong relationships, and communication with employees and other leaders is not an option. It is necessary to forgo the temptation to invest my time into others’ needs if the tradeoff is the training and empowerment of other leaders.
Question: Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Daniel Duval: In my studies, I am an avid user of www.biblegateway.com and www.blueletterbible.org. These tools allow me to effortlessly deep dive into the Word of God. I find them to be invaluable to my teaching ministry. Many Bible studies help, but these happen to be my favorite.
Question: What is your favorite hobby and why?
Daniel Duval: Can dating your wife be a hobby? I hope so! I work very hard, but my wife just so happens to be my best friend. When I have free time, I like to steal her away. We share many common interests, and I find that regardless of the specific activity, time spent with her is hugely rewarding, both emotionally and psychologically. As they say, happy wife, happy life!
Question: What excites you the most about your industry right now?
Daniel Duval: As a leader in the Christian sphere, the impact is always at the forefront of what excites. When I watch people’s lives transition for the better because of their relationship with Jesus Christ, I get extremely excited. Leading people into deeper and more meaningful relationships with God opens them up to inner healing and deliverance. Few “industries” offer such a direct path to impacting people’s lives for the better. I deeply enjoy serving people through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Question: What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Daniel Duval: I’d say my greatest concern right now is related to perception. In any industry, there will be bad apples. There has been and continues to be, a string of ministers getting exposed for actual crimes, some involving child trafficking. When people see unfortunate circumstances like this, the tendency is to draw broad conclusions. People may see three stories about youth pastors getting indicted for crimes against minors and conclude that the whole church cannot be trusted. In my opinion, the fact that people are getting caught in heaven’s justice and that God is trying to make the body of Christ a safe place by exposing criminals and ensuring that they cannot continue to hurt people. However, this places a burden upon those of us who have pure hearts, as we are often left with the responsibility of answering to people for the crimes of those with a similar job description. When a person has been hurt or offended in church for whatever reason, it often becomes the next church’s job; they attend to right the wrongs they have endured. The good news is that while Jesus Christ has been misrepresented by many religious leaders throughout the past 2000 years, he is still saving souls and changing lives anyway.
Question: What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Daniel Duval: This is a tough question. I have taken many risks in my life. However, the risk that has cost me the most is saying yes to Jesus when he called me to help the brokenhearted. Specifically, he gave me the mandate to reach out and support survivors of extreme trauma, which includes individuals from Satanic Ritual Abuse backgrounds. In taking up this mandate, I have been the target of slander, libel, and accusation, not only from other Christians but from the very people I have dedicated my life to helping. I have undergone enough betrayal and rejection in pursuing this calling to last a lifetime. Yet, in many ways, I still feel as though I am only getting started. Helping others and daring to solve problems that don’t have readily available (and proven) solutions is a major risk. Nonetheless, the passion that God has put in my heart far outweighs the cost that I have personally paid for pursuing this path. To me, the reward of a life transformed far outweighs the personal risk that I am taking.
Question: Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Daniel Duval: This question is easy: morning prayer. If I take the first part of my day and give it over to God, God goes before me and ensures that my day is maximally productive. I avoid so much unnecessary calamity, frustration, and set-back by covering my day in prayer at the outset. This small habit has become an indispensable staple in my life. When I teach others about the power of morning prayer, I always get incredible testimonies coming back. People can track and quantify how much better their days get when they begin to put this small habit in place.
Question: What tips do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Daniel Duval: The Bible says that we are to humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand, and he will exalt us in due season. When it comes to Christianity, promotion comes from the Lord. When we try to promote ourselves and make it more about us than about God, we are in trouble. The Bible says that a man’s gift will make room for him and take him before great men. When we are faithful to what God asks of us, demonstrate a habitually positive attitude, right submission where appropriate, and the maintenance of a vital relationship with Jesus Christ year after year, promotion is guaranteed. We will land ourselves in the middle of exactly what God created us to do.
Question: What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Daniel Duval: The Bible. Every book I have ever read that significantly impacted me in Christianity was based on the lessons, principles, and revelation found in the Bible. The Bible continues to be a source of life, a source of revelation, and a source of answers for me. It is truly the Word of God. It is God’s guidebook to the supernatural. It is the best-selling book in the world year after year with good reason. It changes lives, and I fully expect it to continue to challenge, impact, and shape me all the days of my life.
Question: Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
Daniel Duval: This is a fun question. I am going to have to lean towards common sense. I honestly think that it is helpful to have both at the same time! However, when people are intelligent but have no common sense, they can be very difficult to deal with. They often over-engineer solutions, they can be argumentative and a bit bullish when dealing with others. When people have common sense and lack intelligence, they are much easier to manage, even if they don’t bring much to a brain-storming session. People who believe themselves to be intelligent but have little common sense can be time-consuming and can inadvertently suck the air out of a room if they aren’t careful. Being the type of person that likes to get things done, I prefer not to get bogged down in unnecessary details, too many opinions, and objections based on supposition or arrogance. Having said this, if a person lacks intelligence, they are unlikely to find themselves involved in our senior leadership. I need critical thinkers around me!
Question: What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Daniel Duval: As much as I love what I do for a living, the perfect day is a day off where everything goes right. I am a very driven person, but I do it very well when it comes time to vacation and unplug. I enjoy time off when I have nothing to do and nowhere to go and a whole day to float in that space. Years ago, when I wasn’t nearly as busy, I would consider the perfect day to be a day where an opportunity to minister was afforded to me. So, I am comfortable with the idea that a perfect day for each of us will change depending on the season of life that we are in.