The Life and Legacy of Dan Celia

1 Chronicles 12:32 commends the sons of Issachar for their “understanding of the times.”

In this tribute to the life and legacy of Daniel J. Celia, family, friends, and staff share their memories, love, and admiration for Dan’s passion for the gospel and his desire to be “as a son of Issachar.” Join us as we celebrate the incredible work Jesus accomplished through Dan’s life and as we honor his continuing legacy.

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McCorkle Pamela April 29, 2022 - 3:56 PM

A wonderful example of a Christian man, father, and servant of Jesus. He will be missed.

Agripina Garza May 1, 2022 - 9:24 AM

God is faithful. Love you Dan and family. All for the Kingdom. Thank you for your faithful Service.💖

Tim August 31, 2022 - 3:31 AM

What an awesome documentary, and a Godly example of what a Christian man looks like.

Agripina Garza May 1, 2022 - 9:31 AM

The ministry is one of a kind. I was wondering if it would be possible to have his voice saying something after or before a program on radio aw part of the legacy. On his radio we hear President Reagan for example. Just a thought. Blessings and prayers.

FISM Admin May 17, 2022 - 8:28 AM

Thank you Agripina for that suggest we will pass it on to are team for sure! And thank you for your support!

Marjorie Clowney May 2, 2022 - 3:45 PM

I started listening to Dan three years ago but I knew nothing about the market or how to save money. I thought you had to have a lot of money to be an investor in the stock market but Dan made saving money easy even if you don’t have much to start with.
I m now able to save on a regular schedule. I think God for Dan and for giving him great financial wisdom and understanding how to help people who don’t have a lot of money. I miss hearing his voice very much on my radio and I miss eagerly waiting for the wisdom that he received from the Lord Jesus. May God bless Dan’s family always for sharing him with the rest of us.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:05 AM


Sue Brown May 11, 2022 - 2:24 PM

I started listening a year ago, I didnt get to speak personally, but Dan mentioned one of my comments on air! I felt connected to him, & have learned alot. I feel privileged & blessed by the ministry. Thank you For the tribute, truly moving!!

Phyllis Yarborough May 20, 2022 - 7:15 PM

Thank you for sharing a small part of Dan’s life with us! I miss his voice and wisdom and encouragement that he gave daily on the air! I can’t wait to meet him in heaven one day ! God bless you all & God speed in your future endeavors to carry on his legacy! ❤️🙏🏻

Ed Winslow May 6, 2022 - 4:56 PM

This is a such a wonderful tribute to Dan’s life. Í’ve been listening ti Finacial Issues for over 9 years now and will really miss Dan. I’m so glad he had the foresight and opportunity to build FISM into what it is today. I’m sure God will continue to use FISM to build upon Dan’s passion and love for our Lord Jesus!

Alesia May 6, 2022 - 6:26 PM

Beautiful tribute. Dan was an absolute gift from God. He gave me such financial insight during the Covid crisis

Sandy Glenn Brown May 10, 2022 - 7:56 AM

Oh what a beautiful tribute. Well done! I found Dan and Financial Issues about 2 years ago through the radio program and the teaching and testimony will stay with me indefinitely. Dan’s passion was so palpable; for Jesus and MY financial situation. My heart is truly broken at the loss but rejoice knowing Dan is with Jesus. I continue to pray for the family and those at Financial Issues. Thank you for sharing.

Donnie Erwin May 12, 2022 - 8:31 PM

Dan was such an inspiration to Me with his strong non wavering Faith! I,’m Pray every day to be faithful and follow God in a way that would be pleasing to Him . And that’s what Dan preached Daily ,Such a wonderful Man of God!

FISM Admin May 17, 2022 - 8:23 AM

Thank you Donnie for your kind words and support.

Richard Lugar April 29, 2022 - 4:26 PM

Dan, such a godly man, has impacted my life through his testimony, advice and friendship. I continue to eagerly anticipate his continuing legacy and its impact will have for me. I continue in prayer for his ministry.

Victoria M. April 29, 2022 - 4:28 PM

Dan would tell it like it was on the Radio. God’s Truth.. Miss hearing him daily. Praying for his families huge Loss. Victoria M.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:07 AM

Much liked

Bonnie Owen April 29, 2022 - 5:18 PM

I met Dan and Yvonne several years ago at a town hall event several years ago when I was a new partner. Dan was genuinely concerned about me and all of his listeners. He shared godly financial wisdom as well as his devotion of and obedience to Christ. I am thankful for his vision for the ministry God called him to, and look forward to FISM’s continued influence. I am praying for you all.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:09 AM

We’re in prayer also, thanks for sharing

Karen Hays April 29, 2022 - 5:54 PM

I still look for him to come on the radio daily. He is missed so much. Dan was a huge encouragement to me and our family. Praying for his family during this time.

Fran Raszmann April 29, 2022 - 8:08 PM

I only discovered Dan about a year and a half ago when his program came to the Shepherd Radio Network station that opened in Orlando. I began listening most every day and have been greatly blessed and educated. Hearing about his conference in the Woodlands last summer, I was able to recommend it to my relative in ministry nearby that area, and he attended. Dan is greatly missed, but what a testimony his life was, and God will continue to use the good work that Dan began, because it belongs to the Lord, not Dan.

Michael Catoe May 9, 2022 - 9:58 PM

I have so appreciated Dan’s heart for serving our Lord. What a wonderful ministry God used him to build and in His timing moved in Dan’s life to touch millions of us to use God’s money to further His kingdom. We owe Dan and his family a huge debt of gratitude for giving of themselves for God’s glory. Praying for you and the FISM team.

Kathryn Oakes April 29, 2022 - 8:11 PM

Thank you so much for this video and insight into Dan’s life. He helped me so much with my investing after my husband’s passing. I really enjoyed listening to his advice to other people and looked forward to his program every day. Praying for the future success for the FISM family in Dan’s memory. Thank you.
Kathy Oakes

Wesley Hines “from Georgia” April 29, 2022 - 8:55 PM

Even though I never met Mr. Dan in person, I considered him a mentor and role model for me. He was always so helpful with my financial questions and with helping me get started in investing. With that being said, I am missing his teaching on biblical truths more than anything. In this world in which we live with so many distractions, Dan stayed rooted and grounded in the Word of God and having his voice reminding me each morning during hectic work days to remain steadfast and to repent before God each day was a great encouragement and accountability for me. I strive to be a man that stands for God’s Word and a doer of His Word like Dan is. He inspired me more than I can put into words. I look forward to meeting him in glory someday.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:16 AM

Super liked, thanks

Chanon Bishop April 29, 2022 - 10:05 PM

For many years my husband listened to Dan he studied his financial strategy , he would come home and tell me about this Dan Celia and how wonderful he was at financial issues and how he vetted his companies he invested in and about Samaritans Ministry. Our insurance had gotten so outrageous and my husband kept saying Dan says this is a Christian medical sharing program we should switch too. I refused to commit for several years but finally gave in to the idea. I was so afraid of not being INSURED . It was very scary for two people In Their 50s but I submitted to my husbands request. We switch in December of 2020 and on September 19 my husband had an airplane accident that almost killed him. When we left the hospital I didn’t know how we could ever pay our hospital bills and knew nothing about the process of Samaritans. They were amazing Dan was right it’s a ministry in itself they paid all the bills and most every check had a prayer for our family along with it. Which we coveted !!!! I tell this story to say one of our shares ( checks )was from Dan and his wife). I Thought how amazing is this , the man who vetted this company also Trusted them enough to use them as well. We will miss his wisdom and Godly counsel as I’m sure many will.
Thank you for being the light

Donna Metzger April 29, 2022 - 10:35 PM

We are truely thankful to Dan for all of his insightful investment information he gave us on how to invest biblical correct. We looked forward to listening to him every morning. And he inspired us with his love for God. Thank you Dan and may God bless you

Cathy Peterson April 29, 2022 - 10:58 PM

I too only discovered Dan a couple of years ago and I am so lucky for the opportunity to have been blessed by his knowledge, wisdom, and his faith. The world has lost a true hero to we Christians. I miss my mornings with Dan…I look forward to my mornings with Shana though.

Cris Walters April 29, 2022 - 10:58 PM

I miss you Dan! What a blessing he was to many of us. Heart felt sympathy to his family. May GOD comfort you at this time, as only he can.

Lupe Flores April 30, 2022 - 12:27 AM

When I first heard Dan speak on finances, I felt that he had Biblical wisdom and understanding of the financial world. After viewing Dan’s legacy, I understand why he was so blessed; because he lived his life as Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” God bless the Family and Financial Issues.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:20 AM

God bless FISM

Tom Bazzell April 30, 2022 - 7:27 AM

This is such an amazing tribute to the life of a truly Godly man. Dan was such a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding no matter the subject. Obviously, most of us at first were drawn to FISM for Godly financial advice. Little did we know at that time what an awesome, sold out for Jesus mentor, leader, teacher and minister of God’s word he would become to us.
Each time Roxann & I met Dan at town halls, we were amazed at how approachable, humble and available he made himself to the audience.
The quality and production of this tribute is just one more testament to the life and legacy Dan leaves. The wonderful people Dan surrounded himself with at FISM is incredible.
May God continue to bless the Celia family & FISM.

Bryan Dallas April 30, 2022 - 1:20 PM

I enjoyed the tribute to Dan, what an amazing testimony he had. I have been listening to Dan for 2 years and looked forward to listening to his 3 hour program each day. Dan’s passion for God, family & country was visible in every program. I will miss Dan but I know God has a perfect plan for FISM & it’s partners. I look forward to seeing God’s plans for this ministry.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:23 AM


Joe Carroll April 30, 2022 - 4:10 PM

I was fortunate enough to meet Dan in Tupelo, MS as one oh his conferences. I found him very informative and knowledgeable of finances. Thank You Dan for all that you did for so many people.

Robert R May 10, 2022 - 4:05 PM

Thank you for all the knowledge you so freely gave! So thankful I had a chance to call in and talk with Dan! Jesus has gained a faithful steward! Thanks Dan!

Patricia Duggan April 30, 2022 - 7:55 PM

I keep wondering how a man I never met could have such an impact on me and others. It has to be the impact of the Holy Spirit bearing witness that Dan was a child of the living God. One could sense how real and genuine he was. May the Lord bless his family and may his ministry continue.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:27 AM

One could sense how real and genuine he was…. exactly.

Joseph Googe May 1, 2022 - 7:54 AM

I’ve been listening to Dan for at least 20 years. When I think of Dan the first thing that comes to mind is generous, kindness, and graciousness.
In person, at the town halls, and on air Dan Ceilia is one of the most genuine persons I’ve ever met. To all you at FISM ministries….KEEP ON!

Sherri Gates May 1, 2022 - 8:06 AM

This video has encouraged me to start a daily Bible reading at our family business. I pray I can follow through.

Lydia Brown May 7, 2022 - 12:33 AM

I don’t know the details behind your shared comment, I encourage the prayer idea…. what can it hurt?

Gar Knobbe May 1, 2022 - 8:11 AM

Thanks for sharing his tribute. Dan inspired us all to be better than we are. His wisdom and understanding of the word was greatly appreciated. He has left behind more than he gave. He was blessed to be a blessing, he did it so well.

Joe Filippo May 1, 2022 - 10:50 AM

I’ve only been a partner for just under a year and Dan has made a huge impact on the way I see the world and others around me. He is greatly missed.

Noble Rainwater MD May 1, 2022 - 11:25 AM

I listened to Dan almost exclusively on radio during drive times. From the beginning, I was impressed by Dan’s love of God and his financial insights and knowledge. With Dan’s passing, it felt like I had lost a family member. It was clear that he truly cared about others and wanted to help them in honoring God with their finances. I had wanted to tell Dan, that if my finances (guided by his recommendations) ever took a turn for the worse, it was OK, since his plans were honoring God. He fought the good fight and ran the race well to completion. May God and our Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless his family and FISM

Betty S. May 1, 2022 - 11:50 AM

Prayers of comfort , peace and healing from our Lord and Savior to Dan’s immediate family, FISM and all of us listeners/members. I still can’t forget Dan’s personal out reach to me many years ago when I had a question about how to invest insurance settlement monies – Pat had Dan call me – what a shock that he would take the time to do that. He truely was a financial spiritual blessing to us all – I know that he was greeted with “well done good and faithful servant”.

Ron Spradlin May 1, 2022 - 12:31 PM

Dan Celia disappointed me the first time I listened to him. I had never heard anyone who seemed to up on his financial and Bible information as well as he combined them. I was excited about finding him on American Family Radio. He kept me on the edge of my seat.

NOW for the thing that disappointed me. About half way through his program, he called of his phone number and he was speaking so rapidly that I could not get the number. A bit later in his program he gave the number again which caught me off guard and I still could not get all the numbers. On the next program I listened with pin in hand and could catch a couple numbers each time he gave it throughout his program.

I heard him talking about gift annuities to AFA and I called him and talked about giving $100,000. He told me in a private phone conversation later that he would personally fly to my state and come to my home and pick it up if I decided to go through with the giving.

I mourned his passing. He will be sorely missed by thousands of people that he has mentored in Bible / Finances. RLS

Drew Battin May 1, 2022 - 12:46 PM

Thank you for taking the time to put together the video of Dan’s life. What a wonderful testimony of a transformed life, turning to Jesus, and having a huge impact on the Kingdom. The team Dan put together for his ministry to the Lord seems more than equipped to move forward. It is equipped to grow and multiply exponentially the way an apple seed does. When a huge tree like Dan falls to the ground, all those who sheltered under the shade of his leadership, are now basking in the full sun (Son), and will grow rapidly with the Lord’s full purpose from this point forward. May the great work continue in full fervency, in the mighty name of Jesus. Glory, and honor, and praise to Him who sits on the throne.

Drew Battin
Leesburg, Georgia

Jeannine Lavande May 1, 2022 - 12:55 PM

This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man. I keep a radio on in my kitchen throughout each day, always tuned to the CSN station. I am fed by the programs and the incredible speakers that I hear on this station. But there is no doubt that the Financial Issues program with Dan Celia has become one of my favorite programs. Literally every evening at 9pm west coast time, I stop what I am doing to listen to his his God-honoring words of wisdom. From the very first time I heard him, I noticed something so genuine and pure in his voice and his words, that it drew my attention. And as I listened, I was heartened and inspired by his unique approach to Godly investing. It takes a truly brave and faithful man to stand for Biblically responsible investing in today’s world! I so admire him for pursuing his God-given mission, in spite of the intense criticism that I know he faced. He was both a servant and a warrior. I do and will miss that brave and inspiring voice in my kitchen each and every evening. But I am motivated to know that the ministry that Dan started will continue on, motivating others like it has me. What an incredible legacy Dan has left for this world! God bless His ministry and his family.

Terry Woodard May 1, 2022 - 1:25 PM

I think I listened to Dan for about 11 years or so. I was a rural mail carrier and listened to his program everyday I was delivering mail. I knew nothing about investing , but I learned so much from him. He was my mentor both in investing and spiritual growth. I had never thought of the concept of Biblically Investing before I started listening to him. I started to invest as he recommended and now at this time we have all of our investments that way. I feel confident to continue with what I learned from him.
I got to meet Dan at a town hall and was doubly blessed and honored . He spoke the truth. A real man of God. Thanks for this wonderful tribute. May God continue to bless FISM and his family and Shana.

Wayne May 1, 2022 - 2:20 PM

All the comments listeners have made are so true of Dan. I never met Dan but am a partner and listener for several years. I felt so close to Dan through his teaching and devotion to the Lord. Dan gave me great peace and advise in my finances and investing using his centerpiece of investing; biblically invest because “ it’s all His”. Just listening to Dan made it seem like everything will be alright if you are right with God. This cornerstone of his teaching made me feel as though he was my mentor, brother, father, all in one. Now I realize it was really Jesus speaking to me through Dan. I know I am blessed by being a member of the FISM family. It’s not a community,,,,it’s a family. Thanks to the great staff of FISM, Dan’s legacy will live on.

Jackson Betscher May 1, 2022 - 2:35 PM

Dan turned my whole thought life around as it pertained to my investments. After reading Dan’s book, The Fear of Money” I decided to test it. I was surprised on Dan’s influence on me as well as the Holy Spirit as it affected my money and investments. After becoming a partner, I never looked back. It has more than amply rewarded us in giving to the Lord’s work and sharing His goodness with others. It only took us a few weeks to become totally Biblically responsible. Now, all the we do is done through the prism of God’s view, thanks to Dan. We’ve never regretted doing as Dan instructed. We miss him dearly as our financial guru. Dan’s family is in our prayers

Wayne May 1, 2022 - 2:43 PM

Outstanding tribute to Dan!!!! Well done!

Beth May 1, 2022 - 2:56 PM

I loved the video so much!!! It was a beautiful tribute to his life. I miss seeing and hearing Dan over the computer.

Tony Banks May 1, 2022 - 4:02 PM

Please archive this for future needs. I don’t really know what to say, except that I would’ve enjoyed listening to more. Yet, with that, you all did Dan proud, and reflected Dan and the ministry and yourselves well, and of course, pointed to Jesus. Thank you for your honorable commitment to the past, present, legacy, and future. We embrace God’s control over it all.

W.C. Silence May 1, 2022 - 5:23 PM

Well Done! Thank you for the wisdom, inspiration and light shared in love. May the Prince of Peace bless you all and encourage your hearts!

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Elizabeth P. May 1, 2022 - 5:35 PM

After the 2008 stock market/ real estate crash, I waited for a long time to get back into the market. It was Dan who gave me the courage to invest again. He often said, you will get to the point in your life when all you care about with your finances is income. He was right. I am glad I took Dan’s words to heart by investing in companies who pay attractive dividends. The Bible says those who sow sparingly, reap sparingly, and those who sow abundantly, reap abundantly. Dan sowed abundantly. I am confident his work for Jesus Christ will continue to produce an abundant harvest.

Mary Ann Butler May 1, 2022 - 5:57 PM

Thank you for creating this beautiful tribute to Dan’s life and legacy. I found Dan about 2014 and have greatly appreciated not only his financial advice but his leadership as a follower of Christ and a servant. He was such a great example of a servant’s heart. I know he prayed to be as the son of Issachar but I saw him also as a David – a man of integrity after God’s own heart. I pray that the LORD will now fertilize the seeds Dan has planted and raise up many sons of Issachar. None will ever be able to replace Dan but many will be able to carry on his hope. Dan will remain in our hearts a brother and mentor in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ and we are so thankful for that. Thank you Shana for your dedication to following Dan and taking on the role to lead though I know you have a blessed team in FISM. Continued prayers for Dan’s family and FISM.

Karen Pitre May 1, 2022 - 10:46 PM

Thank you for producing this tribute to Dan! I pray we all keep Dan’s ministry going for God’s purposes.

Gertrude Miller May 1, 2022 - 10:48 PM

Thank You for doing this tribute.
I think it has been about fifteen years since I found Dan. What a blessing he has been to the body of Christ, others as well.
His passing to the next life has not fully sunk into my consciousness.
I thank GOD that Dan’s gift remains alive for us. What a beautiful testimony.

Sindoki May 2, 2022 - 1:38 AM

Great man of God full of wisdom and knowledge. His legacy will never be forgotten ♥. God bless Dan’ family.

Steve Reeves May 2, 2022 - 2:39 PM

Well done my good and faithful servant ,GOD speed to his family

Marjorie Clowney May 2, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Thank you for The chance to pay homage to Dan ‘s greatness. May God bless Dan’s family greatly and his staff a blessing all of us and their audience. I pray that his ministry will continue.

April Mijares May 2, 2022 - 6:58 PM

Dan was so full of wisdom and knowledge. I could hardly wait each day to listen to him. He was definitely a Godly man and will be missed greatly. Seth and Shana, you do amazing work as well. I’m so happy that you have continued Dan’s Legacy. My prayers go out to his family, FISM family. Praise the Lord!!!

Bill Richey May 2, 2022 - 7:40 PM

I have been a partner for 12 years. I have never had anyone that I trusted more than Dan, for one simple reason. He let Jesus run his life. Dan and I were probably in Viet Nam about the same time, so I always felt that connection with him. I was not a Christian then, but God used that experience to grab my attention. He has been a brother to me and will be sorely missed. I have found myself ranting about the same issues that he did, but he does a much better job at articulating the message. That I will really miss. We know where he is, and we will see him again later. I am looking forward to many more years of FISM, and will continue to pray for the ministry and everyone involved. Loved the tribute to Dan.

Lynn Jacuzzi May 2, 2022 - 7:47 PM

I started listening to AFR 11 years ago. Shortly after I found Dan’s program.. Dan has given me the courage to handle my own stock accounts and through his rants, and I say that lovingly. l felt called to run for office. I lost by only 315 votes against a 10 year incumbent and surprised everyone. I felt compelled to run by Dan’s leading and it’s an experience I will never forget. . I loved Dan’s heart and hearing him talk about his love for Jesus. The video was very touching and seeing how his horse loves him made me cry even more. It’s been hard for me so I can’t even image the loss his family is feeling.. I’m sure he fought hard as he always told us he wanted to do, go down fighting with a sword in his hand. I too hope to go down with a sword in my hand. To God be the glory for Dan’s strong example of stewardship with his faith, family and his finances. Tho I miss him greatly, one day we shall meet again like we did at a town meeting.. Dan has received his reward and is totally healed seated in glory with the Savior. Please try to keep his voice somewhere in the program.

M May 3, 2022 - 7:47 AM

My heart is broken 💔

Tim Martin May 3, 2022 - 2:01 PM

The tribute was great Dan was so much more than a financial advisory he was truly a leader in ministry.
He will be missed on earth but we know he is with our Savior Jesus.

Abdias Alcantara May 5, 2022 - 12:08 AM

Dan made a real impact in my life from the minute I found his program when I moved to the USA in 2007. Nobody had ever taught me about finances, how to invest and be biblically responsible. It was all new to me. Met him twice at town hall meetings here in The Woodlands, TX, and Dan also led me to participate to Pre-Born. I love that ministry.
My heart broke when I heard the news as I thought about his family and the ministry. But God, He is not surprised, He is not afraid, and His name will be forever magnified.
We miss Dan here, but he is in the arms of Jesus, and I can close my eyes and picture God telling Dan, well done you faithful servant. How good is that?

Johnny Repass May 6, 2022 - 10:02 AM

Dan was a great man. If all Christians stood on the Word of God the way he did, this nation would be in much better shape. He didn’t just talk about his belief in Christ, he truly lived it out. What a fantastic mentor. He is sorely missed. We will continue to pray for his loving family and his amazing staff and ministry. May God lift you up with his grace.

C. Courtney Trotter May 6, 2022 - 2:40 PM

I can still recall the first conversation Dan and I had years ago. I would listen to Dan’s broadcast and at times, I would email him with either comments or questions. I feel we enjoyed a kindred relationship. Dan mentioned that Charles Stanley was primarily responsible for his accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior and I shared that Dr. Stanley was also largely responsible for my relationship with Jesus as well. The World needs more men Like Dan. Thank you Dan and look forward to seeing you again my friend.

Tish Smyth May 6, 2022 - 2:53 PM

I started listening to Dan in the early 2000’s. I took over my investments because of his guidance. I am truly thankful for his guidance and ministry to each of us. I pray that in his memory many will begin to understand that it is all God’s funds and we are to be his obedient ambassadors of his funds in this lifetime. I will miss his powerful voice on the radio. He was always teaching about Jesus!

julius edward schneider, Jr. May 6, 2022 - 3:05 PM

Dan Celia was a Godsend to me as I prayed for guidance with my finances looking toward retirement. I trusted him because he trusted God.

Sunny Park May 6, 2022 - 7:26 PM

I found 91.3 American Family Radio three years ago and I have been listening to him since then.
I miss him so much.
I miss his passion for the Lord.
I miss his love for God, His people, and His world.
I heard his unmoving, unchanging allegiance to God. It was incredible.
He challenged me to give even more generously, freely, and boldly,

When I heard he was not well and was in the hospital….I prayed, and prayed and prayed.
When I heard he went to our Heavenly Father……my heart dropped and grieved. Yes, I grieved and grieving. Yes, I know where he is…but I was sad. Immediately, I prayed for his wife, family, and the listeners.
Dan Celia was a great man. His financial advises made impact to many and saved numerous people financial freedom, but his passion, life, and ministry saved so many people from eternal darkness, death, and separation from God. I am sure he met some of them there already and will meet so many more.
I am so grateful that I have known him (though through radio), and heard his unswerving passion for God.

Petra May 6, 2022 - 11:37 PM

Gosh, I so miss Mr. Celia,. I so respected him for his heart and total commitment toChrist through the vocation God gave him to to fulfill. Dan is simply irreplaceable
However, I remain grateful for the wonderful team he set up to continue his legacy and the courageous commitment they continue to provide Dan’s loyal listeners. My prayers will continue for the Celia family as well as his extended family at FISM.

Edwina May 7, 2022 - 12:03 AM

What a lovely tribute to Dan. I so enjoyed listening to Dan. He had such insight and wisdom. And most of all always pointing everything he did to the glory of God. What a blessing it was for me, last year to have heard him at a town hall meeting and an event where he presented this ministries updates. He was so excited. I greatly miss hearing him each day.

Rusty Altstatt May 7, 2022 - 8:50 AM

Thank you for this wonderful video of Dan and his ministry. I have no words for how much Dan influenced me and my family and friends. From the biblically responsible investing, to the way he treated people. Dan made me fill like I was part of his family. I miss him so much. I am just a farmer, but I pray that God will use me and the gifts,( though small and few), to leave an impact in this world for God.
My wife, children ,friends, and employees, found it odd and funny that I always wore headphones will I’m working. Everyone learned not to interrupt Dan. lol. I love all of you, because of Dan. When I would listen to Dan I felt like he was talking straight to me. It’s like me and him were just having a conversation. I pray that the ministry will stay strong and keep fighting. God bless, and thank you to Dan’s wife and family for sharing him and his tim with us. May God bless you all.

Glenn May 7, 2022 - 1:19 PM

Class Act in EVERY WAY!

Mike Eaton May 7, 2022 - 10:46 PM

Listening to Dan is where I finally understood that it all belongs to God. King David said in I Chronicles 29:14 “Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us”! I’m thankful that Dan taught us the truth.

Paula Udinski May 8, 2022 - 8:23 PM

Thank you FISM for airing this wonderful tribute to Dan!! May we all honor his life and legacy by becoming men and women who understand the times, and bring all glory to our good Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Todd Ferry May 9, 2022 - 8:47 AM

What a great job the FISM team did with this tribute! Thank you for honoring Dan and his family so well. I have learned so much from Dan over the 6 years that I listened to him. It was moving to get to see a glimpse of his personal life and relationships with those that he loved. Thank you again for taking the time to put that together for all of us!

Michael Catoe May 9, 2022 - 10:00 PM

I have so appreciated Dan’s heart for serving our Lord. What a wonderful ministry God used him to build and in His timing moved in Dan’s life to touch millions of us to use God’s money to further His kingdom. We owe Dan and his family a huge debt of gratitude for giving of themselves for God’s glory. Praying for you and the FISM team.

Barbara Jossy May 10, 2022 - 6:07 AM

Praise GOD for Dan Celia! I so miss hearing his voice on the Radio. May GOD richly bless and minister to his family and all the FISM team as they March on. 🙌❤️🙏

Claude Baines May 10, 2022 - 3:09 PM

Mighty warrior for God was he and a true son of Issachar. I would consider it a great honor to serve under his squadron in that great gathering of God’s army. Until then my brother ..

Cindy Youngblood May 10, 2022 - 4:21 PM

Dan changed my life! And I miss listening to his voice on the radio so much! I became familiar with Dan’s teaching three years ago and after listening to him for a couple months I sold everything and started following his guidance to only invest in companies that are Biblically responsible. I was blessed to talk with him and get his advice several times. And because of Dan I am passing on a legacy of Biblical investing to my teenage son. I loved listening to his Righteous rants filled with wisdom and insight! I have never cried at the loss of a radio personality until losing Dan. But he was so much more. I remember thinking how patient he was with people, over and over sharing advice and wisdom to help them. I miss you Dan! Thank you so much for your faithful service to so many!!!

Becky Jackson May 11, 2022 - 10:04 AM

I found Financial Issues on the radio about 4 years ago on my commute to work and it did not take long to know I could trust Dan Celia with the financial wisdom God was giving him. I do praise God for Dan and Yvonne Celia and their ministry. Listening and applying the concepts over the last 4 years has changed the way I view my finances and my giving. Dan’s work and his calling has made me rethink what a blessing each day is and what a bigger blessing to allow God to surrender to His authority to use in His Kingdom as He sees fit. Thank you Dan Celia! God bless your family and the ministry moving forward.

Carolee Chambers-Brent May 11, 2022 - 12:27 PM

Been a partner since 2012 and didn’t start investing until 2017 . I’ve learned SO MUCH from Dan and miss him so and can’t wait to see him one day!! I finally got up enough nerve to call into the show about 3 months before he became ill. Everyone is right when they say he made you feel like a part of him. I also contacted him in 2021 about a possible town hall here in Lubbock Texas. He emailed me back saying that’s a great idea and how much he loved the people here in west Texas. I’m praying for you Shana! Those are some big shoes to fill but you’re doing a great job!! Love you all and God bless each of you at FISM!!

LyWanna May 11, 2022 - 9:33 PM

Dan was the Best Friend I ever had, I never met him but he talked to me every day. I truly, truly miss him. As far as investments go and understanding them, he was wonderfully, I never knew about Biblical investing before listening to Dan.

Margaret Laurene Tamez May 12, 2022 - 9:13 PM

I feel that even though I only met him once he was a friend. I think that comes from listening to him so much and how he lovingly helped everyone gain in wisdom regarding the stewardship of what God has given us. I miss him so much. Praying for Yvonne and family to be comforted by the Lord. I know they miss him more than any of us.

Pam Hodge May 13, 2022 - 5:16 PM

I’m in shock; I just saw where he’s passed; I always listened to him but haven’t been able to in a bit; he was so wise and helpful! Prayers for his family;

Sheri Boatright May 14, 2022 - 9:32 AM

I’m so thankful for Dan’s passion for life, for speaking life and sustaining life through his ministry. I was always told, “You can never be totally BIBLICALLY RESPONSIBLE.”
“BUT DAN!” He gave it is all, everyday to bring others to Christ. Please keep his going out over the air waves. We pray daily strength ands wisdom for Yvonne, the entire Celia family , Shanna Burt and The whole FISM family, God Bless!
For I know the plans and thoughts I have for you, ‘says the Lord, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Fred Eagan May 14, 2022 - 1:43 PM

I began listening to Dan 5 or 6 years ago while driving through my sales territory in North Carolina on AFR. His insight, and financial information, and his dedication to wisdom given him by the Holy Spirit was always ever so clear and comforting in his voice over the radio. I never met Dan and always wished that I could have. I personally miss hearing his wisdom. I know that his family especially miss him. The comforting thing about Dan passing is that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is in Heaven with Jesus and still working and praying on our behalf at His Right Hand. I thank Dan for what he shared with us all. He truly is a son of Issichar!!

Nancy Dreamlover May 16, 2022 - 12:56 AM

Very moving tribute to Dan’s life!!! Thank you for sharing and I will miss his voice of wisdom.

Anna Krawczak May 18, 2022 - 11:44 AM

Thank you for sharing with the world of how the Lord used Dan Celia to preach the gospel through financial issues. We will truly missed his voice through the radio and FISM TV. God be with Dan’s family and FISM TV Team.

Wick Jackson May 21, 2022 - 10:12 AM

This was such a great video to share about Dan’s life and ministry. I have followed Dan for 5 years now and have paid for my 4 daughters to have access to the investment models and such. I want to thank the Lord for his hand on FISM.

José Antonio Cintrón May 21, 2022 - 10:11 PM

My condolences to the entire Celia family. Dan’s financial wisdom will be missed here on earth. Im confident that Dan is in the presence of our Savior continuing his work for the Lord in a different facet.

Robert June 25, 2022 - 8:47 AM

Oh thanks to God for Dan and the ministry. We will keep pressing on for God’s glory. Keep the legacy of FISM going. We still need this wisdom on radio and any other outlet. Thank you. -Rob

Christopher Boorman June 29, 2022 - 9:26 AM

I know it’s late, but I wanted to make a video honoring Dan.

Irving M. July 4, 2022 - 10:20 PM

I am thankful and grateful for ” God’s precious gift to all mankind, especially the household of faith”. Dan is deeply missed. The Lord keep you and yours in his everlasting love and peace, is my prayer. Thankyou and love always.

Gary Templin July 5, 2022 - 7:40 PM

Dan was a great warrior for God. He was the smartest economist I know. My wife and I greatly miss Dan and all his wisdom. He will forever be missed.


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