Dana served with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries as a development associate from 2003-2006. He then worked with Mobile County Department of Human Resources as a senior social worker from 2006 to 2008. Dana returned to the Children’s Homes ministry in 2008 to serve as supervisor of social services on the Mobile campus before being promoted to his current position of Regional Vice President (South Alabama).
Dana holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; master’s degrees in Christian education and ministry-based evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Mobile. In addition, Dana is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University. He is also a licensed graduate social worker.
Dana is married to Ashleigh Zirlott from Irvington, Ala., and they have four daughters. He and his family attend First Baptist Church, Tillman’s Corner, in Mobile.