BETH EDEN BAPTISIT CHURCH
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Dr. B. R. Daniels, Sr., a native of De Kalb, Texas, graduated from Marvin Pynes High School and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Arlington State College, now The University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Daniels was called to the ministry under the late Dr. N. L. Robinson of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas. Pastor Daniels’ love for the Word of God led him to receive a degree from the Southern Bible Institute as well as a Master’s and PhD from Aspen Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado.
He has been married to Pamela Watson-Daniels for 34 years. Together, they have five children, nine grandchildren, one deceased; and nine great-grandchildren, two deceased. Pastor Daniels was called to the Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist Church in December 1972 after pastoring for three years and eight months at the Saint John Baptist Church in Avalon, Texas. At the start of his pastorate of the Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist Church, there were 37 members on the roll and only 18 active members. Within one year, the membership grew to 196 members, with 140 active members.
On Sunday, February 18, 2018, Pastor Daniels will have served 45 years and is the longest-serving pastor in the church’s history. Beth-Eden now has over 900 members. During his dynamic leadership, a 3.2 million dollar building program was completed. The note-burning ceremony for this project was held on September 18, 2016. Under his ministry, 36 sons and adopted sons have been shepherded. To God be the glory!
During his 45 years as pastor of Beth-Eden, Pastor Daniels has preached in churches all over this country and in the Bahamas. He has held many positions on the local, state, and national levels. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Evangelistic Department of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. for four years. For 15 years, he served as Moderator of the Northwestern District Baptist Association and is currently Vice Moderator. He is also Vice President-at-Large of the BM&E State Convention of Texas and a member of the Board of Directors of Southern Bible Institute. Pastor Daniels has always been active in the community and has served on the Zoning Commission of the City of Fort Worth.
Pastor Daniels continues to provide visionary leadership to the Beth-Eden Missionary Baptist Church.