His zeal for the Lord has led him on an incredible journey from his first pastorate of a small rural Methodist Church in a coal-mining town outside of Johnstown, PA, to the co-founding of a large interdenominational and multiracial inner-city church in Pittsburgh, with Bishop Joseph Garlington and Pastor Dennis Carlson.
As worship leader at the first outdoor Jesus Festivals numbering over 50,000, in the mid seventies, or in his present apostolic ministry speaking in churches, conferences, colleges, and men's and women's gatherings for leaders or intercessors in many nations, Dale's enthusiasm and hunger for God is contagious. His wisdom, maturity, and genuine spiritual concern for others have caused many to regard him as a "spiritual father" in the Lord. His insightful teaching has inspired and blessed thousands around the world.
Dale's insatiable passion for intimacy with God led to the writing of his first book, The Secret Place, Passionately Pursuing God's Presence. This best-seller has blessed and encouraged many Christians to seek a closer walk with God. The sequels, The Hidden Kingdom, Journey Into the Heart of God and Spirit Wind, The Ultimate Adventure are making a significant impact upon the Church.