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Ministry & Speaking

common speaking topics:

The life-changing power of prayer

How to overcome tough seasons in marriage

Parenting a blended family

Creating rest in a busy life

Kingdom-minded generosity

Bold faith to pursue God’s dreams for you

Dana's Story

Dana is a second-generation minister, practically born and raised within the walls of a church as a pastor’s daughter. However, as she so often preaches, you can’t borrow someone else’s faith. Throughout her teenage years, she sought to outrun her upbringing, eventually becoming a teen mother during her freshman year of college at 18. It was in this unexpected twist that she discovered no matter how far you run, God is there at the finish line waiting to bring you home. As she continued her college education, she worked on presidential campaigns, on a trajectory to become what she calls “a real life Olivia Pope from Scandal.” 







As she started a family with her husband Chris, a former NBA player who was radically saved through her testimony, she found a calling higher than politics: people. Today, Dana is a pastor who can speak from experience about the power and purpose that faith brings to our lives. 

Dana says, “My life’s message is all about bridging the gap between real life and God’s transformative love- sometimes by holding people’s hands, and sometimes by lighting a fire.” Dana has traveled around the country sharing her story, and would adore a chance to come and share her heart with you.

I am here to bring out the God-flavors of this earth; shine to bring out the God-colors in the world; be open and generous with my life, prompting others to open up with God, this generous Father in Heaven.”

her personal mission statement is:

– Matthew 5:13-16 (MSG)

She brings these open and generous qualities into her family first, and then to the world of yoga, coaching, pastoring, and more. Dana is married to former NBA player Chris Taft, and together they have 3 children; Kayla, David, and Ethan. They reside in Nashville, TN.

But as God’s grace and redemption worked their way deeply into her heart, she began to feel a shift from serving her own plans to serving others. 

"There is no arrival at perfect, just practice."

– dana taft

message on emotions at oasis church

message on first things first at oasis church

speaker facts

Shares her testimony at fundraisers around the u.s.

Featured on Good Morning America, Today Show, and BET

Expert at emceeing corporate events

You can find Dana leading in front of hundreds Sunday mornings