Dan Kessinger is the son of Bob (deceased) and Doris Kessinger. Though he was born in Michigan, Dan grew up in Roane County, West Virginia. Kessinger received a B.A. in Bible from Ohio Valley College. There, he also met his wife, Mary Amy. They married in 1986, and have two sons DJ and Thomas. DJ was born in 1994, and Thomas in 1999.
He began preaching in 1982 and his first located work was at Belle, WV. He also served as a located preacher at Proctor, WV. Since 1994, Dan has preached for the Dewey Avenue church of Christ in St. Marys, WV. He conducts a weekly radio program in St. Marys and in Spencer, WV. He serves as the director of West Virginia Christian Youth Camp, and has been involved with the camp since 1984. Since 1995, he has enjoyed the distinct privilege of teaching Old Testament History at the WVSOP.
Kessinger has written articles for publications including West Virginia Christian and Gospel Advocate. He has also authored a book entitled A Cloak of Malice. Dan holds various Gospel meetings throughout the area and speaks on lectureship programs regularly.