Daniel Longmore

Student Ministries Pastor

I was born while my family lived in St. Paul Nebraska. I have one sister, Leah, who is a year older than I am. We moved to Kearney when I was 12 years old. In high school my life was four-part between the tennis team, baseball, band, and youth group. By the time I was 16 I thought I was destined to become either a band teacher or a professional trombone player. Many doors were open to me in that sphere but every time I tried walking through, God shut them. Eventually it became clear that His call for my life was to go into ministry. He took me to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees for Pastoral/Congregational Leadership. I lived in Chicago for 5 years and in the middle of that time, my girlfriend Ginny (Virginia) graduated from UNMC in Kearney, became a nurse, and we were married in 2013. After graduating from Moody we came to GI Free for my job as youth pastor. We now have two kids, Oakley and Evelyn.


Playing with my kids, drinking coffee, leisurely sports i.e. disc golf and slacklining, watching any and ALL sports.

Favorite Verse:

“I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live, I live by faith in the Son of Man, who died and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20

Favorite book:

The Count of Monte Cristo and Lord of the Rings

Favorite Restaurant:

Portillo’s in Chicago

Favorite Movie:

The Prestige

If you were locked in a store for 24 hours, which store would you choose?

An REI or some outdoors store with a rock-climbing area.