Dr. Dan Tyler
» Personal Information
Born on November 27, 1953, in Orlando, FL. He resides in
Apopka with his wife, Renee'. They have two adult
daughters and three grandsons, all of whom are active
in church ministry. His hobbies include music and exploring
new places. During his travels, he has collected more than
350 eagle replicas and over 250 coffee mugs from around
» Ministerial Experience
He began traveling with his evangelist father in 1965 at the age of twelve. He entered the music ministry in 1968 at the age of fifteen. He was licensed into the Gospel ministry on February 22, 1970; Orlando, Florida and Ordained on October 8, 1972; Orlando, Florida
Dr. Tyler's theme song is "To Be Used Of God." That has been his prayer since 1965. He has ministered in all 50 states, conducted 35 mission trips around the world, visited Washington, DC, 70 times, endorsed 20 military chaplains, trained clergy in 83 countries, pastored a church of 350, and financially sponsored missionaries around the world.
He speaks in public 3-7 times a week and is introduced often as a “pastor to pastors.” In October 2001, he was deployed to the still-burning World Trade Center by the Justice Department during operation "PENTTBOMB." He served two days at ground zero, two days at the temporary morgue, and seven days at the Staten Island Joint Task Force Recovery Operation during the searched for evidence, personal belongings, and human remains. In 2016 he served as a chaplain at the Orlando Pulse Terror Attack Investigation Center, ministering to 500 federal agents and 1,500 other LE officers from 28 agencies.
» Military & Chaplaincy Experience
Resident Chaplain – Federal Law Enforcement Academy: January 2019, January 2018, January 2016, January 2015, October 2011, January 2011, May 2006, February 2003, and January 1996.
Chaplain, Lieutenant, City of Apopka Police Department
May 1990 - May 1999
Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel, Florida Wing – U. S. Air Force Aux., 1988 - 1996
Religious Education Specialist, US Army, 1974 - 1980
» Professional Education
Doctor of Ministry, North Florida Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida, 1989
Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), Liberty Christian College,
Pensacola, Florida, 1986
Bachelor of Science, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1980
Bachelor of Religious Education, International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, 1980
» Other Training
Federal Chaplains In-service Training: Norman, OK, August 2018, LE Academy, June 2016; LE Academy, Nov 2015; Atlanta, GA, Jul 2009; LE Academy, Sep 2007; Seattle, WA, Aug 2004; Spokane, WA, Jul 2003; Philadelphia, PA, Jun 1999; San Jose, CA, Jul 1996; Birmingham, AL, Jul 1995; LE Academy, Sep 1993.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Training: LE Academy, 1995; ICPC Seminar, 1993; Basic certification with ICISF - July 2003
Certified Senior Chaplain: International Conference of Police Chaplains, 1995
Graduate of the United States Air University National Staff College: Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, 1991
» Positions Held
Vice-President - International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, 1971 – 1988
President and Senior Minister - International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida 1988 to Present
Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agent - Armed Forces Chaplains Board - Department of Defense, 1989 to Present, a position that carries a GS-15 Equivalency.
Federal Law Enforcement Chaplain – Tampa Division, 1993 to Present. Southern Region (8 states) Chaplain Representative, Oct 2019 to Present
Founding Pastor - New Vision Community Church, Plymouth, Florida, September 1996 to Present
Military Chaplains Association of the U. S. A.
National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces
International Conference of Police Chaplains - Life member
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member
» Awards & Honors
Elected To Board of Directors, Super Channel 55 Television & Majesty Building, Oct 2022.
Letter of Appreciation, Service As FBI Southern Region Chaplain, FBI Chaplain Program Manager, Jul 2022
Elected to Board Of Directors, Love A Child, Inc., America’s 25th Largest Non-Profit, June 2022
Letter of Appreciation As Resident Chaplain, FBI Academy, FBI Chaplain Program Manager, March, 2022
72nd Trip To Washington, DC, March, 2022
Started Online Services with 152,000 views, March 22, 2020.
Speaker, National Conference On Ministry To The Armed Forces, Jan, 2019
Speaker, Law Enforcement Academy, Quantico, VA, with record attendance.
Keynote Speaker, Federal LE Training, Norman, OK, Aug, 2018
Pulse Terror Attack Certificate Of Appreciation, FBI Orl, Aug, 2017
Letter of Appreciation, FBI Deputy Assistant Director, March, 2016
Service Award from FBI Director James Comey, May, 2014
Speaker, 911 Ten Year City Wide Ceremony, Sep 11, 2011
Life Member, Veterans Of Foreign Wars, Apopka Post 10147, Oct, 2010
Regional Director, Sonshine Network Ministries, September, 2008
Elected to T. L. Lowery Global Board Of Executive Elders, March, 2008
Distinguished Service Medal, Bronx Chaplaincy of NYC, Nov, 2006
Outstanding Service Award, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, May, 2005
Honorary Chaplain, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, March, 2005
Lifetime Achievement Award, New Vision Church, Nov, 2003
Certificate of Appreciation, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, June, 2003
World Trade Center Onsite FBI Chaplain, October, 2001
Certificate of Appreciation, ICPC (Police Chaplains), Mar, 2001
Published by Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy, October, 2000
Certificate of Recognition, FBI EAP, June, 1999
Rebecca Tyler, Key To The City Of Apopka, Mayor John Land, Sep 1998
Award of Appreciation: “Operation About Time" FBI, Dec, 1996
Started New Vision Church with 28 people, Sep, 1996.
Private Meeting FBI Director Louis Freeh, Washington, Dec, 1995
Key to the City of Apopka, Jun 1993, from Mayor John Land
Letter of Appreciation, President of the United States, 1993
Award of Appreciation, Apopka Police Department, 1993
Outstanding Faculty Member, International. Seminary, 1992, 1993
Southeast Region CO Commendation, USAF Auxiliary, 1992
Gill Robb Wilson Award, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1992
Apopka Police Department Commendation, 1991
Membership in the Holy Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator, 1990
Outstanding Chaplain of the Year, Florida Wing, USAF Aux., 1990
Certificate of Appreciation, Navy Chief of Chaplains Office, 1989
Certificate of Appreciation, Florida Wing - US Air Force Aux., 1989
Dr. Dan Tyler, Key to the City of Apopka, Jun1989, from Chief Of Police Tom Collins
Rev. Glenn E. Tyler, Key To The City Of Apopka, April 1984, from Mayor John Land
Moved from Brewer Center, Orlando, to Northwest Orange County, 1982.
Various other civic, military, and religious awards