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"Pastoral Reference - Home Church"

“I can without hesitation or reservation recommend this incredibly gifted young man. I have known Dan for a decade or so, and he is an itinerant musical minister under the covering of our church. He comes with my highest recommendation as he is highly gifted, sweet spirited, anointed, fun, ministry minded, and is always sensitive to whatever audience he is ministering to.

We have had Dan lead worship on Sunday morning's at our church and at our young adult ministry, Tehillah. I have also worked with Dan on all kinds of projects; concerts, retreats, services, and district events over the years. He is a gifted song-writer and artist, and has just released a new CD. It's excellent! I listen to it regularly and incorporate it into my own personal devotional times.

I know your church and your community will truly benefit from this ministry. On a scale of one to ten for ministry excellence and effectiveness, I'd give Dan a twelve! I love this guy...please prayerfully consider having him in to bless your church and/or community.”

Rev. D. Mark Griffin, Pastoral Team Leader
Lakemount Worship Center, Grimsby ON, Canada

- Rev. D. Mark Griffin

"Ontario West DYD"

"Dan Macaulay has lead worship for several of our large events. He is a gifted song writer and musician who is committed to excellence. Dan has a heart after God and a sincere passion to see students and leaders experience the presence of God in worship."

Dave Slater, Youth Director
Western Ontario District - Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
- Dave Slater

"Pastoral Reference - Sr. Pastor"

“Dan is a gifted musician and has the heart of a true worshipper. He has the wonderful ability to LEAD congregations in praise and worship and creates an atmosphere where every generation is able to worship if they so choose. Dan has a great heart and sincerely loves God. He is passionate about ministry that honours Christ. Your church will be blessed!”

Rev. Lyndon Stratton, Senior Pastor
New Life Assembly, Brantford, ON, Canada
- Rev. Lyndon Stratton

"Ontario East DYD"

“I want to highly recommend Dan Macaulay to you as a worship leader. I recently had the opportunity to have Dan and his band lead worship at our District Youth Convention. This event is our largest District event in any given year. Because of this, we choose the best we can for our worship times. Dan and his band proved true to that standard!

Dan has an incredible gifting vocally and instrumentally. He is also incredibly sensitive to both the audience and the Holy Spirit. He showed an ability to draw teens into dynamic worship times that were void of hype, and yet held genuine passion! The feedback I heard following this event from both students and leaders was incredible. As a result of Dan’s excellence, I have invited Dan and his band back to our largest district youth camp in 2006.

Furthermore, not only is Dan a delight to work with on the stage, but he is also extremely pleasurable to work with off the stage. He came as a servant for our agenda. I have nothing but positives to say about him and his team.

I would give my highest recommendations for Dan Macaulay. He would do an excellent job in any size setting. You will not regret inviting him to your event!”

Jeff Hillier, District Youth Specialist
Eastern Ontario District - Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
- Jeff Hillier

"Jeanne Mayo"

I’ve had the privilege of ministering recently with Dan Macaulay at a large youth venue. And it’s my honor to tell you that he is “the real deal.” His music is powerful, anointed, and on point. The teenagers and young adults in the audience connected with him right away. But even more important, it was clear that his heart and intentions were not to “put on a good show.” Even in conversation behind the scenes of the event, his love for Christ and His Church rang out clearly. I recommend him to you with enthusiasm.

Jeanne Mayo
International Youth Communicator and Author
"America's Number One Youth Pastor" - Ministries Today
www.youthsource.com - youthsource.com

"Pastoral Reference - Former Employer"

It is my pleasure to recommend the ministry of Dan Macaulay to your congregation.

Dan and his wife Danielle served on our church staff for four years; Dan served as our Youth and Worship Pastor, and Danielle served as our Children’s Pastor. Dan and Danielle share a deep love for the Lord and His Church. They are committed to growing spiritually and to helping others grow as well. The compelling worship songs Dan has written are beautiful expressions of his passion for the Lord.

Through a unique blend of contemporary and traditional worship songs and his own music, Dan is highly gifted in leading people into the presence of the Lord. He leads worship with great sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and to the congregation. Dan is a great delight to work with during worship services. He is highly perceptive to the flow of a service and always appropriate in his response. Dan is also a highly effective minister of the Word; both our youth and adult congregation looked forward and responded readily to his preaching.

Thank you for your consideration of Dan and Danielle; I highly commend them to you. They are abundantly gifted, deeply committed to Christ, and have the touch of God on their lives. Each time they visit us, we are delighted to see how their ministry gifts have continued to multiply and mature.

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Glenn A. Harvison
Senior Pastor, Harvest Time Assembly of God
Greenwich, CT, USA - Rev Glenn Harvison

"Former AG Southern New England DYD"

“Dan Macaulay, is genuine at capturing the attention of God and an assembly. Anointed songwriter, spirit-led worship leader, and relevant communicator, Dan's gifts will accent your ministry. Without demand, Dan is refreshing, straightforward, and balanced in his presentation to the body of Christ. I highly endorse and recommend Dan's effective ministry. Don’t hesitate to utilize him. Dan Macaulay Ministries is a win - win!”

Rev. Nick Serban III, Pastor
Full Life Assembly of God, Franklin, TN
Former AG Southern New England District DYD
USA - Rev. Nick Serban III

"Student Pastor - Lifecentre"

Dan Macaulay as an incredible gift and passion to lead young and old in a worship experience that will change peoples lives. Serving as a youth Pastor for 10 years I have yet to see someone like Dan with the ablity to engage the crowd and lead them in a worship experience that touches the heart of God. His heart to see people connected to Christ is amazing. His passion to worship is truly inspiring!

Rob McKee
Student Pastor - Lifecentre
Ottawa, ON
www.lifecentre.org - Rob McKee

""Captured Again" CD Review"

Dan Macaulay’s appearance is part Jeremy Camp, part Michael from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. His vocals, on the other hand, range from Mark Schultz to Michael W. Smith to American Idol runner up Clay Aiken. “You Made Me” and “In the Presence”, an FFH-like song are the most radio friendly tracks. Macaulay is one of many who could be successful on CCM radio if signed to a label that will promote him.

Brian A. Smith 1/4/2005
- The Phantom Tollbooth

""Captured Again" CD Review"

Like the title suggests Captured Again is worship that will pull you away from worldly distractions. Dan Macaulay, an independent worship leader, has a captivating and soothing voice that is equally matched with his writing abilities. His lyrical gifts follow in the path of prolific modern worship writers Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman.

Released in October of 2004, Captured Again is a collection of songs written over a period of time dating all the way back to 1996 (“Amazing”), but mostly from 2002 – 2004. All but one song on the album is an original, and the one cover song is “Wonderful Maker”, which was written and recorded by both Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin. The choice of such a simple song (meaning not one of the mega-worship hits that most others cover) is a reflection of the integrity of the album.

Captured Again is a refreshingly authentic worship album, and Macauly’s calming voice instills quietness upon a busy mind. It is as Macaulay describes – “letting Christ capture our attention again.” There is a certain quality in this recording that just draws you out of the hectic and into the peaceful.

The CD also includes an enhanced interactive section with bonus tracks and chord charts in various keys. Many of the resources found on the enhanced portion of the CD can also be found Macaulay’s website at http://www.danmacaulay.com. You can go right to the website and listen to the songs on Captured Again, and at the same time pick up a copy for yourself. If you’re longing for some quiet-time worship you will not find a more fitting and fresh CD as Captured Again.

- Ken W.
- Ken Wiegman


Captured Again is Dan's first full length CD.
(previously a 5 song demo CD was in circulation)

4 songs from This CD are hitting the Christian Radio airwaves in Canada: 'You Make Me', 'Your Love', 'Open Sky' and 'Today'

The first 3 singles having been receiving large amounts of airplay across Canada since their release. Dan has quickly earned a great track record with radio eating up his singles right away. With , "You Make Me" charting at #1 in April 05, "Your Love" at #2 in August 05 and "Open Sky" at #1 in December 05 on the "More Radio" AC CANCON charts Dan has carved-out a place for himself on the Canadian airwaves! The fourth single, "Today" will begin impacting radio APRIL 2006!

Beginning October 18th of 2005 'Open Sky' will also be featured on CMC's worship compilation CD: "Sea to Sea I See The Cross" - the second volume of this highly successful series showcasing the very best in Candian Modern Worship.


Refocusing on Jesus puts all of life back in its proper perspective. According to Dan Macaulay, that’s what it is all about.

Dan’s debut CD, “Captured Again” is all about pulling ourselves away from worldly distractions and focusing on Jesus and Dan Macaulay accomplishes just that in his first full length worship album. With his unique style of fresh, yet familiar, “hooky” pop Dan’s honest and infectious songs capture the listener’s heart and helps bring them into the presence of God.

In May of 2004, when Dan began preparations to record this album, he discussed the songs that would be a part of the project with producers Ken Vandevrie and Paul Scibetta. It became clear to all of them that this album had to be called “Captured Again”, because this title track summed up the entire CD.

Dan says, “I think a worship experience is about pulling ourselves away from the distractions that fill our time and thoughts, and refocusing on Jesus - our first love. When we do that, suddenly we are amazed once again at how awesome He is; everything else fades in importance and life is put back in its proper perspective. The things of earth grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. All of our obsessions are revealed to be garbage compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ.”

This decision to worship God with all of our being and leave our idols and obsessions at the door is a dominant theme throughout the CD and as such, Dan felt it was important to convey this through the CD cover.

He explains, “When I came across the picture of the guy in the suit with the briefcase in front of the lit doorway, I knew it was the front cover. It just reflected the entire sentiment and theme of the album, especially the title track ‘Captured Again’. The reason I like this guy is because he’s busy. He’s got possessions or work in his hand; still he’s very intrigued by the thought of what could be on the other side of that door. He knows there is more to life than everything he has. All he has to do is ‘lay down his idols and reach out,’ walk through the door of worship and into the presence of God. It would be life altering - IF he’ll do it. This guy represents all of us. The picture doesn’t answer the question of whether he’ll do it or not because that is the choice each of us has to make. That ball is in our court!”

Dan’s goal in creating this album was to give everyone an opportunity to be captured again by who Jesus is and wants to be in their lives. The songs are the soundtrack of Dan’s life as a God-Chaser and he hopes as you listen, they might somehow enrich your chase as well.


Feeling a bit camera shy



• Winner of two 2007 Shai Awards!! (Canada's People's Choice Gospel Music Awards)
* 2007 Worship Album of the Year
* 2007 Male Soloist of the Year!

• Has shared the stage with Christian greats; opening for artists like Brian Doerksen, Darrell Evans, Avalon, Geoff Moore and Kevin Max (of DC Talk)!

• Performed on "TCT Alive" on the Total Christian Television Network, broadcast to over 170 countries and over 130 million homes around the globe!

• Performed LIVE on Canada's nationally broadcast "100 Huntley Street" based in Burlington, ON. several times as well as Canada's "The Miracle Channel" based in Lethrbridge AB.

• Performed at the AIR CANADA CENTER in Toronto, ON following an NBA Toronto Raptors / Detroit Pistons Game March 2006!

• Released Captured Again in October 2004 to the rave reviews of worshippers everywhere. Captured Again is nationally distributed (in Canada) by CMC.

• You Make Me, the 1st radio single from Captured Again, charted at ..1 on More Radios AC CANCON chart in April 2005 and the 2nd single, Your Love landed at ..2 on the same chart in August. The 3rd single, Open Sky was ..1 in December and spent 4 months in the top 5

• Dans song Open Sky was selected among thousands of submissions to be a part of CMCs Sea to Sea I See The Cross 2 disc collection of the best Canadian Worship songs. Available in Canada now.

• His original worship songs, particularly Amazing have been recorded numerous times by other artists around the world.

• As one of Canada’s top 5 World Vision Artist Associates Dan continues to be a part of seeing many children sponsored at his concerts.

• Travels extensively in Canada and the U.S. full time; with over 160 performances in 2006 leading worship experiences in churches, youth conventions, camps and retreats as well as concerts and many other events.

• Attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now Masters College & Seminary) in Peterborough ON for 4 years as a Youth Ministries Major.


For over a decade, Dan Macaulay has been leading worship experiences across Canada and the United States. His original songs are making their way across the globe – through worship leaders who have been moved by his music and add it to their play lists as well as being recorded by other artists equally impressed with Dan’s honest and singable worship style. Every week in live meetings, through Christian radio, and by word of mouth, more and more people are taking notice of this emerging modern worship leader. When you hear Dan you’ll know why.

Dan’s transparency comes through on every track. Listening to the CD, you’ll think you’ve interrupted a passionate and personal moment between Dan and God - but you are not interrupting, you’re invited. You are drawn in and made welcome by the simple melodies, pop hooks and fresh lyrics. You are disarmed because he finds a way to express what you’ve always wanted to say to God but haven’t quite been able to put into words and you will find yourself empowered to worship honestly, openly and passionately before God. If you stop to take a look around you at one of Dan’s live shows, you’ll find you’re not alone!

This first full worship CD is something many would say is long overdue. Dan’s four years of Bible College and four years as a full time youth and worship pastor has brought experience and depth to his music. As you listen you’ll be glad he waited. The intensity and honesty of his songs will resonate with you and pull you closer to God. You’ll be handed just the right words to communicate how you feel and compelled to sing along. You’ll be released, convicted, uplifted and moved. But be careful! His music is infectious. When you’re done listening, chances are you’ll walk away humming one of the tunes for days to come.