David Duran Jr.
Do you know what God does to His children that return to Him? He happily opens His arms and prepares a celebration. That’s the story of David Duran Jr. David is the 3rd born of 4 children, and the 1st born of his twin brother, Daniel Duran, by 4 minutes. He was named after his father, David Duran, which is his hero.
David Duran was born in San Benito, Texas and raised in a small town of San Isidro, Texas where his father started his first church and then moved to Arlington, Texas to begin a new work, “Casa de Oracion Family Center”. At the age of 11 years old David began to play the drums at his church as a back-up to Brother Alfaro. While growing up his role models were presidents because he was intrigued by history secrets, whether they were good or bad. As far as music goes, one Christian singer David never got tired of listening to was Russ Taff. He says Russ Taff “could sing like a dolphin and take the passion serious.” His music taste is vast and currently has about 400 gigabytes of music.
Shortly thereafter, David’s life took a different turn. At the age of 17 David ran away from home. Having spent most of his adolescence and young adult life away from home and church, brought his mother, Alicia Duran, to her knees (and tears) everyday praying for her son David. 12 years later, at 29 years of age, God provided a way for David to make it back home with his family to stay. To this, David wrote a song titled “To My Mother”. David’s priorities are now his family and his church.
Aside from David, he has his wife, Julie Duran, who is a great help to him and fully supports his busy lifestyle. He also has a son Kevin Duran and young daughter, Alicia Duran. Together they faithfully assist at “Casa de Oracion Family Center” in Arlington Texas with Bishop David Duran and Pastor Daniel Duran.
David Duran attends at Santa Barbara College to major in Oncology while still being a husband and father to his two children. He faithfully volunteers his time at church and loves to practice his drums. One thing David hates is surprises, no matter how good they are. If asked how it feels behind those drums he’s more likely to respond “I care more about keeping rhythm than getting fancy”. Does not mean he can't.
On the new album for ‘His Cadence’, David has dedicated much of his talent in writing the lyrics to most of the songs.