Daniel Ritchie

Appearing at
Real Faith for the Real World Teen Track

About

We’re excited to welcome Daniel Ritchie to our Worldview TEEN Track in 2023.

Though Daniel Ritchie was born without arms, he rejoices that God is glorified in his difference and has given him a thriving life.

Daniel typically speaks to over 200,000 people every year – sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, and also sharing what he has learned from being born visibly different.

Daniel says, “God has shaped my perspective to pursue a full life because I am defined by Him, and His grace – rather than seeing myself as the sum of two empty sleeves, or finding my value in the eyes of the critical opinions of the world. It is my joy to encourage others, and provide them with the hope of Christ. My circumstances are unchanging, as are many of yours. And if God has brought me to a place of contentment and joy in this very visible difference to the watching world – which affects every day in public or private – then He is most able to do the same for anyone else.”

Daniel resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with Heather --- his wife of 15 years. They have two children – Teague (son) and Elliot Hayes (daughter). They love football, the beach, traveling, and Friday night “pizza and movie” nights.

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