Pastor Danny Sanchez, Latino White House 'Champion Of Change,' Takes Ministry To Silicon Valley

06/11/2013 08:50 am ET | Updated Jul 28, 2014
  • Giovanni Rodriguez Forbes

It’s a hot Thursday afternoon, and I am walking the streets in the South First Street section of San Jose.  I should be afraid.  There’s been a spike in gang-related murder — six in the past week — and the streets I am walking are among the meanest.  Yet I am not afraid.  I am walking with Pastor Danny Sanchez, a 2011 White House Champion of Change.  But it’s not his White House cred that’s lending me comfort.  I am thinking about the 200-300 fist fights he endured before he became a minister in a world I like to call “the other side of Silicon Valley.”

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