in the Smoky Mountains, TN
Opal was saved and baptized in water at an early age. She was filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized with the Fire in 1975. Married to her high school sweetheart, Don Dalton, for 54 years. she is a mother of 5, grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 7. and has 2 sons in love, a daughter in love, and also a son in love which in heaven.
A native of East Tennessee, she has lived in TN most of her life. She also lived in Florida in the 70’s. Opal has worked in various areas of ministry from the age of 12 years old. She was also an entrepreneur and business owner from 1964- 1990. Her life changed dramatically the first Sunday evening of July 1990, when she answered the call to full-time ministry.
Flying Higher Ministries was founded by Don and Opal in May 1993. They were Co Pastors for over 20 years, during which time they opened buildings which had been closed, usually for 2 years or more. They, along with others who the Lord led to help, made repairs so they were useable as churches, and then moved on to the next assignment as the Spirit led. At each location, they had outreach ministries to help with food, clothing, community evangelism, recovery support, etc. The mission was always to see souls saved, healed, delivered, restored and set free from all captivity.
The Flying Higher television program was launched in May 1993 and was co hosted by Don and Opal for 12 years.
Opal is also the CEO of Steppin’ Out Blessed Ministries which she founded in 2002. She is Host of “Steppin’ Out Blessed with Opal Dalton and Friends” TV program, and Coordinator and Host of “Steppin’ Out Blessed conferences and retreats. In addition she and her husband Don, currently have weekly meetings at The Praise Place in Corryton, TN, with a vision to build a multipurpose meeting place.
With great joy, Opal serves as an ambassador for the Kingdom of GOD, mentoring and loving people unconditionally. The life giving anointed word and personal experiences she shares, exhorts those who hear to strive for a closer, intimate, victorious walk with the Lord.
As the Spirit leads, Opal will accept appointments to speak at conferences, retreats, and other events Her desire is to see souls saved, lives forever changed, and to help others find and take their place, and go forth, bearing fruit that forever remains.
Brandi is a graduate of World Harvest Bible College (now Valor College). Her major was originally Evangelism then changed to Praise and Worship Leadership. She’s a very anointed leader!